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DI Andy Horton no. 15 to be published in June and available for pre-order

A Deadly Wake a DI Andy Horton MysteryNumber fifteen in the popular Inspector Andy Horton crime series, A DEADLY WAKE, is to be published in June 2020 in paperback, e book on Amazon Kindle and Kobo, The rugged and flawed Portsmouth detective has a new mystery to solve which ultimately leads him to discovering the truth behind his mother's disappearance over thirty years ago.

Author, Pauline Rowson says, ' Readers have long been desperate to know the truth behind the disappearance of Andy's mother when he was a child of ten and now at last all is revealed.'

DI Andy Horton’s investigations into the disappearance of his mother, Jennifer, over thirty years ago, has been touched upon in many of the Horton novels, in which he has unearthed some startling revelations. In this, the fifteenth in the Horton series, there are more surprises to come.

Pauline Rowson adds, ' For those who have not read the other novels, to help the reader quickly catch up on the mystery of Jennifer’s disappearance, and to accompany Horton on his final journey in his quest to get to the truth, I have included a prologue. I have also included a cast of characters who are connected, in some way, with the Jennifer Horton mystery. I hope my readers enjoy the new Andy Horton.'

The Inspector Andy Horton crime novels are set against the backdrop of the sea on the South Coast of England, in Portsmouth and on the Isle of Wight. They have been critically acclaimed in the UK, USA and Commonwealth where they have been hailed as multi-layered, gripping, full of twists and turns.

Andy Horton has been described by Booklist USA as 'an especially good series hero, a likeable fellow with plenty of street smarts and the requisite personal baggage. Procedural fans who haven’t already read Rowson should be encouraged to do so in the strongest possible terms.'

Publishers Weekly says, 'DI Andy Horton is a fascinating man to get to know, and his thoughtful approach to detection is a pleasure to read,' while the Library Journal claims, 'Rowson’s plotting is deftly layered, and she successfully captures the mood of her protagonist’s tortured journey.'

Inspector Andy Horton returns to his desk in Portsmouth CID after a tedious computer course in London to find there has been a series of highway robberies in his absence and an arson attack at the sailing club where the Chief Constable keeps his boat. What’s more the Chief’s boat is one of three that have been set alight and he’s demanding action. But when the fingerprint bureau phone Horton to tell him the prints of an unknown man found dead in a log cabin in a secluded bay on the Isle of Wight match those of someone he met six months previously, Horton’s priorities are clear. He travels to the island to identify the body but what greets him is totally unexpected. As he follows the trail of the dead man, he uncovers some startling revelations into his own mother’s past and the truth behind her disappearance over thirty years ago.

Pauline Rowson is the author of twenty-one crime novels - fifteen 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 series featuring Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Alun Ryga, who makes his debut in DEATH IN THE COVE.

A DEADLY WAKE, DI Andy Horton mystery 15, is published on 2 June 2020 and is available for pre-order

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