Chris Blackwater

Chris Blackwater is a writer and chartered engineer from Leeds, England. His first novel Emergency Drill, set on a North Sea oil platform, was shortlisted for the 2020 CWA Debut Dagger Award when it first came out. His short stories have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including contributions to the much-missed Mad Scientist Journal.

Chris began writing to entertain himself whilst working on offshore oil platforms and remote power stations. His career has taken him all over the world to unusual locations and introduced him to some remarkable characters.

In recent years, Chris has gradually drifted down to the south coast of England, where he spends his spare time learning to sail and play the flute, though not at the same time.

Connect with Chris Blackwater on social media:

Facebook: @ChrisBlackwaterAuthor
Twitter: @BlackwaterChris
Instagram: @BlackwaterAuthor



The Danny Verity, PI series

Book 1: Emergency Drill 

Shortlisted for the 2020 Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger award

Newly qualified offshore medic, Danny Verity, arrives on the Cuillin Alpha oil platform shortly before a storm damages the satellite system, severing the crew’s only mode of communication to the mainland.

Storm or sabotage?



Dead Crude – info to follow


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