Footsteps on the Shore the sixth in the DI Andy Horton series was published in Large Print in the UK on 28 March by Severn House Publishers. It will be published in Large Print in the USA on 30 May 2013. It is already available as an e book on Kindle, Kobo and Nook, in paperback and hardcover, as are all my DI Horton crime novels and thrillers with the exception of the latest DI Horton, number 9 in the series, Undercurrent, which will be published as an ebook on 1 May 2013
Footsteps on the Shore has been highly acclaimed both in the UK and the USA. American reviewer Booklist says, ' It deserves mention in the same breath as works in the upper echelon of American procedurals (those by Ed McBain or Joseph Wambaugh for example) and their British counterparts, including the work of Peter Robinson and John Harvey. Procedural fans who haven’t already read Rowson should be encouraged to do so in the strongest possible terms.’
Set against the backdrop of the sea in the Solent area of England, Footsteps on the Shore, like the others in the DI Horton series, reflects the seedy side of the densely populated and harbour front city of Portsmouth.
Friday the thirteenth begins badly for DI Andy Horton when he wakes to find his Harley has been vandalized and his boss, DCI Lorraine Bliss, has returned early from her secondment to HQ. Then, convicted murderer, Luke Felton, released on licence, is reported missing and a decomposed corpse is washed up in Portsmouth harbour. But before Horton can get a grip on either case, he’s called to a house where a woman he’d only met the day before has been brutally murdered. Is missing Luke Felton the prime suspect, or is it his body in the mud of the harbour? Horton is under pressure to get results, but things are about to get much worse for the beleaguered detective …