Shroud of Evil
A DI Andy Horton Mystery (11)
By Pauline Rowson
'A great read for mystery lovers with plenty to keep you guessing until the last moment.' - Crime Book Club
'A compelling protagonist and mounting suspense make the book hard to put down.' - Publishers Weekly
Detective Inspector Horton of Portsmouth CID is assigned the case of a missing person: Jasper Kenton, a private investigator. Eunice Swallows, Kenton's partner, seems reluctant to help them, and Horton concludes that she is probably relieved to be rid of him. He instructs Sergeant Cantelli and DC Walters to put out the usual alerts, believing Kenton has probably run off with another woman.
But when Kenton's car turns up, and a shocking discovery is made, things turn serious. Immediately, Horton finds himself embroiled in an investigation that has major personal ramifications and one in which he has no choice but to withhold vital information. As he struggles to crack the case, he knows it is only a question of time before someone discovers he's kept silent and when that's revealed, his part in hindering a major investigation will end his career...
'I have followed this series since the start and it remains one of my favourite crime procedural series amongst many I have read. The plots are always engaging, with a number of interesting side threads concerning Andy Horton's past. The setting in the Solent and Isle of Wight, and it's marine community, is wonderfully described. This latest book, starting as a missing person case and developing into a murder enquiry, maintains the high standard of the earlier ones. These books can obviously be read from the start of the series but are also highly recommended on a stand alone basis.' - Reader Review on Amazon
Published 2014 (Rowmark Publ.)
ISBN: 9780727884114 - 224 pages - Hardback
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