Independent publishing house Joffe Books is set to re-release all 15 books in crime writer Pauline Rowson’s DI Andy Horton series.
Set in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, Rowson’s critically acclaimed crime novels have been translated into several languages. She is also author of the 1950s-set Inspector Ryga Mysteries, the Art Marvik mystery thrillers and two standalone thrillers.
The first title in the series will be republished in paperback on February 20, 2022.
More About Andy Horton
Andy Horton is instinctive, tough and resilient, but deeply empathetic. A dry sense of humour is the key to Horton’s investigative approach. It’s how he keeps people at arm’s length and stays detached from the crimes he investigates. His greatest strength is his ability to put himself in a victim’s shoes, to imagine events from their perspective (even the moments up to their death), making leaps of deduction few would be able to. And he’s most often right.
He’s especially tough on bullies, or people who abuse their power or position, as they remind him of the people in the children’s homes in which he’s been raised. When this happens, when his guard slips, he’s like a raw nerve. He fears his emotions will betray him.
He feels a duty of care to the victims of the crimes he investigates and often feels like he’s the only person looking out for them; the only one who can bring the guilty to justice so that the dead can rest. No one cared about him when he was a child; he won’t let that happen to anyone else.
Living on board his small yacht in Southsea Marina since his estrangement from his wife following a gross misconduct charge, the sailing detective is a man rarely at peace, unless he is on the sea or fighting crime. Raised in children’s homes after his mother abandoned him as a child he has a desperate need to belong and yet is always on the outside. Being alone is his greatest fear, yet he is alone.
About Pauline Rowson
Pauline Rowson is the author of twenty-four gripping, fast-paced, atmospheric crime novels including the popular DI Andy Horton novels set in and around the coastal city of Portsmouth.
The action-packed mystery thrillers featuring former Royal Marine Commando Art Marvik and the entertaining 1950s set mysteries with Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Ryga who is sent out to solve baffling coastal crimes around the UK. Pauline is also an entertaining speaker who talks about how she plots, researches and writes her popular crime novels.
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