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Pauline Rowson's Reviews

Reviews of Pauline’s Work

Death Surge
Nov.04.2013
Published by Publishers Weekly
Rowson plunges readers into the midst of the  series’ intricate backstory in her 10th Det. Insp. Andy Horton mystery (after 2013’s Undercurrent).  Within three ...
Undercurrent - No. 9 in the DI Andy Horton Mystery Series
Jul.11.2013
Published by Library Journal
Those seeking an outstanding British police procedural will devour the ninth entry in Rowson’s sea-oriented series (after Death Lies Beneath). Rowson’s plotting is deftly layered...
Dead Man's Wharf
May.17.2013
Published by AudioFile Magazine
Narrator Gordon Griffin speaks with an educated British accent, differentiating each character in this mystery through a slight alteration in pitch and cadence. His pace is...
Undercurrent - No. 9 in the DI Andy Horton Mystery Series
May.10.2013
Published by Booklist
Although he’s officially on vacation, DI Andy Horton can’t help stopping when he sees several police cars near Portsmouth’s historic dockyard. But when he approaches, he’s...
Undercurrent - No. 9 in the DI Andy Horton Mystery Series
Apr.08.2013
Published by Publishers Weekly
In British author Rowson’s sturdy ninth police procedural featuring Det. Insp. Andy Horton (after 2012’s Death Lies Beneath), Horton investigates the death of naval historian...
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Dec.28.2012
Published by Mysteries in Paradise
Pauline Rowson is an excellent constructor of false trails and DEATH LIES BENEATH is no exception. Ex-con Darryl Woodley's death results in a funeral which Horton and a...
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Oct.08.2012
Published by Publishers Weekly
Rowson’s solid eighth police procedural featuring Det. Insp. Andy Horton (after A Killing Coast) opens with the funeral of 47-year-old Daryl Woodley, whose corpse was found on...
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Aug.09.2012
Published by Mystery People
This is a fast paced excellent mystery, with an interesting diverse set of characters, and an intriguing hook at the end that has me eagerly awaiting the next instalment in...
A DI Andy Horton Marine Mystery Crime Novel
May.09.2012
Published by Booklist
“The plot is multilayered, twisted, and complex, and while it takes concentration to keep all the characters and clues straight, readers who persevere will be rewarded with a...
An Inspector Horton Marine Mystery Crime Novel
Jun.01.2011
Published by Kirkus Reviews
Horton presses on to clear up a skein of crime as tangled as one of the harbor’s ancient fishing nets. Rowson’s latest should please both Andy Horton fans and puzzle aficionados
An Inspector Horton Marine Mystery Crime Novel
Jun.01.2011
Published by http://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/mystery/pauline-rowson/footsteps-shore/
A series of unpromising cases makes DI Andy Horton (Blood on the Sand, 2010, etc.) reconsider his choice of career.....Horton presses on to clear up a skein of crime as tangled as...
An Inspector Horton Marine Mystery Crime Novel
May.01.2011
Published by Booklist
[Rowson] has clearly stepped up several notches with this outstanding entry. It deserves mention in the same breath as works in the upper echelon of American procedurals (those...
Blood on the Sand, an Inspector Andy Horton crime novel by Pauline Rowson
Apr.01.2010
Published by Booklist
This is another solid entry in a consistently well written series. Like Ed McBain, Rowson works many subtle variations on the procedural formula (including very interesting...
Blood on the Sand, an Inspector Andy Horton crime novel by Pauline Rowson
Mar.29.2010
Published by Euro Crime
This excellent police procedural is the seventh mystery by Pauline Rowson and opens with Inspector Andy Horton enjoying a long overdue two-week holiday on the Isle of Wight. The...
Dead Man's Wharf
Jul.01.2009
Published by Kirkus
Dead Man's Wharf is a starred review. ‘Rowson turns out an exemplary procedural with the requisite plot twists, double-crosses and all loose ends tied up neatly in a sailor’s knot...