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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard setting for DI Andy Horton novel, Undercurrent

HMS 33 Monitor - Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Undercurrent, the ninth in the DI Andy Horton marine series of police procedurals, which is now out as an unabridged audio book,  begins with a body found in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, late at night, lying in the bottom of No. 1 Dock home to the historic M33 Monitor. 

At the time of writing this novel the M33 Monitor was not open to the public but since then the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded £1.75 million to the National Museum of the Royal Navy to restore and open it to visitors for the first time in its history.  This gallant little ship, launched in May 1915, is the sole remaining British veteran of that year’s Gallipoli Campaign.  I decided it would be the perfect place to put a body!

The body in number one dock- Portsmouth Historic DockyardIn Undercurrent, naval historian Dr Douglas Spalding is found dead in the bottom of the dock after giving an evening public lecture in the National Museum of the Royal Navy  near by.

HMS M33 Monitor and HMS VictoryThe M33 sits in No.1 Dock close to HMS Victory in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the National Museum of the Royal Navy.


HMS M33 Monitor - Portsmouth Historic DockyardNow open to the public, visitors start their journey through HMS M.33 with a 6 metre descent into the bottom of the dock before stepping aboard. Needless to say there will be no sign of Dr Spalding's body!



Undercurrent now available in paperback, as an ebook on Kindle and Kobo, and as an unabridged audio book.

Undercurrent - DI Andy Horton Crime NovelNaval historian Dr Douglas Spalding is found dead in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.  It looks like suicide but Horton goes out on a limb to prove otherwise. Soon he's embroiled in a cover up at the highest level.

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