Pre – order Gumshoe Blues: The Peter Ord Yarns

“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. Following the breakdown of his marriage, in a booze-addled flash of inspiration, Peter Ord…

About Punk Noir Magazine

via About Punk Noir Magazine ‘Both punk and noir are words that have been so overused and misused that they pretty much mean nothing now. They’re random adjectives that are regularly added in a scattershot way, so combining them allows a lot of scope for the site. No sense? Nonsense!‘ Punk Noir Magazine  is purportedly…

Last Year’s Man Rides Again!

  For those of you that enjoyed my book LAST YEAR’S MAN, the protagonist Tommy Bennett is back. The Tommy Bennett yarn ‘Baby’s Got A Gun‘ – title filched from The Only Ones – is included in the anthology A TIME FOR VIOLENCE: STORIES WITH AN EDGE. The anthology is published by CLOSE TO THE…

Recommended Read: Witnesses by Anthony Watson

Anthony Watson’s Witnesses is superb. His debut horror novel moves from four time periods and four points of view with ease as it tells the story of the end of days, focusing on the individuals  that have been chosen as the apocalypse’s witnesses. Each strand of the story has a distinctive, strong voice but they…

Some Top Reviews

  My books have had some very tasty reviews lately, which is nice. Over at The Dark Time, ace crime writer Elgin Bleeker reviews Last Year’s Man and says: ‘Picking up a novel by Paul D. Brazill, a reader can expect fast paced action, humorous observations, funny dialogue, and a seedy, noir quality. His book,…

I’m Interviewed by Romanian filmmaker and poet Andreea Boyer

  Andreea Boyer, the director of the feature film JULIA 17, recently asked me a few questions. ‘Andreea Boyer: What can you tell us about your best experiences and what moments in your career as a writer have been the most influential and significant ones for you? Paul D. Brazill: For sure meeting people online who…

Recommended Read: Rubicon by Ian Patrick

  Wild card Sam Batford  is an undercover cop who has infiltrated crime kingpin Vincent Guardino’s organisation. DCI Klara Winter  is also hell-bent on bringing down Guardino but in a much more by-the-book way. The two investigations inevitably collide and clash in Ian Patrick‘s marvellously gripping debut novel Rubicon. Cracking stuff!

Pre- Order A Time For Violence: Stories with an Edge

A Time For Violence: Stories with an Edge by Max Collins (Author), Joe Lansdale (Author), Richard Chizmar (Author), John Russo (Author), Richard Matheson (Author), Bev Vincent (Author), Stewart O’Nan (Author), Craig Douglas (Illustrator), Andy Rausch (Editor), Chris Roy (Editor) and many more, including me!  

Recommended Read: Riding Shotgun: And Other American Cruelties by Andy Rausch

Andy Rausch’s  Riding Shotgun: And Other American Cruelties  is a marvellous collection that consists of three violent and blackly comic novellas. Prohibition era gangsters meet wild west outlaws in the first story, ‘Easy-Peezy‘, ‘Riding Shotgun’ is the tale of a crime fiction author who is forced to commit murder, and in ‘$crilla‘ – my personal…

Death Toll 3: End Game is OUT NOW!

DEATH TOLL 3: End Game’ is an uncompromising, page-turning crime thriller anthology that brings together crime writers based in eight different countries spanning five continents. This is the best short thriller fiction from today’s best crime writers: Matt Hilton, Douglas Stewart, Alex Shaw, Charlie Flowers, Stephen Edger, Paul D Brazill, Dominic Adler, Paul Grzegorzek, Jamie…

Last Year’s Man makes 10th Rule Books’ best 5 books from 2018

They say: ‘In no particular order our favorite books from 2018: Know Me From Smoke – Matt Phillips – Fahrenheit 13 This one is old school noir done right. The dialog cuts and so do the knives. Convicted killer Royal Atkins finds himself back on the streets and in a relationship with Stella Radney, a…

Recommended Read: Rival Sons by Aidan Thorn

In Rival Sons, Kyle Gordon returns to his home town to take care of his dying mother only to find the place in an even worse state than when he’d left it. And it’s all down to his younger brother Graham, a lone shark and drug dealer.  Aidan Thorn’s Rival Sons is a brutal and…

Recommended Read: The Puppet Show by M W Craven

In M W Craven’s The Puppet Show, disgraced cop Washington Poe is dragged into the investigation of a serial killer known as The Immolation Man when his name is discovered carved into a victim’s chest.  Poe is soon digging below the glittery veneer of local high society to reveal its dark secrets. The Puppet Show…

Recommended Read: A House Of Ghosts by W C Ryan

  It’s 1917 and British secret agent Donovan heads off to a remote island off the Devon coast to attend a séance on Blackwater Abbey. He is accompanied by Kate Cartwright, who also works for British Intelligence  and who happens to be a psychic. All is not as it seems, of course. Cartwright and Donovan…