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JOFFE BOOKS TO PUBLISH ROWSON’S DI ANDY HORTON MYSTERY SERIES


Joffe Books to Publish DI Andy Horton SeriesJoffe Books is thrilled to announce it will publish Pauline Rowson’s DI Andy Horton mysteries in eBook and paperbacks this year with the first book due to launch in February 2022.

Rowson’s critically acclaimed crime novels have a huge presence in the UK, USA and Commonwealth and they have been translated into several languages. Multi-layered, fast-paced, and compelling, they are full of twists and turns and are played out against the dramatic and powerfully evocative British marine landscape of the south coast of England.

Rowson says: "I am delighted that my Harley-Davidson riding, sailing detective DI Andy Horton is joining the dynamic team at Joffe Books, introducing his fifteen Solent/Portsmouth set fast-paced murder investigations and his tormented and tumultuous life to a great new audience across the globe.”

Joffe says: "Pauline is a huge talent with a great series of mysteries. I’ve had my eye on her for a while, and so I’m delighted she’s joining the Joffe Books team.”


ABOUT INSPECTOR ANDY HORTON

There are fifteen in this entertaining series, with number sixteen also written all to be relaunched by Joffe Books with exciting new covers and titles in the coming year (2022/23).

Andy Horton is instinctive, tough and resilient, but deeply empathetic.  A dry sense of humour is the key to his investigative approach. It’s how he keeps people at arm’s length and stays detached from the crimes he investigates. His greatest strength is his ability to put himself in a victim’s shoes, to imagine events from their perspective (even the moments up to their death), making leaps of deduction few would be able to. And he’s most often right.  He's especially tough on bullies, or people who abuse their power or position, as they remind him of the people in the children’s homes in which he’s been raised. When this happens, when his guard slips, he’s like a raw nerve. He fears his emotions will betray him.

He feels a duty of care to the victims of the crimes he investigates and often feels like he’s the only person looking out for them; the only one who can bring the guilty to justice so that the dead can rest. No one cared about him when he was a child; he won’t let that happen to anyone else.

Living on board his small yacht in Southsea Marina since his estrangement from his wife following a gross misconduct charge (of which he was innocent) the sailing detective is a man rarely at peace, unless he is on the sea or fighting crime.  Raised in children's homes after his mother abandoned him as a child he has a desperate need to belong and yet is always on the outside. Being alone is his greatest fear, yet he is alone.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born and raised in the coastal city of Portsmouth in the UK, Pauline Rowson draws her inspiration for her crime novels from the area. When she isn’t writing (which isn’t often) she can be found walking the coastal paths on the Isle of Wight and around Langstone and Chichester Harbours looking for a good place to put a body!

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POSTED BY: PAULINE ROWSON
JANUARY 21ST, 2022 @ 9:14:09 GMT
 
 


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