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Publication Order of Art Marvik Books

Silent Running (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Cargo (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Voyage (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Sea (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of DI Andy Horton Books

Tide of Death / The Portsmouth Murders (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Waters / The Langstone Harbour Murders (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Suffocating Sea / The Horsea Marina Murders (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Man's Wharf / The Royal Hotel Murders (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood on the Sand / The Isle of Wight Murders (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Footsteps on the Shore / The Portchester Castle Murders (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Killing Coast / The Chale Bay Murders (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Lies Beneath / The Farlington Marsh Murders (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Undercurrent / The Oyster Quays Murders (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Surge / The Cowes Week Murders (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shroud of Evil / The Boathouse Murders (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Catch / The Thorney Island Murders (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lethal Waves / The Guernsey Ferry Murders (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Passage / The Rat Island Murders (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Deadly Wake / The Luccombe Bay Murders (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The South Binness Murders (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Inspector Alun Ryga Books

Death in the Cove (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in the Harbour (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death In The Nets (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

In Cold Daylight (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In for the Kill (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Author Pauline Rowson loves the sea and it has allowed her to create the unique sub genre called marine mysteries. She also enjoys adventure, heroes, and mystery. loves Rowson writes the “Andy Horton” series that stars the Detective Inspector of the same name. Horton is a flawed and rugged man works in Portsmouth and Isle of Wight. She is an acclaimed British author who reinvented the genre of police procedurals by setting them against an ever changing sea.

She was raised in a working class house, and she was left to fend for herself, and she would create stories for her friends and then they would act them out behind her house. Rowson wrote her first novel (an adventure) while only eleven years old. Before she started selling a lot of novels, she was renowned as a marketing and training guru. She has business books as well as a marketing, media, and training company that was successful. And this was before she started writing crime fiction. She has also founded an annual event that is a segment of Portsmouth’s Bookfest that is called CSI Portsmouth, and she is a part of Crime Writer’s Association and the Society of Authors.

Pauline Rowson thinks through the plots of her novels while either knitting or going on walks along the southern coast of England.

Pauline Rowson has also written “Art Marvik Marine” crime series that features the former Marine Commando of the same name.

“Tide of Death” is the first book in the “Detective Inspector Andy Horton” series that was released in 2005. After being on suspension for eight months, Detective Inspector Andy Horton returns and on his second day back, he trips on the beaten and nude body of a man while he is out for a run. Horton, along with Sergeant Cantelli, sets out to catch a killer who will not stop at anything to cover his tracks. Horton has his own problems that he must face while he is on the hunt for this killer.

Fans of the novel liked the way the characters were well rounded and felt like actual people and they were interesting and strong. Captures a lot of what happens in the location of the novel. Some found that the back story was fascinating and helped fill things in for some of the characters. Fans found themselves guessing throughout the novel trying to figure out what would happen next with things. Some felt that they would start reading the novels in this series.

Some did not like the main character of the novel, finding him to be flat and there was non believable dialogue. Some did not feel riveted enough by the book and it felt a little confusing for some. This novel read the way people write but not how they actually speak. Some felt that they would never read any of these books ever again.

“Deadly Waters” is the second book in the “Detective Inspector Andy Horton” series that was released in 2007. Andy Horton has been given a case involving a murdered woman who is found in Langstone Harbour. If Superintendent Uckfield gets his way, Horton will not have the case for very long. Horton has a deadline, one week, to find the killer or be replaced by someone else. Pretty quick he is faced with a tough decision that may risk his very life. The woman was the head of a private school who was found with a betting slip that had a message on it, and she was not liked by the other teachers or the previous head of the school.

Fans of the novel liked the way the ending surprised them, and they were trying to figure out who the killer was, without much success. Fans enjoyed all of the twists and turns that happen throughout the novel. This was yet another winner from someone who does a great job writing these novels.

Some did not like the way that there is a lot of internal monologuing on the part of Andy, as for some, it got a little tired after a while.

“The Suffocating Sea” is the third book in the “Detective Inspector Andy Horton” series that was released in 2008. A fire breaks out on a boat under suspicious circumstances and Andy Horton is given the case. He knows upon arriving on the scene that this case will be unlike anything that he has ever investigated before, and he is right. Someone is determined for him not to solve the case and Horton must confront something that is from his past.

Fans of the novel liked the way the story held them captive the whole time they were reading the novel and the characters entertained them. This is a novel that only a talented writer came up with. Some like the way that Horton finally gets some closure on one of his family members who went missing three decades ago.

Some did not like the way that the novel just drug on and it did not seem to really get going. Things just felt tepid in the novel.

“Dead Man’s Wharf” is the fourth book in the “Detective Inspector Andy Horton” series that was released in 2009. A resident at a nursing home claims to have been attacked by someone who broke in. Horton and Cantelli investigate and find that her roommate has died and her son was killed in his cell were he was serving a sentence for armed robbery. The resident’s things are missing, and all of this means that they cannot simply dismiss this a just some ramblings from a senile woman. It is a lot more complicated, they find, than that, and there are some international implications involved. This is quite a big case here.

Fans of the novel enjoyed reading about Horton and the way he interacts with both Cantelli and his daughter. The plots in these books are very layered and keeps you both on the edge of your seat and guessing at what will happens. Some find this is recommended for any fans of mystery novels.

Some did not like the way the novel is confusing due to too many characters to keep track of and it led to an information overload for some readers.

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5 Responses to “Pauline Rowson”

  1. Gail: 3 weeks ago

    Hello Pauline, my only comment is that you can’t write quick enough for me. I love your books but now I have to wait!! Thanks for the enjoyment you give me and I’m sure many others with your great stories.

  2. Denise Foster: 9 months ago

    Interesting books, you detail so much & then I feel so sorry for Andy Horton. Makes one feel as if they are following his search for clues etc. Thank you for the series

  3. Pauline Loweth: 9 months ago

    When will book 13 in the Solent Murders series by Pauline Rowson be available on Kindle. I have just finished all 12, which I read one after the other and I can’t wait for book 13! Apart from the great storyline, following Andy Horton’s quest to find out what happened to his mother is fascinating.

  4. Betty Whiley: 1 year ago

    Can you please send me a list of the new titles and the corresponding old titles i.e. Tide of Death = The Portsmount Murders. I’m having problems buying them on my kindle because they are listed with their new titles!!
    Regards, Betty Whiley

    • Graeme: 1 year ago

      Hi Betty – I have updated our listing to reflect both titles 🙂


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