Publication day in the UK for the NEW DI Horton Marine Mystery Crime Novel, A Killing Coast, by Pauline Rowson

A Killing Coast by Pauline RowsonI'm delighted to announce that  the seventh in the DI Horton series of Marine Mystery crime novels set in the Solent area on the South Coast of England, A Killing Coast  is published in hardcover by Severn House in the UK today, 26 January 2012. It will be published in the USA on 1 May 2012. 

The DI Horton series has received some critical acclaim both in the UK and the USA where I'm flattered and honoured that my writing has been compared to Ed McBain and Joseph Wambaugh and with their British counterparts, including the work of Peter Robinson and John Harvey. 

American Reviewer Booklist says, "Andy Horton is an especially good series hero, a likeable fellow with plenty of street smarts and the requisite personal baggage – an abrasive supervisor and an antagonistic soon-to-be ex-wife. Procedural fans who haven’t already read Rowson should be encouraged to do so in the strongest possible terms."

I've written seven in the popular DI Horton series and two stand alone thrillers one of which, In Cold Daylight was voted  the third most popular novel in an on line poll for World Book Day.

All my crime and thriller novels are available in hardcover, paperback, as e books, on Kindle and Nook and some are available in Large Print and as Audio Books.

A Killing Coast by Pauline RowsonWhen a body is found floating in the sea off Portsmouth harbour, Detective Inspector Horton initially judges it to be an accidental death. Soon though, to his dismay, he discovers he’s got it very wrong. Accused of being incompetent by his boss, and with the head of the Major Crime Team coming down heavily on him, Horton wonders if he’s allowed his ongoing investigation into the disappearance of his mother over thirty years ago to cloud his judgement. With no clear motive for the murder, Horton is sucked into a baffling investigation that he is determined to resolve despite the odds. Not only does he need to find a brutal killer, but Horton now has to prove to himself, and others, that he is still up to the job.


I'll be helping to celebrate National Libraries Day on Saturday 4 February when I will be at Portsmouth Central Library between 10.30am to 12.30pm.

I'll be talking about my marine mystery crime novels and thrillers which are set in the Solent area, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, and there will be the opportunity to win signed copies of my books with a murder mystery quiz hunt for clues around the library, and the chance to be named as a character in one of my forthcoming DI Horton crime novels.

National Libraries Day is a celebration of libraries across the UK. Events and activities will take place in a variety of libraries including in schools, colleges, universities and public libraries in the UK in the week leading up to and on National Libraries Day on Saturday 4 February.

Tickets cost £3.00 and can be purchased at any library in Portsmouth or by contacting libraries@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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