Footsteps on the Shore, is a detective novel in the tradition of Rankin and Harvey. This is the first book by Rowson I have read and the 6th in the series. Her continuing character is DI Andy Horton and this story is set in the Solent area.
Footsteps on the Shore, is a detective novel in the tradition of Rankin and Harvey. Like Rebus, Rowson's DI Andy Horton, if not a loose cannon, is a detective who does not always work within the rules. As with all Rowson's novels the ending is dramatic and deeply menacing. A couple of her earlier novels had won awards which is why I picked this one up, maybe I should have read one of those because I can't see it here.
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Pauline Rowson is the author of the Andy Horton series of police procedural mystery crime novels and thrillers set against the atmospheric backdrop of the sea on the South Coast of England - Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Packed with complex plots, compelling crimes, full of twists and turns. Booklist USA says, 'Andy Horton is an especially good series hero, a likeable fellow with plenty of street smarts and the requisite personal baggage.
Footsteps on the shore. An Inspector Andy Horton Mystery. Footsteps on the shore. (A Detective Inspector Horton. 1. Horton, Andy (Fictitious character)–Fiction. 2. Police–England–Portsmouth–Fiction. 3. Detective and mystery stories. ONE. Friday, 13 March. Where is everyone?’ Inspector Andy Horton swept into the CID room at Portsmouth station and addressed the wiry, dark-haired figure leaning back in his chair, chewing gum and tapping a pencil thoughtfully on his chin. You’re looking at him,’ Sergeant Cantelli answered, throwing the pencil down and sitting up. Horton frowned.
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The new Detective Inspector Horton mystery - Horton and Cantelli are called to a nursing home where an elderly resident claims shes been attacked by an intruder. Ready to dismiss it as senile ramblings, Horton then discovers that her room-mate has died, the dead womans belongings are missing and her son, convicted for armed robbery, has been found dead in his cell. Soon Horton finds he is caught up in a complex investigation that has far-reaching international implications. Authors: Pauline Rowson. Horton could see buoys in the harbour and a handful of boats moored to them, but not Shorena it seemed, according to Elkins. If Luke Felton was Venetia Trotman’s killer then it was possible he’d taken her yacht out through Portsmouth Harbour in the early hours of Friday morning, which meant he couldn’t have been pilled up or he wouldn’t have got far without having an accident. MoreLess Show More Show Less.
That was to the north of the city, where Kempton Marine was based: Luke Felton’s employer, and Catherine’s
The bedraggled PC hurried back to the shore while Horton stayed to watch the rotting corpse being scraped off the mud and lifted into a body bag before being placed on the trolley and wheeled away. It wasn’t a pleasant experience. He examined the area where the corpse had lain. That was to the north of the city, where Kempton Marine was based: Luke Felton’s employer, and Catherine’s. Would she be there now, Horton wondered with a quickening heartbeat? Would he get the chance to talk to her?
DI Andy Horton’s meal with his old friend, Inspector John Guilbert of the States of Guernsey Police, is cut short when a smartly dressed, affluent woman is found dead in her cabin on the ferry from Portsmouth to Guernsey. There doesn’t appear to be any suspicious circumstances.
DI Andy Horton’s meal with his old friend, Inspector John Guilbert of the States of Guernsey Police, is cut short when a smartly dressed, affluent woman is found dead in her cabin on the ferry from Portsmouth to Guernsey. As soon as he returns to Portsmouth, however, he is called to the scene where a vagrant’s body has been found lying partially covered under one of the rotting houseboats close to Horton’s boat in the marina. This time, it’s clearly murder.
The new Detective Inspector Horton mystery - Friday the thirteenth starts badly for DI Andy Horton. Convicted Murderer, Luke Felton, has gone missing, at the same time a decomposed corpse is washed up in Portsmouth harbour. But before Horton can get to grips with either case, he is called to the house of a woman he had met only the day before, to find her brutally murderer. Is Luke Felton the prime suspect, or is his body in the mud of the harbour? Horton is under pressure, and little does he suspect that things are about to get a whole lot worse.