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Deadly waters [text (large print)] / Pauline Rowson.

By: Rowson, Pauline.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Rowson, Pauline. Andy Horton mystery: Publisher: Sutton : Severn House Large Print, 2008Edition: Large print edition.Description: 348 pages.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780727877239 (hbk.); 0727877232 (hbk.).Subject(s): Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Police -- England -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Large type books.DDC classification: ROW
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A gripping marine mystery from the author of Tide of Death - When a woman is found murdered in Langstone Harbour, DI Andy Horton is assigned to the case but not for long if Superintendent Uckfield has his way. Horton is given just a week to find the killer before being shunted off the case. With the clock ticking Horton is soon forced to take a decision that will put his life on the line . . .

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Booklist Review

When a mutilated body is found on a buoy in the middle of a harbor, DI Andy Horton draws the case, temporarily. If Andy can't solve it in four days, it will be handed over to his main rival, recently promoted over Andy to the crime squad. He's hot on the trail when another murder takes place, and the victim is Andy's top suspect. The very large (and somewhat confusing) cast of characters and a conclusion that's a bit out of left field are drawbacks in an otherwise entertaining procedural. Give this series, making its first appearance in the U.S., a chance to find its legs.--Melton, Emily Copyright 2007 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

Solving a brutal murder is the least of DI Horton's problems. Andy Horton is slowly emerging from the shadows left on his career when he was falsely accused of a crime. His wife has left him for another man; he hasn't seen his daughter in months; and he's living on a cold, cramped boat in Langstone Harbour while attempting to chase down a clever bunch of antique thieves. The biggest blow to his ego comes when his old pal, Superintendent Uckfield, gives him a week to solve the murder of head teacher Jessica Langley before it's handed over to the new Major Crime Team, a squad Horton had expected to join. Jessica's body has been found on a partially submerged wreck in the harbor with a honey-smeared roll of money tucked in her knickers. The reference to Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussycat" and a cryptic note written on a betting slip in her pocket are the only clues. When Horton and his loyal friend Sgt. Cantelli start digging into Jessica's life, they quickly discover that many people disliked the attractive, competent, abrasive head. Did any of that dislike lead to murder? Horton soon realizes that his two cases may be related. A second murder presses him to find the killer before the killer finds him. Rowson (In for the Kill, 2007, etc.) adds an appealing, if not especially original, hero to the British procedural ranks. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.