Over a hundred people turned out to hear me talk about my flawed and rugged detective, DI Andy Horton on 11 June at Solent U3A. I entertained members of the audience with tales of the dogged Portsmouth cop and explained how I plot, research and write my crime novels set on the South Coast of England.…Continue
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Over 130 people gathered at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on a blustery day, punctuated by the occasional shower, on Saturday 2 November to listen to two panels of crime authors, crime experts and police debate crime fiction and crime fact. It was great to see so many people there and to welcome back those who had attended the previous CSI Portsmouth events.…Continue
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The final talk of my mini book tour of South Wales on the 3 October 2013 on the publication in the UK of the tenth in the DI Andy Horton crime series, Death Surge, was at Neath Library.
The town of Neath is situated in the principal area of Neath Port Talbot located on the River Neath. It was a market town that expanded with the arrival of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century with the new manufacturing industries of iron, steel and tinplate. But just as with the other…Continue
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The second day of my mini book tour of South Wales on 3 October 2013 on the publication in the UK of the tenth in the DI Andy Horton crime series, Death Surge, started with a coffee and a lovely walk along the delightful seafront in Porthcawl (town by the sea) where I picked up some amusing and interesting ideas for characters and…Continue
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My recent book tour of talks in South Wales on the publication in the UK of the tenth in the DI Andy Horton crime series, Death Surge, kicked off in Abertridwr Library.…Continue
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In the latest video just uploaded here and on my You Tube Channel I'm talking to Tony Smith about the latest DI Andy Horton mystery crime novel, Undercurrent,set in the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight on the South Coast of England and about the flawed and rugged detective DI Andy Horton. (Recorded in March…Continue
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Isis Publishing, the World’s leading publisher of unabridged audio books, has bought the rights to three more crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged detective, DI Andy Horton.
Isis has already published four unabridged audio books in the DI Horton mystery crime series: Deadly Waters, The Suffocating Sea, Dead Man’s Wharf and Blood on the Sand which are published in…Continue
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I'm delighted to announce that I have signed a contract with my publisher Severn House for the next in the DI Andy Horton series of marine mystery crime novels set on the South Coast of England.
Undercurrent is the ninth crime novel to feature the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton and is set in Portsmouth, UK. It is to be published in the UK January 2013 and in the USA in July 2013. It is…Continue
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King of Sorrow, my next novel, is nearing completion. Now I'm battling with two very serious dilemmas.
As always I call on the advice of other, more experienced authors than myself, those autors who have walked the line, who have lived to tell the tale. Here are the two obstacles:
1) Should I have the first 3/4 chapters polished by an editor before submitting sample chapters to publishers for consideration? I've heard this is a good idea, but it costs a…Continue
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In the late 1970s, working as a journalist for a New York syndicate I went down to Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina to interview the legendary mystery writer, Mickey Spillane.
Beginning in 1947, Spillane wrote a series of hard-boiled paperback novels starring a tough-as-nails private detective named Mike Hammer. Titles such as Vengeance Is Mine and I, The Jury and My Gun Is Quick sold in excess of 180 million copies and…Continue
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Minnesota crime author Chuck Logan came up with the biggest jerk of a protagonist ever in "Absolute Zero." I gave the novel its own absolute zero in this review. But there was something about ol' Chuck that I liked. No matter how much I hated his characters, his writing style piqued my interest.
I decided to give him another chance, this time with…Continue
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There's a lot happening on the international crime fiction scene these days, and so much of it seems to be linked to Southern Africa. Roger Smith's hardboiled Mixed Blood has become a pressure-cooker story on the international front: German publishers have snapped it up and the film's been optioned with Samuel L. Jackson linked to the project. Then there's Michael Stanley and the writing duo's A… Continue
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