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The Hayling Island Murders (17)

DI Andy Horton has a box of treasure, a burned body and an old flame...


The Hayling Island Murders

Detective Inspector Andy Horton arrives at Portsmouth CID to find a rusty, old metal box on his desk. It was found in the mud at Sinah Lake and contains a collection of rare gold and silver coins.

But why are there handcuffs attached to the box? Or more importantly, who was originally attached to it?

Soon after, Horton is called out to an isolated stretch of Gosport shore where a body has been found in a burned-out car. But the vehicle and body are so badly charred that it’s almost impossible to identify the victim. Detective Superintendent Uckfield and his Major Crime Team are brought in.

Added to that is the fact that Europol agent, Harriet Ames, daughter of the missing peer, Sir Richard Ames, has transferred to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary and he and Harriet are going to be seeing a lot more of each other.  Horton's not sure he's comfortable with that after lying to her about her father's disappearance and the part her family have played in the disappearance of his mother, Jennifer, when he was a child.

But Horton can’t let Harriet distract him. Not now. Especially when another body has just been discovered . .


‘I read this book in a day and I never looked back! I enjoyed the thrill of the plot and its twists.’ Betsy H.

‘Clever, tight plotting and writing with excellent character development throughout. It kept me guessing and turning the pages.’ Daisy W.

‘This book had a bit of everything! It had suspense, action, intrigue, mystery, great police work and a great plot twist with some crazy twists and turns!’ Debbie B.

Other books in this series

Solent Murder Mysteries - Box Set - Books 13-15
Solent Murder Mysteries - Box Set - Books 10-12
Solent Murder Mysteries - Box Set -Books 7-9
Solent Murder Mysteries - Box Set -Books 4-6
The South Binness Murders
The Portsmouth Murders
The Luccombe Bay Murders
The Rat Island Murders
Solent Murder Mysteries - Box Set -Books 1-3
The Guernsey Ferry Murders
The Thorney Island Murders
The Boathouse Murders
The Cowes Week Murders
The Oyster Quays Murders
The Farlington Marsh Murders
The Chale Bay Murders
The Portchester Castle Murders
The Isle of Wight Murders
The Royal Hotel Murders
The Horsea Marina Murders
The Langstone Harbour Murders


About Pauline

Pauline Rowson lives on the South Coast of England and is the best selling author of many crime novels, published by Joffe Books. Her popular crime novels include the DI Andy Horton Solent Murder Mystery series, the Art Marvik mystery thrillers and the 1950s set Inspector Ryga mysteries. Subscribe to her newsletter for all the latest books news.

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