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Dark Edge Press Sign Shortlisted CWA Debut Dagger Author Chris Blackwater Two-Book Deal


We're pleased to be able to announce today that we've signed debut author, Chris Blackwater a two-book deal. The first title, Emergency Drill is an atmospheric and suspenseful piece of fiction which we know our readers will enjoy as much as us.


Head of acquisitions, Michael Norman, says, 'Imagine being trapped on an oil rig with a murderer. The isolation, the turbulent weather, how claustrophobic it would be to find yourself trapped there with a killer. That's what the crew are faced with.'


Emergency Drill was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Award.


Chris Blackwater is a chartered engineer from Leeds. He began writing to entertain himself while working away on offshore oil platforms, power stations and shipyards. His career has taken him all over the world to many unusual locations and introduced him to some remarkable characters. His short stories have appeared in a variety of publications and anthologies.


In recent years Chris has gradually drifted down to the south coast of England where he now spends his spare time kayaking and sailing on the Solent.







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