A Deadly Wake
A DI Andy Horton Mystery (15)

By Pauline Rowson

A Deadly Wake

Inspector Andy Horton returns to his desk in Portsmouth CID after a tedious computer course in London to find there has been a series of highway robberies in his absence and an arson attack at the sailing club where the Chief Constable keeps his boat. What’s more the Chief’s boat is one of three that have been set alight and he’s demanding action.


But when the fingerprint bureau phone Horton to tell him the prints of an unknown man found dead in a log cabin in a secluded bay on the Isle of Wight match those of someone he met six months previously, Horton’s priorities are clear. He travels to the island to identify the body but what greets him is totally unexpected.


As he follows the trail of the dead man, he uncovers some startling revelations into his own mother’s past and the truth behind her disappearance over thirty years ago.

'DI Andy Horton is a fascinating man to get to know, and his thoughtful approach to detection is a pleasure to read.' - Publishers Weekly

'Rowson's plotting is deftly layered, and she successfully captures the mood of her protagonist's tortured journey.' - Library Journal

'A great read for mystery lovers with plenty to keep you guessing until the last minute.' - Crime Book Club



Additional Information:

Published 2020 (Fathom Publ.)

ISBN: 9781916091566 - 239 pages - Paperback

Rights: European (excl. Poland, Italy, Ireland & Greece)