THE PORTSMOUTH MURDERS a gripping crime thriller full of twists By PAULINE ROWSON
THE PORTSMOUTH MURDERS a gripping crime thriller full of twists (Solent Murder Mystery Book 1) By PAULINE ROWSON
Book/Novel Author: PAULINE ROWSON
Book/Novel Title: THE PORTSMOUTH MURDERS a gripping crime thriller full of twists
DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE DETECTIVE SERIES!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.PRAISE FOR PAULINE ROWSON:“A great read for mystery lovers with plenty to keep you guessing until the last moment.” Crime Book Club“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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “An enjoyable fast-paced crime novel in an unusual and evocative setting.” Bobby H.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Pauline Rowson’s books are cleverly plotted with lots of twists and turns. Can’t turn the pages fast enough. For anyone who enjoys a gripping crime novel these are a must.” Darren C.THE DETECTIVESDI Andy Horton’s mum walked out on him when he was a child and he grew up in children’s home. Now he lives onboard his yacht in Southsea Marina. He rides a Harley-Davidson and never wears a suit or tie — unless it’s to go to court. He’s an instinctive copper and a man of contrasts, which often lands him in trouble with his bosses. He has a desperate need to belong, and yet is always just on the outside. Self-contained, afraid to show his feelings, but he’s a risk-taker that seeks justice.DS Barney Cantelli is happily married to Charlotte with five children. Cantelli followed in his maternal grandfather’s footsteps and became a policeman. His brothers and sister took over their father’s ice cream business and cafés in Portsmouth. Cantelli and Horton work well together and Cantelli is, or tries to be, Horton’s steadying influence. Only Cantelli and SP Steve Uckfield know about Horton’s past. But not everything; no one knows that.THE SETTINGPortsmouth boasts a vibrant waterfront, a diverse multicultural population, an international port, a historic dockyard, and is home of the Royal Navy. Portsmouth Harbour is one of the busiest in the world — and one of the best places to hide a body, it seems. Set against the backdrop of the sea, the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight is every detective’s worst nightmare. The sea is ever-changing and often the best clues get swept away by the tide.ALSO BY PAULINE ROWSONTHE SOLENT MURDER MYSTERIESBook 1: THE PORTSMOUTH MURDERSBook 2: THE LANGSTONE HARBOUR MURDERSBook 3: THE HORSEA MARINA MURDERSBook 4: THE ROYAL HOTEL MURDERSBook 5: THE ISLE OF WIGHT MURDERS
I wanted to try a new author and was so happy I did . And the lead in the story is great. The story keeps you guessing till the end.
Characters and loyalty to each other. Good story and executing. Would recommend it to anyone. Very good read. Not a bad story like
I did not like the main character (Andy Horton) and it was hard to keep track of all the suspects. Very disappointing.
This book was high on suspense. Kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I didn’t want the book yo end.
Gets your attention from the start! Keeps you focused so you don’t want to put it down till the end!