The Portsmouth Murders

Written by:
Pauline Rowson
Narrated by:
Colin Mace

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2023
6 hours 0 minutes

Meet Detective Inspector Andy Horton. It’s his second day back in Portsmouth’s CID and things aren’t going well.

Eight months ago, Horton was suspended for misconduct. Then the young woman who accused him went missing and the charges were dropped, but his personal and professional lives are still a mess.

On his morning run along an isolated stretch of beach, he stumbles across a dead man. Stark-naked and bludgeoned to death. And it doesn’t look good when a detective under suspicion of misconduct is the one to find a dead body. His colleagues don’t want him on the case.

But when another body turns up with the same cause of death, a clue makes Horton suspect he might be the next person in the killer’s sights.

A gripping detective mystery perfect for fans of Ann Cleeves, Joy Ellis, and Rachel McLean.

The Portsmouth Murders © 2023 Pauline Rowson

Abandoned as a child, DI Andy Horton grew up in a children’s home. Now he lives onboard his yacht in Southsea Marina. He rides a Harley-Davidson and never wears a suit or tie — unless it’s to go to court. He’s an instinctive copper and a man of contrasts, which often lands him in trouble with his bosses. He has a desperate need to belong, and yet is always just on the outside. Self-contained and afraid to show his feelings, but also a risk-taker that seeks justice.

Portsmouth boasts a vibrant waterfront, a diverse multicultural population, an international port, a historic dockyard, and is home of the Royal Navy. Portsmouth Harbour is one of the busiest in the world — and one of the best places to hide a body, it seems. Set against the backdrop of the sea, the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight is every detective’s worst nightmare. The sea is ever-changing and often the best clues get swept away by the tide.

Pauline Rowson is the author of twenty-four gripping, fast-paced, atmospheric crime novels including the popular SOLENT MURDER MYSTERY series featuring the rugged and troubled DI Andy Horton. She is a member of the Crime Writers' Association and the Society of Authors.
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Chris H.

Good book

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Ronda W.

O.k o.k. Thought it went on about his life over and over and not enough about the story

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James M.

An interesting storyline almost ruined by the author’s over-indulgent detours into psychology. The narrator salvaged this book.

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Scott Johnson

The narrator did a great job and held my interest. The story seemed a little incomplete, almost like the author hurried to wrap everything up. I will give the author another chance, though.

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Bob T.

Enjoyable and an easy listen. Very human.

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Michael Hayes

Good book with a good storyline. I easily got invested in the characters. Narration was top notch. Definitely recommend!

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