[Skip to Content]
HOME  »   CRIME BOOKS  »   PAULINE ROWSON  »   EVENTS  »   SUBSCRIBE  »   FAQ/ARTICLES   »   NEWS/BLOG  »   CONTACT  »   RIGHTS
 

The Farlington Marsh Murders - Inspector Andy Horton (8)


The Farlington Marsh Murders by Pauline RowsonMEET DI ANDY HORTON IN THE FARLINGTON MARSH MURDERS

He’s a risk-taking Harley-Davidson-riding, sailing detective who doesn’t always play by the rules . . . which often lands him in trouble with his bosses.

(Please note this was previously published as Death Lies Beneath).

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A brilliant book with more twists and turns than a corkscrew. A wide range of believable characters and an ending which means book 9 will have to be written." Kindle Customer



Detective Inspector Andy Horton is at the funeral of ex-con Daryl Woodley. He’s there to keep an eye on the mourners and watch out for a big-time crook, who they suspect was involved in Woodley’s murder.

But it’s a perplexing case. Prior to his death, Woodley was assaulted and spent three days in hospital before discharging himself. His body is found by a dog walker on Farlington marshes, three miles from the hospital. How did he get there?

The funeral surveillance appears to be a bust. But the next morning Horton is called out to another suspicious death.

A woman’s body is found on a yacht wreck, stabbed in the back. She’s wearing a black figure-hugging dress and a wide-brimmed black hat.

Horton recognizes the woman instantly. She was at Woodley’s funeral.

Are the cases linked? Horton is thrown into another complex investigation. As tensions rise, Horton receives a chilling message. It looks like time is running out for our bold detective . . .

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Just loved all the twists and turns in every chapter. The series gets better and so much more to understand. You will not put these books down." Brian O



PRAISE FOR PAULINE ROWSON:

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

"The Harley Davidson-riding, boat-dwelling Horton is a fascinating man to get to know, and his thoughtful approach to detection is a pleasure to read.” Publishers Weekly

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Once you get to know Andy Horton you'll be sure to name him as one of your favourite police characters in crime fiction.” James C.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Couldn't put this book down . . . I thought the story was brilliant and will definitely be reading the next book.” Nikki

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "An enjoyable fast-paced crime novel in an unusual and evocative setting.” Bobby H.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Pauline Rowson’s books are cleverly plotted with lots of twists and turns. Can’t turn the pages fast enough. For anyone who enjoys a gripping crime novel these are a must.” Darren C.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Brilliant read. Love all of Pauline Rowson’s books. If you like a good twist, read this, you won't be able to put it down!” Amazon customer

 



THE DETECTIVES

DI Andy Horton’s mum walked out on him when he was a child and he grew up in children’s home. Now he lives onboard his yacht in Southsea Marina. He rides a Harley-Davidson and never wears a suit or tie — unless it’s to go to court. He’s an instinctive copper and a man of contrasts, which often lands him in trouble with his bosses. He has a desperate need to belong, and yet is always just on the outside. Self-contained, afraid to show his feelings, but he’s a risk-taker that seeks justice.

DS Barney Cantelli is happily married to Charlotte with five children. Cantelli followed in his maternal grandfather’s footsteps and became a policeman. His brothers and sister took over their father’s ice cream business and cafés in Portsmouth. Cantelli and Horton work well together and Cantelli is, or tries to be, Horton’s steadying influence. Only Cantelli and SP Steve Uckfield know about Horton’s past. But not everything; no one knows that.

 THE SETTING

Portsmouth boasts a vibrant waterfront, a diverse multicultural population, an international port, a historic dockyard, and is home of the Royal Navy. Portsmouth Harbour is one of the busiest in the world — and one of the best places to hide a body, it seems. Set against the backdrop of the sea, the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight is every detective’s worst nightmare. The sea is ever-changing and often the best clues get swept away by the tide.

 


ALSO BY PAULINE ROWSON

THE SOLENT MURDER MYSTERIES

Book 1: THE PORTSMOUTH MURDERS

Book 2: THE LANGSTONE HARBOUR MURDERS

Book 3: THE HORSEA MARINA MURDERS

Book 4: THE ROYAL HOTEL MURDERS

Book 5: THE ISLE OF WIGHT MURDERS

Book 6: THE PORTCHESTER CASTLE MURDERS

Book 7: THE CHALE BAY MURDERS

Book 7: THE FARLINGTON MARSH MURDERS



Set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea in the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight on the South Coast of England. Pauline Rowson has been hailed as "redefining the genre of  the police drama”. Her cops are tough yet fallible.






Subscribe to Pauline Rowson's Newsletter for latest books news, events and articles




Like on Facebook  Tweet on Twitter  Share on Linkedin  Pin It on Pinterest