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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 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. He lives in Buckinghamshire.

Books by Paul Waters

  • Blackwatertown

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