A Killing Coast
A DI Andy Horton Mystery (7)
By Pauline Rowson
'Deserves mention in the same breath as works in the upper echelon of American procedurals (those by Ed McBain or Joseph Wambaugh for example) and their British counterparts, including the work of Peter Robinson and John Harvey.' - Booklist
'Unexpected Twists.' - Publishers Weekly
When a body is found floating in the sea off Portsmouth Harbour, Detective Inspector Andy Horton initially judges it to be an accidental death. Soon though, to his dismay, he discovers he's got it very wrong. Accused of being incompetent by his boss, and with the head of the Major Crime Team coming down heavily on him, Horton wonders if he's allowed his ongoing investigation into the disappearance of his mother over thirty years ago to cloud his judgement.
With no clear motive for the murder, Horton is sucked into a baffling investigation that he is determined to resolve despite the odds. Not only does he need to find a brutal killer, but Horton now has to prove to himself, and others, that he is still up to the job. DI Andy Horton is an especially good series hero, a likeable fellow with plenty of street smarts and the requisite personal baggage. A fast paced police procedural with plenty of twists and turns. Pauline Rowson has been hailed as redefining the genre of police drama by setting her mystery crime novels against the atmospheric backdrop of the ever changing sea.
Published 2013 (Fathom Publ.)
ISBN: 9780955098284 - 224 pages - Paperback
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