Good news for DI Horton fans - two new DI Horton crime novels to be published this year

My publisher, Severn House, has brought forward the publication of the next DI Andy Horton crime novel, number eight in the series, Death Lies Beneath.

Death Lies Beneath will be published in the UK in July 2012. A Killing Coast, number seven in the series, was published in the UK in January and will be published in the USA in May 2012 and Death Lies Beneath will be published in the USA in November 2012.So Horton fans have two new crime novels in the series this year to enjoy.

I'll be posting the blurb and the cover image here in due course, meanwhile for everyone who asks me what happened to Andy Horton's mother ( she disappeared over thirty years ago) more is revealed in Death Lies Beneath.

I'm currently a third of the way through the next DI Horton, number nine in the series.

Here is a list of all the DI Horton novels in order, more details on all of them and my thrillers can be found on my website.

Tide of Death
Deadly Waters
The Suffocating Sea
Dead Man's Wharf
Blood on the Sand
Footsteps on the Shore
A Killing Coast (pub. Jan 2012)
Death Lies Beneath (pub. July 2012)

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

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.

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