Battisford writer is ‘utterly’ delighted after Waterstones book signing

Pauline Manders signing her third book
Pauline Manders signing her third book
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Crime writer Pauline Manders, from Battisford, was at Waterstones in Bury last Saturday signing copies of her third book, Utterly Rafted.

Pauline began writing after retiring from her role as a consultant ENT surgeon working in the NHS.

She has previously written two earlier crime novels in 2012 and 2013 and says her inspiration for the third came after she stumbled across illegal hare coursing while walking her dog in the Suffolk countryside.

She has also woven her visit to Needham Lakes’ annual raft race and a visit to a friend’s manuscript and paper restoration business into the plot line which focuses on the death of a young student followed by a brutal murder. Drugs and organised crime play a role and the plot moves from Stowmarket to the Orwell Bridge, Hadleigh and Bury St Edmunds.

Utterly Rafted is on sale at Waterstones.