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Harlequin USA to publish Pauline Rowson's DI Andy Horton Mystery


Lethal Waves, an Inspector Andy Horton Mystery by Pauline RowsonHarlequin Books USA has bought mass market direct to consumer paperback rights to Pauline Rowson's Inspector Andy Horton crime novel LETHAL WAVES. LETHAL WAVES is number thirteen in the DI Andy Horton mystery series of currently fourteen and is already published in the UK in paperback and as an e book, on Amazon Kindle and Kobo.

Inspector Andy Horton’s meal with his old friend, Inspector John Guilbert of the States of Guernsey Police, is cut short when a woman is found dead in her cabin on the ferry from Portsmouth to Guernsey. There doesn’t appear to be any suspicious circumstances. It's not Horton's case. But as  soon as Horton returns to Portsmouth he's called in to investigate the death of a vagrant found lying partially covered under a rotting houseboat. This time, it’s clearly murder.  Troubled by the many unanswered questions surrounding both deaths, Horton must call upon all his skills and intuition to solve a complex case, uncovering dark secrets that have led to such lethal waves of destruction.

The Inspector Andy Horton crime series set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent area of England in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight have been hailed in UK, USA and Commonwealth as "exemplary," "multi-layered" and "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 RowsonPauline Rowson says, 'Detective Inspector Andy Horton is a man very much defined by a tormented past spent primarily in care when his mother disappeared when he was ten. 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.'

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.

Harlequin (Harlequin.com) is one of the world’s leading publishers of books 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.

Harlequin published FATAL CATCH, number twelve the USA in 2018.

Fatal Catch USA Harlequin edition, DI Andy Horton mystery by Pauline RowsonDI Horton is called out to examine a gruesome catch by two fishermen: a human hand.


Soon he finds himself immersed in a complex case where everyone has a reason to lie and no one is who they seem.

Trustno one, believe nothing….

"A great read for mystery lovers with plenty to keep you guessing until the last moment." Crime Book Club


Pauline Rowson is the author of twenty crime novels.  Fourteen feature the rugged and flawed Portsmouth detective DI Andy Horton, with the latest DEAD PASSAGE published in October 2018; three with undercover investigator and former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik who works for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS); two standalone thriller mysteries and the first in her new historical crime series set in 1950 introducing Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Alun Ryga in his first mystery outside of London on the Island of Portland, Dorset.  DEATH IN THE COVE  is being published in paperback, as an ebook, on Kindle, Kobo and as an audio book on 26 September 2019.

Pauline lives on the south coast of England. Harlequin will be publishing Lethal Waves in the USA in February 2020..

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POSTED BY: ALISON WESLEY - AUGUST 1ST, 2019 @ 7:18:25 BST
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