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4 thoughts on “Dead Passage (Inspector Andy Horton, #14)

  1. says:

    Avenging Dead Passage is a police procedural crime story where evidence is building that a previous investigation 12 years ago ruled the death of a politician Dudley Goldsby as suicide Now it appears that he may have been murdered at least in the eyes of DI Andy Horton Other colleagues however seem to have reasons for the case not to reopen The daughter Adele Goldsby makes contact with DI Andy Horton and reuests he meets her on the Isle of Wight ferry at a set time While on the ferry Adele is nowhere to be seen but he does meet an ex colleague Mike Danby now in private security Is this just a coincidence or a set up considering Danby was a leading DI on the original Dudley Goldsby investigation? Five skeletons are found on Rat Island one of them recent than the others and a second murder occurs to none other than the person who discovered them The connections are mounting and Rowson does a great job of building the plot and how the connections interrelate Numerous characters seem to have hidden agendas and appear to be hiding information The motivations of multiple suspects are well presented leaving us with a web of suspicion and a puzzle that Horton must solveI read this book at a reuest as I wouldn’t by choice read book 14 of a series as my introduction to a new author The story plot was stand alone but there were numerous references to background events and characters in previous books That’s not a problem and I did expect a certain amount of it although in some places it works and others completely irrelevant or tiresome I was confused around Horton’s mother’s disappearance in 1967 as this thread is given life but taken nowhere I understand this is a thread running through the series but it is irrelevant and uninteresting in this story I felt it made the book structure very manufactured where a series thread is provided tick and may be used to try and show some depth to the main character tick none of which added any valueThere is a massive intent to portray a well discussed analysis of the crime scenarios between the investigating police officers but this tended to become so detailed and extensive that it felt unnecessarily complex and I lost focus on the storyline During the brainstorming dialogue I was amazed when they didn’t suggest other obvious alternatives which I felt left holes in the plot I feel it’s a little bit unbelievable when a character devotes their life to seeking revenge for the wrongs done to a family member by sacrificing their own career relationships and happiness to get close to the culprit and make taking revenge so abstruse Do the obvious thing and kill them yourselfIf you enjoy the series and the character then this is another episode in the Andy Horton collection that I’m sure you will enjoy I wish to thank Pauline Rowson for providing me with a copy of her book in return for an honest review A true rating would be 35 but I'm finding it hard to round up

  2. says:

    This is such a great series This one was a bit of plod I actually thought Horton had found his mother The setting is lovely Portsmouth is a lovely place with lots of interesting history The characters are well drawn but the search for missing mother of the main character is becoming a bit annoying as the series draws out It is a distraction from the solving of the crime which was the main story in this one Time to bring the search to an end The plot was mixture of a cold case which became a fairly complicated crime to solve in the end Not sure how the murderer will be brought to justice given the unorthodox methods Horton used to solve the crime Lots of action and suspense in these books

  3. says:

    Another Andy Horton tale still unfinished business

  4. says:

    Great book with lots of twists you will never work out who did it Flawed hero inspector Andy Horton is on the case again

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Dead Passage (Inspector Andy Horton, #14) [PDF / EPUB] Dead Passage (Inspector Andy Horton, #14) Detective Inspector Andy Horton receives a mysterious telephone call from Adele Goldsby the daughter of a dead Portsmouth politician with an urgent reuest to meet her on the Isle of Wight ferry becaus Detective Inspector Andy Horton receives a mysterious telephone call from Adele Goldsby the daughter of a dead Portsmouth politician with an urgent reuest to meet her on the Isle of Wight ferry because she has something to reveal about her father’s death twelve years ago When she doesn’t show Horton is at first inclined to think it was a hoax until information comes to light As he unofficially looks into the circumstances surrounding the politician’s death he becomes convinced that the initial investigation was cursory to say the least a fact that is borne out by Sergeant Cantelli who was on the case With increasing concerns over the continued silence from Adele Goldsby and as new evidence is unearthed connected to a long ago killing Horton believes the politician was murdered Now all he has to do is convince his bossesNumber in the series set against the back drop of the sea on the South Coast of England.

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 254 pages
  • Dead Passage (Inspector Andy Horton, #14)
  • Pauline Rowson
  • English
  • 22 September 2014