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The Portsmouth Murders – DI Andy Horton Solent Murder Mystery (1)
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Meet Detective Inspector Andy Horton. It’s his second day back in Portsmouth’s CID and things aren’t going well.
(Please note this was previously published as Tide of Death.)
DI Andy Horton is on his morning run along an isolated stretch of beach when he stumbles across a dead man. Stark naked and bludgeoned to death.
Eight months ago, DI Horton’s life fell apart when he was suspended for misconduct. His wife kicked him out and stopped him seeing his daughter.
The young woman who’d accused him went missing and the charges were dropped, but his personal and professional life are still in a mess.
And now it doesn’t look good for a detective under suspicion to be the one to find a dead body. His colleagues don’t want him on the case.
But this murder will challenge Detective Horton in every single way. And when another body turns up with the same cause of death, Horton suspects he might be the next person in the killer’s sights.
This absolutely gripping detective mystery is perfect for fans of Ann Cleeves, Joy Ellis, Rachel McClean, Helen H. Durrant, Angela Marsons, Elly Griffiths, Karin Slaughter, Matt Brolly and Simon McCleave.
“The Harley Davidson-riding, boat-dwelling Horton is a fascinating man to get to know, and his thoughtful approach to detection is a pleasure to read.” Publishers Weekly
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Once you get to know Andy Horton you’ll be sure to name him as one of your favourite police characters in crime fiction.” James C.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Couldn’t put this book down . . . I thought the story was brilliant and will definitely be reading the next book.” Nikki
Other books by Pauline Rowson
The Portchester Castle Murders (DI Andy Horton Solent Murder Mystery 6)
The Isle of Wight Murders (DI Andy Horton Solent Murder Mystery Book 5)
The Royal Hotel Murders (A DI Andy Horton Solent Murder Mystery 4)
The Horsea Marina Murders (DI Andy Horton Solent Murder Mystery 3)
The Langstone Harbour Murders (DI Andy Horton Solent Murder Mystery 2)
Dead Sea – a fast-paced Art Marvik mystery thriller
Death in the Harbour – an utterly gripping Inspector Ryga Mystery
Death in the Nets – an Inspector Ryga Mystery packed with twists and turns
Dead Passage – DI Andy Horton (14)
DEATH IN THE COVE – Inspector Ryga – for lovers of mysteries without the gory details
A Deadly Wake – DI Andy Horton (15)
Dangerous Cargo – another pulse pounding adventure for Art Marvik
Lethal Waves – DI Andy Horton (13)
Lost Voyage – for mystery thriller lovers who like plenty of action
Shroud of Evil -DI Andy Horton (11)
Fatal Catch- DI Andy Horton (12)l
Silent Running – Action fans need Art Marvik mystery thrillers on their radar
Death Surge – DI Andy Horton (10)
In Cold Daylight – A gripping fast-paced mystery thriller packed with twists and turns
In For the Kill – mystery thriller – what happens to one man when his identity is stolen
A Killing Coast – DI Andy Horton (7)
Death Lies Beneath -DI Andy Horton (8)
Undercurrent – DI Andy Horton (9)
Dead Man’s Wharf – DI Andy Horton (4)
Blood on the Sand – DI Andy Horton (5)
Footsteps on the Shore ( DI Andy Horton (6)
Tide of Death – DI Andy Horton (1)
Deadly Waters – DI Andy Horton (2)
The Suffocating Sea – DI Andy Horton (3)
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