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DI Andy Horton is an enigma, reliable but sometimes unreachable, a little lost, but knows what he wants! My fav. kind of DI

Dead Passage an Inspector Andy Horton mysteryThat's how one reader describes Inspector Andy Horton who is featured in 15 crime novels. It's a great description and sums Andy up perfectly. To me and to many of my readers, DI Andy Horton is, of course, a hero. But not a perfect one, far from it. Who is?

Heroes have always fascinated me. It probably stems from reading so many thrillers and spy novels as a child. Then I married a hero, well he is to me, a former RAF Police Officer and Hampshire fire-fighter from Red Watch, Portsmouth, UK, who took many risks and saved many lives throughout his career. It’s no wonder then that I turned to writing about a hero.

DI Andy Horton has also been described as 'an especially good series hero, a likeable fellow with plenty of street smarts and the requisite personal baggage - an abrasive supervisor and an antagonistic soon to be ex-wife.' Booklist (USA).

Heroes have to have flaws, after all they are human. DI Andy Horton is rugged, a maverick cop who hates paperwork and playing by the book which of course gets him into trouble with his superiors, particularly the ice maiden, DCI Lorraine Bliss, his boss in Portsmouth CID.

Horton is prepared to take risks and is fearless in his search for justice. He's been raised in children’s homes after his mother abandoned him as a child, which means he has a desperate need to belong, a need that is in some way satisfied by belonging to the family of the police and yet he continually finds himself on the outside. His experiences as a child have taught him never to trust and never to confide. He lives alone on his boat and rides a Harley Davidson.

And who would I get to play DI Andy Horton in the movies if I had casting clout?

Every reader sees the character differently so casting the perfect hero is difficult, no it’s impossible. I wouldn’t know where to begin – except that Jason Statham’s name did come up when a producer was keen to develop the series for American television. Statham’s agent was duly approached but Statham had just been signed for another series. Sigh.

Dead Passage an Inspector Andy Horton crime novel Available in paperback, as an ebook, on Amazon Kindle and Kobo

A mysterious telephone call sends Horton on a complex and twisted investigation into the death of a local politician twelve years ago and uncovers a trail of lies, secrets and revenge with roots deep in the past.

"This book has all the juicy ingredients that make a good story: an historic death of a politician, a daughter who urgently wants to speak to the inspector, as she has ‘something to reveal’ about her father’s death, and also a few interesting characters that keep you guessing about who’s telling the truth…and who has something to hide." BH Living Magazine

And here are all the Inspector Andy Horton crime novels in order. They are available in paperback, as ebooks, on Apple Books, Goggle Books, Kobo and on Amazon Kindle.  Some are also available as audiobooks:

Tide of Death (1)
Deadly Waters (2)
The Suffocating Sea (3)
Dead Man's Wharf (4)
Blood on the Sand (5)
Footsteps on the Shore (6)
A Killing Coast (7)
Death Lies Beneath (8)
Undercurrent (9)
Death Surge (10)
Shroud of Evil (11)
Fatal Catch (12)
Lethal Waves (13)
Dead Passage (14)
A Deadly Wake (15)

I'm currently writing number 16 in the DI Andy Horton series which I hope will be published in 2022.

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