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Apr.19.2012
Research is a vital part of writing and particularly for me as I set my crime novels in a real location (although a certain amount of artistic licence can be used). So a huge thank you to the staff at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth (UK) and the Library for all the help and time...
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Apr.13.2012
Here is the cover image for the new DI Andy Horton crime novel Death Lies Beneath, which will be published in the UK in July 2012. It is the eighth in the DI Horton series. When ex con, Daryl Woodley is found dead on the marshes bordering Langstone Harbour the Intelligence Directorate...
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Mar.05.2012
As many readers know the Horton series is set primarily in Portsmouth, England but Horton's investigations often take him out into the Solent and to the Isle of Wight. Here are some photographs of the places that are featured in the crime novel, A Killing Coast by Pauline Rowson. In A Killing...
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Feb.22.2012
Each stage of writing brings with it its joys and frustrations. I'm at the 'excited' stage at the moment where I've worked up several ideas for the next DI Andy Horton marine mystery crime novel, which will be number nine in the series and my eleventh crime novel. I've sketched out some key...
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Feb.16.2012
I'll be appearing at Crimefest 2012 at the Royal Marriott Hotel, Bristol on Friday 25 May 2012 between 9am to 9.50am  when I'll be on a panel with my fellow crime writers; Frances Brody, Mary Andrea Clarke, Leigh Russell and Adrian Magson, discussing Genres and Subgenres: Where Do You Fit...
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Feb.13.2012
Having just finished writing the eighth in the DI Horton series, which is now with my editor, there was no time to rest on my laurels but it was straight on with researching the next DI Horton. I finished DI Horton number eight (I’ll reveal the title soon) on 31 January and since then I’ve been...
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Jan.26.2012
I'm delighted to announce that  the seventh in the DI Horton series of Marine Mystery crime novels set in the Solent area on the South Coast of England, A Killing Coast  is published in hardcover by Severn House in the UK today, 26 January 2012. It will be published in the USA on 1...
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Jan.20.2012
I'm delighted that my crime novel Footsteps on the Shore has been nominated by my publisher, Severn House, for the eDUNNIT AWARD at CrimeFest 2012. Crimefest is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. First organised in June 2008,...
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Jan.18.2012
Everyone knows that fingerprints are unique but what about footprints? I came across this article while researching for my current DI Horton crime novel, number eight in the series, wish I'd had it for Footsteps on the Shore, the sixth DI Horton .OK, so I know Sherlock Holmes was at it many...
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Jan.16.2012
I'm often asked what is the difference between a crime novel and a thriller, and I have to admit I have difficulty in answering this question even though I have written seven crime novels and two thrillers. So for enlightenment I turned to the International Thriller Writers organisation who...