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Deadly Waters
     

Deadly Waters

by Pauline Rowson
 

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A gripping marine mystery from the author of Tide of Death - When a woman is found murdered in Langstone Harbour, DI Andy Horton is assigned to the case but not for long if Superintendent Uckfield has his way. Horton is given just a week to find the killer before being shunted off the case. With the clock ticking Horton is soon forced to take a decision that will

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A gripping marine mystery from the author of Tide of Death - When a woman is found murdered in Langstone Harbour, DI Andy Horton is assigned to the case but not for long if Superintendent Uckfield has his way. Horton is given just a week to find the killer before being shunted off the case. With the clock ticking Horton is soon forced to take a decision that will put his life on the line . . .

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Solving a brutal murder is the least of DI Horton's problems. Andy Horton is slowly emerging from the shadows left on his career when he was falsely accused of a crime. His wife has left him for another man; he hasn't seen his daughter in months; and he's living on a cold, cramped boat in Langstone Harbour while attempting to chase down a clever bunch of antique thieves. The biggest blow to his ego comes when his old pal, Superintendent Uckfield, gives him a week to solve the murder of head teacher Jessica Langley before it's handed over to the new Major Crime Team, a squad Horton had expected to join. Jessica's body has been found on a partially submerged wreck in the harbor with a honey-smeared roll of money tucked in her knickers. The reference to Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussycat" and a cryptic note written on a betting slip in her pocket are the only clues. When Horton and his loyal friend Sgt. Cantelli start digging into Jessica's life, they quickly discover that many people disliked the attractive, competent, abrasive head. Did any of that dislike lead to murder? Horton soon realizes that his two cases may be related. A second murder presses him to find the killer before the killer finds him. Rowson (In for the Kill, 2007, etc.) adds an appealing, if not especially original, hero to the British procedural ranks.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940000206188
Publisher:
Rowmark
Publication date:
09/09/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
277 KB

Meet the Author

Pauline Rowson is the author of the contemporary mystery crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton whose patch is Portsmouth CID. Her crime novels are highly acclaimed in the USA where they have been likened to the novels of Ed McBain and Joseph Wambaugh and their British counterparts John Harvey and Peter Robinson. In the UK they have been hailed as the 'Best of British Crime Fiction,' 'exemplary procedurals,' 'an entertaining read in an engaging series.'She is also the author of two fast-paced, thrillers one of which is the award winning In Cold Daylight which was voted by the public as one of the top ten best reads for World Book Day. Her books have an international readership and have been translated into several languages.

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