4 May 2023
Episode 25: Pauline Rowson talks about the idea and background to THE GUERNSEY FERRY MURDERS
Meet DI Andy Horton in THE GUERNSEY FERRY MURDERS, no 13 in the Solent Murder Mystery Series. He’s a risk-taking Harley-Davidson riding, sailing detective who doesn’t always play by the rules . . . which often lands him in trouble with his bosses. In this episode I talk about the idea behind THE GUERNSEY FERRY MURDERS.
Andy Horton is fit with a strong sense of justice. But of course there’s more to the Harley Davidson riding, sailing detective, than that. Abandoned by his mother as a child, he's been raised in a succession of children’s homes, growing up on the rough streets of Portsmouth, surviving on his wits – and with his fists. He knows the dark, seedy recesses of his home city – which he hates and loves in equal measure. He seeks justice and doesn’t much care how he gets it, just as long as the villains get done. But his childhood has made him psychologically vulnerable and that flaw allows us to penetrate his masculine armoury. Andy is a loner. He doesn’t want to be though, he has a desperate desire to belong but he’s afraid of letting anyone get too close for fear of being hurt and rejected. As a result he always finds himself on the outside. Estranged from his wife and daughter he lives alone on his yacht in a marina. He 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.
Why not join him in these entertaining Solent Murder Mysteries.