AUTHOR Pauline Rowson, from Hayling Island, could see her crime series feature on television.
The DI Andy Horton novels, based in the Solent area, have been optioned by television production company Lime Pictures, who are seeking to bring the sailing detective to life on-screen.
The series of 11 novels follows the career of main character Detective Horton, who lives on a yacht in Southsea Marina, and works for Portsmouth CID, investigating crimes in Portsmouth, Langstone and Chichester.
Rebecca Hodgson, head of drama at Lime Pictures, said: ‘DI Andy Horton is a returning detective who can cut through the competition.
‘His character is fascinatingly knotty, with his difficult childhood, troubled marriage and chequered career, and a detective who lives on a small boat and rides a motorbike is a fresh reboot of the TV detectives that we already know.
‘We are confident that the intriguing partnership of Horton and Cantelli will attract a fantastic cast.’