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Don't read in the subway darling you might get hooked on crime fiction

My apologies to the great Petula Clark and songwriters Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent for messing about with the title of their powerful song but hopefully travellers took heed and didn't fall asleep in the subway when they picked up and read some of my crime and mystery novels on the New York Underground or the London Tube.  I wonder if some of my early crime novels are still circulating, although if they are then they might be slightly the worse for wear by now!  But this was an interesting moment when four of my crime novels were picked up and circulated as good reads for commuters and travellers not just in New York but also on the London Underground.

Tide of Death - Di Andy Horton MysteryTide of Death, the first in the DI Horton series, Deadly Waters, the second DI Horton crime novel and The Suffocating Sea, the third in the  DI Andy Horton series, were all wending their way round the New York Subway in 2013.  Love the blue nail varnish - not mine but someone who placed the book on the tube.

The DI Andy Horton series is set in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight against the back drop of the Solent on the South Coast of England.

Tide of Death was chosen by Amazon as the 'Best of Crime Fiction 2006.

Kirkus reviews say of Deadly Waters, the second in the series,  "Rowson adds an appealing hero to the British Police Procedural ranks." Kirkus Reviews (USA)

The Suffocating Sea - DI Andy Horton MysteryThe Suffocating Sea was selected as the "Best of British Crime Fiction" by The Book Depository and hailed in the USA by reviewer, Booklist, as 'A gripping, suspense-filled murder case, an entertaining read in an engaging series'

Joining the DI Horton novels on the subway was my stand alone mystery thriller In Cold Daylight,  about one man's quest to discover the truth behind the deaths of fire fighters. IN COLD DAYLIGHT was voted the third most popular novel in an online poll for World Book Day 2008

In Cold Daylight by Pauline Rowson Once a reader finished reading the book he or she leaves it on the underground for someone else to read.

I hope commuters, visitors and travellers on both the London Underground  and the New York Subway enjoyed reading these  novels and maybe got hooked into reading more!

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