Over at THE DARK TIMES, Elgin Bleeker says:
‘Funny and noir are two words not frequently linked. But Paul D. Brazill, master of the comic crime novel and short story, pulls it off. His writing has you laughing while it leads you down a dark alley and punches you in the gut.’
And at Amazon, Robert B. Wesley II, M.D. says:
And there’s more:
“…dark, witty, farcical and thoroughly entertaining.” — Barbara F. Jones @ StorGy Books
“The adventures of this PI feel like they rolled out of a Tom Waits song — crime with the feel of a shaggy dog story” — K A Laity.
“An original homebrew with a kick. Well worth sampling.” — Mark Ramsden.
Here’s the blurb:
‘Following the breakdown of his marriage, in a booze-addled flash of inspiration, Peter Ord decides to become a private investigator. Dark farce and tragicomedy soon ensue. Peter must tackle many challenging cases, and when he comes under the radar of a local crime lord, he may have bitten off more than he can chew. With sidekicks, like boozy hack, Bryn Laden, failure is not an option – it’s compulsory.’
You can grab GUMSHOE BLUES: THE PETER ORD YARNS HERE, if you’re that way inclined.