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Severn House sell USA mass market paperback rights to Pauline Rowson's crime novel, Fatal Catch to Harlequin Books

Fatal Catch, an Inspector Andy Horton crime novel by Pauline RowsonSevern House Publishers has sold USA mass market direct to consumer paperback rights to Pauline Rowson's Inspector Andy Horton crime novel Fatal Catch to American publisher Harlequin Books.

Fatal Catch is the twelfth novel in the DI Andy Horton police procedural crime series of which the latest Lethal Waves was published by Severn House in the UK in February 2017 and in the USA in June 2017. The Inspector Andy Horton series is set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent area of England in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

The Detective Andy Horton crime novels (13) are already published in hardcover, trade paperback and as an ebook in the USA and UK by Severn House. Some are also published as unabridged audio books by Soundings. The Inspector Andy Horton crime novels have been hailed as "exemplary," "multi-layered" "cleverly plotted" with reviewer, Booklist, claiming that Andy Horton is an "especially good series hero, a likeable fellow with plenty of street smarts and the requisite personal baggage"

Pauline Rowson says, 'Detective Inspector Andy Horton is a man very much defined by a tormented past, but with hopes for his future. He is an instinctive copper rather than an intellectual one, tough and resilient, but deeply empathetic. His dry sense of humour is the key to his investigative approach. It’s how he keeps people at arm’s length and stays detached from the crimes he investigates. His greatest strength is his ability to put himself in a victim’s shoes, to imagine events from their perspective (even the moments up to their death), making leaps of deduction few would be able to. And he’s most often right.'

Edwin Buckhalter, Chairman of Severn House, says, 'Pauline Rowson's Portsmouth-set mystery plots are inventive and exciting, gripping but not gruesome, and full of thrilling twists and turns. Her novels combine character-driven, emotional punch with the scale and complexity of plotting. We're delighted that they will be reaching a wider audience in America.'

About Harlequin

Harlequin (Harlequin.com) is one of the world’s leading publishers of books for women, with titles issued worldwide in as many as 32 languages and sold in up to 93 international markets. The company publishes more than 110 titles monthly and more than 1,300 authors from around the world. Harlequin is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, itself a subsidiary of News Corp and one of the largest consumer book publishers in the world. Harlequin has offices in 14 countries, including offices in Toronto and New York.

For more information, please visit Harlequin.com and Facebook.com/HarlequinBooks. Follow Harlequin on Twitter: @HarlequinBooks.

About Severn House

Severn House is a vibrant independent publishing house, which produces a broad range of titles, from crime and mystery, thrillers and romance, to sagas, general and historical fiction. Founded in 1974 as a publisher of hardback fiction, Severn House now produces titles in all formats, including eBooks and large print.Home to an impressive list of respected British and American authors, titles from Severn House are guaranteed to entertain, enlighten and occasionally mystify you, right to the last page.

For more information visit www.severnhouse.com Follow Severn House on Twitter @severnhouse

About Pauline Rowson

Pauline Rowson, crime authorPauline Rowson is the author of eighteen crime novels, thirteen featuring the rugged and flawed Portsmouth detective DI Andy Horton, three in the new series featuring Art Marvik, the troubled former Royal Marine Commando now an undercover investigator for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS) and two standalone thrillers, the award winning, In Cold Daylight and In For the Kill. Adventure, mystery and heroes have always fascinated and thrilled Pauline, that and her love of the sea has led her to create her exciting and gripping range of crime novels. She lives on the south coast of England.

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