February sees the publication in paperback of Death Lies Beneath,the eighth in the series of British Police Procedural crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged detective, DI Andy Horton. It has also be released as an unabridged audio book published by Isis Publishing and read by Gordon Griffin.
Death Lies Beneath has already been published in hardcover and as an e book in the UK, Commonwealth and the USA by Severn House,where it has received rave reviews.
Acclaimed by Kirkus Reviews as a "A treat for fans of the puzzle-box mystery," and by Publishers Weekly who say, "Rowson’s solid eighth police procedural featuring Det. Insp. Andy Horton contains convincing characters and a coherent plot to bolster a crafty solution to the crimes."
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…
"Pauline Rowson is an excellent constructor of false trails and DEATH LIES BENEATH is no exception. Carefully plotted, Andy Horton is a likeable if flawed character." Mysteries in Paradise
In February I'll also be entertaining the audience of the Young at Heart Club, Hayling with tales of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem on 5 February at 2.15pm and the Southampton and District Centre of National Trust on 20 February and I'm looking forward to meeting some DI Andy Horton fans.
You can see all my up and coming talks and appearances on my events page.
On the writing front
I'll also be continuing to write the next in the DI Andy Horton series, number twelve, as well as working on the creation of a new series featuring a new hero and a rather unusual theme.
I'm looking forward to a productive and interesting February.