Author short-listed

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A POLICEMAN turned crime writer has seen his debut novel short-listed for an international book award.

The Eastbourne-based author who goes by the pen name Tin Larrick has reached the final five of the Kidwelly eBook Festival’s best international ebook award.

And if his offering, Devil’s Chimney, comes out on top, Larrick will trouser £10,000.

His book, which was released earlier this year and quickly shot to the upper echelons of online crime writing best seller lists, follows local bobby Chalvington Barnes as he investigates the brutal murder of a young colleague.

Set in and around Eastbourne, the book borrows heavily from Larrick’s first-hand experience on the force and takes in many of the town’s landmarks – leading to comparisons with Peter James and his novels set in Brighton.

Larrick now faces an anxious wait until July 29 to see if he is successful.

To download a copy of the book, which is only available in digital format, simply search for Devil’s Chimney at www.amazon.co.uk.