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Paul Waters

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Paul Waters is the author of Blackwatertown, published 23rd July 2020. It’s been described as LA Confidential meets The Guard. Some blurb: When maverick police sergeant Jolly Macken is banished to a sleepy 1950s Irish border village, he vows to find the killer of his brother – even if the murderer is in the police. But a lot can happen in a week. Over seven days Macken falls in love, uncovers dark family secrets, accidentally starts a war, and is hailed a hero and branded a traitor. When Blackwatertown explodes into violence, who can he trust? And is betrayal the only way to survive?

Paul is currently writing a India-Ireland crossover mystery set in contemporary Delhi.

Paul is also an award-winning radio producer & co-presenter of the We’d Like A Word books & authors podcast, shortlisted for 2020 Books Podcast of the Year. He grew up in Belfast & went on to report & produce for BBC TV & Radio Ulster, Radio 4, 5 Live, World Service & others.

His claim to fame is making Pelé his dinner. But he’s also created a G8 Summit in a South African township, gone undercover in Zimbabwe, conducted football crowds, smuggled a satellite dish into Cuba & produced the World Service’s live coverage of the 9/11 attacks on America. What else? Taught in Poland, drove a cab in England, busked in Wales, was a night club cook in New York, designed computer systems in Dublin, presented podcasts for Germans and organised music festivals. If he’s not in Buckinghamshire, he’s likely in Ireland or India.

Books by Paul Waters

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