Death Lies Beneath
A DI Andy Horton Mystery (8)

By Pauline Rowson

'A treat for fans of the puzzle-box mystery.' - Kirkus Reviews

'Convincing characters and a coherent plot bolster a crafty solution to the crimes.' - Publishers Weekly

'A fast paced excellent mystery, with an interesting diverse set of characters, and an intriguing hook at the end that has me eagerly awaiting the next installment in this series.Highly recommended.' - Mystery People


When ex-con Daryl Woodley is found dead on the marshes bordering Langstone Harbour the Intelligence Directorate believe his murder is linked to big-time crook Marty Stapleton, currently serving time in prison. But Detective Inspector Horton is not so sure. He attends Woodley's funeral in the hope it will give them a lead in an investigation that has drawn a blank at every turn. It does, but not in the way he or anyone expected.


A body found on a rotting boat being salvaged in Portsmouth Harbour throws Horton into a complex and frustrating investigation. As the tension mounts to solve the case, Horton receives a chilling personal message; time, it seems, is also running out for him...


'Outstanding...Deserves mention in the same breath as...the work of Peter Robinson and John Harvey.' - Booklist Starred Review



Additional Information:

Published 2015 (Severn House Publ.)

ISBN: 9780727897954 - 352 pages - Hardback

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