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What's on in April 2021

April, and all is still quiet on the talk front as you would expect because of the Covid-19 restrictions imposed across the UK (and elsewhere). I'm pleased to have been asked to give a LIVE face-to-face talk in July 2021, my first since the lock downs began and I am looking forward to it and keeping my fingers crossed that it will go ahead. Meanwhile I'll be continuing with my blast from the past as I look back on my talks in April of years gone by!

On location looking for inspiration for my crime novels

In April I will at least be able to go further afield on my coastal walks, as some of the restrictions in England are lifted, providing me with even more inspiration for my Inspector Andy Horton crime series.

April and DI Andy Horton has two multi-layered crimes to solve

DI Andy Horton mysteries A Killing Coast and A Deadly WakeInspector Andy Horton has another two complex investigations on his hands in April, but not in the same year. April sees him hot on the trail of a killer after a body is found floating off Spitbank Fort in the Solent. At first Horton believes it to be accidental or suicide but soon he realizes he's got that wrong. A KILLING COAST is number seven in the series of currently fifteen.

In Horton's second April investigation he's deep into a mystery that sees him solving the puzzle of what happened to his mother, Jennifer, when she vanished many years ago when Horton was ten years old. A DEADLY WAKE is number fifteen in the series.

Throughout April I'll be featuring these two crime novels on my blog.

April - writing

April also sees me continuing to write number sixteen in the DI Andy Horton series. I am now on third revisions and it's coming along nicely. Only another five revisions to go - I usually take eight before I am happy with it. That Horton crime novel is scheduled for publication in Spring 2022.

Before that in October 2021 there is a new Inspector Ryga 1950s set mystery, DEATH IN THE NETS, number three in the series. More on that to follow. But meanwhile there will be be updates and features on the first two Inspector Ryga mysteries, DEATH IN THE COVE and DEATH IN THE HARBOUR

That's about it for April, aside from Easter. I hope you all have a safe and happy one.  Read more about DI Andy Horton's April investigations below:

A Killing Coast, Inspector Andy Horton (7)

A Killing Coast, DI Andy Horton 7 by Pauline Rowson

When a body is found floating in the sea off Portsmouth harbour, Detective Inspector Horton initially judges it to be an accidental death. Soon though, to his dismay, he discovers he’s got it very wrong. Accused of being incompetent by his boss, and with the head of the Major Crime Team coming down heavily on him, Horton wonders if he’s allowed his ongoing investigation into the disappearance of his mother over thirty years ago to cloud his judgement. With no clear motive for the murder, Horton is sucked into a baffling investigation that he is determined to resolve despite the odds. Not only does he need to find a brutal killer, but Horton now has to prove to himself, and others, that he is still up to the job.

A Deadly Wake, Inspector Andy Horton (15)

A Deadly Wake a DI Andy Horton Mystery by Pauline Rowson
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.

All my crime novels are available in paperback, ebook, Amazon Kindle and some as audio books.  They are also available for loan in UK, Commonwealth and USA libraries.

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