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Falling in love with Inspector Andy Horton

Pauline Rowson with DI Andy Horton novel A Killing CoastI have been  asked if I am just a tiny bit in love with the main character in my series of crime novels featuring the modern day flawed and rugged detective, DI Andy Horton.  The answer  is yes and not just a tiny bit but a lot. Inspector Andy Horton is fit, about forty and fearless. And to me he is gorgeous despite or maybe because of his flaws. 

I thought it might sound odd saying that I was  in love with Andy Horton but having read a recent survey that said a high percentage of women are more in love with fictional characters than their partners I feel a lot better about it.  Although I had better say here  and now that I, am, of course, still in love with my long suffering husband, Bob! Phew, that lets me off the hook.

Apparently James Bond tops the list of  the character most women love and he too is fit and fearless and I suppose if you think of the films rather than the books, where you can let your imagination create your own version of Bond, it depends which Bond you have fallen in love with. I know who my hero is, the wonderful Roger Moore.

But, I am pleased to say that it is not just women who like DI Andy Horton but my male readers also admire him and enjoy reading about his exploits.

Adventure, mystery and heroes have always fascinated me and put that with the ever changing sea, one moment light and calm, the next dark and deadly, beautiful and beguiling but deceptively dangerous, and you have the perfect recipe for a crime series.

Tide of Death and A Deadly Wake by Pauline RowsonThere are 15 in the DI Andy Horton series of crime novels, with A DEADLY WAKE number fifteen and TIDE of DEATH, number one.  In all of them I can guarantee that Horton goes out on  limb to solve crimes and gets into all sorts of trouble.

So, just for the reader who left a review on Amazon, who doesn't like the fact that Horton rarely calls for back up, sorry but he's just that the kind of cop. 

Horton is not a by-the-book typical police officer but a maverick, go-it-alone kind of guy, which reflects his upbringing (in children's homes) and his personality.   No, it's not true to life or how a real cop would act in today's police world but then it is fiction after all.

Happy reading.

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JUNE 9TH, 2021 @ 6:30:54 BST

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