The Obituarist

Hello and welcome. The Obituarist is a story by Paul A. Waters. (That’s me.)

Dead people are the safest story around. They can’t answer back.

But if you follow in death’s footsteps, it can be dangerous to get too close.

When a war hero dies suddenly, a struggling journalist finds himself in the right place at the right time to make his own reputation. Dead old soldiers make for wonderful obituaries – their lives so much more vivid and action-packed than our own humdrum existence.

For an obituary writer, they’re a welcome relief from boring men in grey suits and large-breasted Z-list “celebrities”. But how can an obituarist meet his deadlines when death moves so slowly?

It’s not what you think.

Brace yourself for handlebar moustaches, stiff drinks, hyphenated surnames, greed, treachery and, of course, death. With a twist.

The Obituarist is available for download from Amazon and for Kindle here That was the UK Amazon site.

If you want the US site, – that’s here. It’s also on other Amazon sites, just have a search.

And via Smashwords whatever country you’re in – for every other device, pc or mac here.

What readers and reviewers say:

“Witty and wry. The perfect railway journey or beach book.” James Cawley, author of Naked Religion, the Unauthorised Biography.
“I was hooked from the first page.”
Andy in Hungerford.
“Colourful… dramatic. It includes a line up of WWII RAF characters ranging from stiff upper lip to ginger pubic hair. A thoroughly enjoyable read.”
Pól Ó Duibhir in Dublin.
“Mordant, funny, dark, teasing and ironic.”
“Beautifully written. A tale both light and dark with an excellent twist.”
Helen in Devon.
“Old soldiers never die? You’ve got to read this! Swiftly spiralling plot, deftly humorous style, with wry sidelong glances at contemporary media (and, of course by implication, we who consume it!)…  Will keep you reading and smiling to yourself from the first line to the last.” – BlackInk.

You can download it for all sorts of reading devices or just your computer. The ISBN is 9781476373478.

You can contact the author (that would be me) via this email address – paulwaters99 AT hotmail DOT com

Looking forward to hearing from you and thanks for dropping by.


4 responses to “The Obituarist

  1. Curiosity will take me to “The Obituarist” … oh yeah, that grenade.
    Blessings – Maxi

  2. The Obituarist is a sizzling tale filled with humor, mystery and suspense. Bunty and the obit writer connect on every level until … human nature steps in and crashes the party.

    The men become friendly enemies, each serve their own best interest. In the end “turn about is fair play” wins the day.

    A fabulous story, Paul. My eyes were glued to every word, from the first line until The End.

    Blessings – Maxi

    • blackwatertown

      Thank you for this comment. But thank you much more Maxi for taking a gamble on downloading and reading the story. Your support really makes a difference.

  3. Nowakowski627

    Hello, I wanted to say that I like The Obituarist.

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