Hayling Island crime author, Pauline Rowson was on board Condor Ferries at Portsmouth International Port to celebrate the publication of her latest crime novel featuring Detective Inspector Andy Horton, in Lethal Waves, the thirteenth in the series set in areas surrounding Portsmouth.
Condor's conventional ferry, Commodore Clipper that sails from Portsmouth to the Channel Islands, plays a key role in the new crime novel, acting as a scene for one of the book’s unfortunate bereavements, although this one is not thought to be suspicious.
Pauline Rowson says, “The Commodore Clipper ferry is very much an integral part of Portsmouth and the Solent, the setting for my DI Andy Horton crime novels, that it was inevitable I would feature it at some stage. Lethal Waves begins with the body of a woman in her locked cabin on board the Condor Ferry and Condor kindly permitted me to place my fictitious one there.’
Pauline Rowson adds, “All my crime novels are set against the backdrop of the sea and I particularly love that self-contained feel of island settings. I’m very grateful to Condor and the Captain and crew for all their help while researching Lethal Waves.”