August is traditionally a quieter month in terms of speaking engagements for me so it is a chance to get down to some hard graft on the writing front. I'm running a little behind with the next DI Andy Horton, which will be number eleven in the series, but I am confident that I will make up time in August.
I also have two speaking engagements in August and am delighted to be giving a talk to the Southampton Probus group on 14 August and to Andover U3A on 20 August.
August also sees the first and the sixth in the DI Andy Horton series travelling on the London Underground. And soon commuters in New York City will see some of the DI Andy Horton novels on the subway - more on this later.
Books on the Underground is as simple as it sounds. Books travelling around the London Underground network waiting to be read. You read the book then leave it on the underground for someone else to read. I hope commuters, visitors and travellers on the London Underground enjoy reading the first in the DI Andy Horton series, Tide of Death and Footsteps on the Shore and after that wish to read more novels in the Horton series.
Tide of Death was chosen by Amazon as the 'Best of Crime Fiction 2006.'
Footsteps on the Shore was given a starred review in the USA by Booklist who said, 'Deserves mention in the same breath as works in the upper echelon of American procedurals (those by Ed McBain or Joseph Wambaugh for example) and their British counterparts, including the work of Peter Robinson and John Harvey.
'Andy Horton is an especially good series hero, a likeable fellow with plenty of street smarts and the requisite personal baggage – an abrasive supervisor and an antagonistic soon-to-be ex-wife. Procedural fans who haven’t already read Rowson should be encouraged to do so in the strongest possible terms.’
You can read about Footsteps on the Shore here.
All my crime novels are available to buy online and from bookshops and are also available as e books on Kindle, Kobo and Nook. Some are available in Large Print and as unabridged audio books and they can be loaned from a library in the UK, Commonwealth and the USA.
Now it's on with the writing.
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