The eighth in the DI Andy Horton series of marine mystery crime police procedural novels, Death Lies Beneath is officially published today in the UK in hardcover by Severn House. It will be published in the USA in November.
When ex con, Daryl Woodley is found dead on the marshes bordering Langstone Harbour the Intelligence Directorate believe his murder is linked to big time crook Marty Stapleton currently serving time in prison. DI Horton is not so sure. He attends Woodley’s funeral in the hope it will give them a lead in an investigation that has drawn a blank at every turn. It does but not in the way he or anyone expected. A body found on a rotting boat being salvaged in Portsmouth Harbour throws Horton into a complex and frustrating investigation. As the tension mounts to solve the case, Horton receives a chilling message; time, it seems, is also running out for him personally…
Set in the Solent area on the South Coast of England
'Deserves mention in the same breath as American procedurals (those by Ed McBain or Joseph Wambaugh for example) and their British counterparts... Peter Robinson and John Harvey.' Booklist starred review
And if you haven't tried the DI Horton series yet but fancy giving it a go then Tide of Death the first in the Horton series is available on Kindle special price promotion for summer.
Tide of Death on Kindle in the UK
Tide of Death on Kindle in the USA.
It is Horton’s second day back in Portsmouth CID after being suspended on a charge of gross misconduct for eight months. Determined to prove his innocence of the charges that have wrecked his career and his marriage he finds his personal investigations sidelined when the naked body of a man is found on the beach. Aided by Sergeant Cantelli, Horton sets out to find a killer who will stop at nothing to cover his tracks. As he starts to uncover dark secrets that someone would rather not have exposed, he risks not only his career but also his life…