Last week I finished checking the proofs for A Killing Coast, the seventh in the DI Andy Horton crime series due for publication in hardcover in the UK on 26 January 2012 and in the USA in May 2012.
I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product and receiving my author copies. It's always a thrill to see the fruits of your labour in print.
A Killing Coast is published in hardcover, and is available for pre-order on Amazon and The Book Depository at a specially reduced price. It will also be available in UK Libraries from January and in libraries in the USA from May onwards.
Like the others in the Horton series it is set on the South Coast of England in Portsmouth, the Solent and the Isle of Wight. Horton has a new crime mystery to solve and in A Killing Coast he also delves further into the disappearance of his mother over thirty years ago.
When 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.