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Blackwatertown

Blackwatertown

Author(s): Paul Waters

Location(s): Armagh, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Tyrone

Genre(s): Historical, Crime, Thriller

Era(s): 1950s

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When maverick police sergeant Jolly Macken is banished to the sleepy 1950s Irish border village of Blackwatertown, 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?

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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Entries close 6th November 2021