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Two DI Andy Horton Mysteries to be re-issued in April 2020

DI Andy Horton mysteries Shroud of Evil and Fatal CatchTwo DI Andy Horton mysteries, SHROUD OF EVIL and FATAL CATCH are being re-issued in April 2020 in paperback and as ebooks on Kindle and Kobo and are now available for pre-order on Amazon, at bookshops and with other on line retailers.

There are fourteen in the DI Andy Horton series with DEAD PASSAGE, (14) published in paperback and as an ebook in October 2018.

The Inspector Andy Horton crime series is set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent area of England in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Pauline Rowson's mysteries 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"

Shroud of Evil a DI Andy Horton mysteryShroud of Evil is number eleven in the DI Andy Horton series.

"A compelling protagonist and mounting suspense make the book hard to put down." Publishers Weekly

When Horton ofPortsmouth CID is assigned the case of a missing person: Jasper Kenton, aprivate investigator, the formidable Eunice Swallows, Kenton’s businesspartner, seems unwilling to give Horton any useful information, and Horton –irritated at being assigned such a low-ranking investigation – suspects thedisappearance has a mundane explanation. Either Kenton is with a woman, or he’sstolen from a client and absconded with the money.  But when Kenton’s car turns up,and a shocking discovery is made, things turn serious. Immediately, Hortonfinds himself embroiled in an investigation that has major personalramifications, and one in which he has no choice but to withhold vitalinformation. As he struggles to crack the case, he knows it is only a questionof time before someone discovers he’s kept silent, and when that’s revealed,his part in hindering a major investigation will end his career . . .

Fatal Catch a DI Andy Horton mysteryFatal Catch is the twelfth DI Andy Horton mystery

"Plenty of red herrings and a surprising culprit. Series fans will appreciate additional clues about the unsolved murder of Horton’s mother, Jennifer, more than 30 years earlier." Publishers Weekly

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

DI Andy Horton iscalled out to examine a gruesome catch by two fishermen: a human hand.Is itthat of missing violent criminal Alfie Wright – or is he the killer? And whereis the rest of the corpse? Soon Horton finds himselfimmersed in a complex case where everyone has a reason to lie and no one is whothey seem. Assailed by doubts both in his personal and professional life,Horton desperately tries to keep his emotional feelings under control and hisfocus on his work. His instincts tell him to trust no one and believe nothing;he’s not sure though whether this time he’ll succeed …

Pauline 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 tough and resilient, but deeply empathetic.'

Pauline Rowson is the author of twenty crime novels - fourteen featuring the rugged and flawed Portsmouth detective, Inspector Andy Horton; three in the mystery thriller series featuring Art Marvik, the troubled former Royal Marine Commando now an undercover investigator for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS),  two standalone thrillers, the award winning, IN COLD DAYLIGHT and IN FOR THE KILL and the 1950 set crime novel DEATH IN THE COVE introducing Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Alun Ryga.

The DI Andy Horton novels in order

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