Pauline Rowson has been hailed as "redefining the genre of the police drama". Her cops are tough yet fallible. The DI Andy Horton series of crime novels has been acclaimed as having everything: compelling crimes, complex past history, a tough work environment, romantic entanglements and political intrigue played out against the dramatic and powerfully evocative British marine landscape of Portsmouth and the Solent. Pauline Rowson's crime novels have an International readership and have been translated into several languages including Chinese. They have received critical acclaim in the UK and the USA where they have been given starred reviews. As well as being a crime author, Pauline is an entertaining and inspirational public speaker and gives many talks about her crime novels and her writing career.
"A crisply written, cleverly plotted procedural with a nice twist, Rowson's latest also continues the intriguing saga of Andy's search for the mother who disappeared in mysterious circumstances when he was a child." Booklist. "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 pages, a newcomer may feel as if he or she is already catching up. The fast-paced narrative with its multiple theories, will draw readers along." Publishers Weekly "A high quality puzzle - a devious plot. Death Surge is a taut and exciting investigation into a disappearance which turns into a murder hunt - all very enjoyable." David Marshall 'This excellent police procedural is the twelfth mystery by Pauline Rowson. This is a very gifted author and I have had the pleasure in reviewing two of her previous stories Blood on the Sand and Footsteps on the Shore and knew of the high standard of her work - the quality of her very descriptive writing is superb - I was gripped until the last page of this very well structured and plotted story. Recommended.' Terry Halligan, Eurocrime