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DI Andy Horton mystery no. 15 A DEADLY WAKE published



A DEADLY WAKE by Pauline Rowson a DI Andy Horton MysteryYes, the crime novel everyone has been waiting for - well DI Andy Horton fans have - A DEADLY WAKE, which reveals the truth behind the disappearance of Andy's mother Jennifer, when he was a child. A DEADLY WAKE is published in paperback, e book, Kindle and Kobo (2 June 2020). The rugged and flawed Portsmouth based detective has a new mystery to solve which 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.

A DEADLY WAKE is Pauline Rowson's twenty-first mystery crime novel. There are fifteen in the DI Andy Horton series; three in the Art Marvik mystery thriller series; two standalone thrillers, and the first in her new 1950 mystery series introducing Inspector Ryga in DEATH IN THE COVE.

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

Inspector 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.'

While 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.

Library Journal claims, 'Rowson’s plotting is deftly layered, and she successfully captures the mood of her protagonist’s tortured journey.'

In A DEADLY WAKE, 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.

A DEADLY WAKE is available in paperback, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Apple and Google books.


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POSTED BY: ALISON WESLEY - JUNE 1ST, 2020 @ 6:34:01 BST
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