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What's on in December 2017

Fatal Catch - DI Andy HortonAs it's December I thought I would feature during the month two of my crime novels which are set around the festive season, THE SUFFOCATING SEA, number 3 in the Inspector Andy Horton police procedural series, and FATAL CATCH, the twelfth Inspector Andy Horton crime novel. In December there will be extracts from both crime novels and a chance to watch the book trailers but you can skip the blogs if you wish and go right to the appropriate book page for more details of both novels.

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

And here is a taster of the beginning of The Suffocating Sea

The Suffocating Sea a DI Andy Horton novel by Pauline RowsonThe blue pulsating lights of the fire engines radiated out of the dense freezing fog like revolving spotlights on a stage as Sergeant Cantelli swung into the car park at Horsea Marina. Inspector Andy Horton shivered. A cold, clammy feeling fingered its way up his spine. He’d been to hundreds of fires in his career, and had seen burnt and shrivelled corpses before. This was no different, he told himself, yet instinctively he knew it was. The fog and smoke curled together like a snake and seemed to ooze their way inside the car, bringing with them the smell of danger and death. They clawed at his throat making it hard for him to catch his breath. A premonition so strong that it was almost audible was urging him to turn back and leave this to others, but it was too late for that. Cantelli was already drawing to a halt in front of the police vehicle straddling the fire engines. Beyond, somewhere on the pontoon, thought Horton, was a burning boat and inside it a charred corpse.

"A gripping, suspense-filled murder case...an entertaining read in an engaging series..." Booklist

There are thirteen in the DI Andy Horton series. They are available in paperback, as ebooks, on Amazon Kindle and Kobo, some are in Large Print and are published as unabridged audio books narrated by Gordon Griffin.

Read more about the Inspector Andy Horton crime novels in order

Talks in December

Also in December I'm looking forward to entertaining the gentlemen of Christchurch Probus and their wives and partners at their Christmas lunch on the 14th December.


On the writing front I'm delighted to announce that I have finished writing the first draft of my new crime novel set in 1950 featuring a Scotland Yard detective solving a complex murder case on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, England. I'm really pleased with it. For the next couple of months I'll be knuckling down to revisions. It usually takes me eight revisions before I am happy with it.

Coming up in December

Over this, the last month of the year, I'll be taking a look back  at all the BBC radio interviews, the talks and events I have done throughout the year. There will also be a round up of my crime novels published during 2017.

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