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Welcome back to your fortnightly Talk of the Town where we share the book love.

Not joined in Talk of the Town linky I co-host with Lindsay from Bookboodle before?  No worries!  You can check out all the details of the linky and if you’re unsure about how to link you can follow my walkthrough.  If you have any questions, please ask.

Each month we will be showcasing a novel from our sponsors, Black & White Publishing (and if you link up, you’ll be entered into a monthly giveaway).


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A new month, a new novel 🙂  If crime is your thing, Black Water could be just what you’re looking for (Kindle copy is ONLY 99p – a bargain)!

Fast-paced, compelling and expertly plotted, Black Water introduces a powerful new voice in contemporary crime fiction.

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Format: Kindle Edition

File Size: 1220 KB

Print Length: 308 pages

Publisher: Black & White Publishing (19 April 2018)

Language: English


I killed the boy . . .

Jig loves football and his dog, hates school, misses his dead granda and knows to lie low when his ma’s blitzed on the vodka.

He’s just an ordinary boy on the brutal streets alongside Dublin’s Grand Canal. Streets that are ruled by Ghost and his crew. And now Ghost inked, vicious, unprincipled has a job for Jig.

A job that no one can afford to go wrong not the gangs, the police, the locals, and least of all not Jig.

Fast-paced, compelling and expertly plotted, BLACK WATER introduces a powerful new voice in contemporary crime fiction.

Available to purchase in digital and paperback formats.


‘Shocking and compulsive, Black Water offers a grittily realistic insight into the causes and consequences of inner-city drug crime – think The Wire set in Dublin.’ – BRIAN MCGILLOWAY, NYT bestselling author of Little Girl Lost

‘O’Keeffe pulls you into the dark underbelly of Dublin city with well-drawn characters, chilling dexterity and unflinching truth – harsh, tender, steely and authentic.’ – LOUISE PHILLIPS, author of The Game Changer

‘A first class, compelling and gritty debut with real heart. Cormac O’Keeffe is a great writer. he manages to combine gritty realism with real feeling for his characters. I loved this book.’ – ANDREA CARTER, author of The Well of Ice

‘Black Water relentlessly depicts a city where the ruthless enlist the desperate to prey on the vulnerable. A terrific debut.’ – GENE KERRIGAN, journalist and author of The Rage

Cormac O Keeffe share the book loveCormac O’Keeffe is the award-winning security correspondent for the Irish Examiner – work that has given him unique access to contacts in the police and the community. He has lived near Dublin’s Grand Canal for many years; his professional and personal lives inform and fuel this novel, giving it the intensity, authenticity and originality of personal experience. Cormac blogs about his writing, is a respected book reviewer and appears frequently on national radio and television.

Twitter @CormacJOkeeffe


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If you would like us to share the book love and RT the post you link up on Twitter, tag Lindsay (@bookboodle) or myself (@shazgoodwin) and we’ll share your tweet. If you’re sharing this post and can add @bwpublishing that would be fab.

I pin all the Talk of the Town posts on a dedicated Pinterest board.  I’m delighted your posts catch the attention of Pinterest users (as the owner of the board, I receive notifications when a pin is re-pinned).

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Giveaway! everyone who links each month will go into the hat for a giveaway.  The winner will be randomly selected and the book will be sent directly from Black & White Publishing.


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Looking forward to seeing what you share on Talk of the Town this week to share the book love 🙂

Our sponsors:

Talk of the TownBlack & White Publishing was founded in 1999. Since then, they’ve grown into one of Scotland’s leading independent publishers with over 300 books in print across a variety of genres. Committed to publishing the best books from the most talented writers in the UK and beyond they produce an extensive range of titles, including general non-fiction,  biography,  sport and humour,  as well as selected fiction,  young adult and children’s books.

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I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 8+ years. My love of reading, crocheting, being out in nature and positive psychology are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school.

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