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…

A Case Of Noir is only 99p/ 99c!

My international noir caper A CASE OF NOIR is currently ON SALE! You can grab the eBook from Amazon.co.uk ,  Amazon.com and any other Amazon for only 99p! The blurb: ‘In snow smothered Warsaw, Luke Case, a boozy English hack with a dark secret, starts a dangerous affair with a gangster’s wife. Case escapes to the…

Pre-order Death Toll 3: End Game

‘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. Each of these authors are fan favourites at the top of their game, and together they represent the best of contemporary, international crime and thriller fiction. This is the best…

A Bunch Of Stocking Fillers …

Stuff these Christmas crackers in your Christmas stocking, if you’re that way inclined … 13 SHOTS OF NOIR GUNS OF BRIXTON COLD LONDON BLUES KILL ME QUICK TOO MANY CROOKS A CASE OF NOIR BIG CITY BLUES SMALL TIME CRIMES SUPERNATURAL NOIR THE LAST LAUGH LAST YEAR’S MAN

Punk Noir Magazine

Punk Noir Magazine – hovering in the shadows of the late lamented Pulp Metal Magazine – is a non-profit, non-paying, online arts and entrainment magazine that views the world at its most askew. We’ll be looking at films, music, television and more. There’ll be interviews, reviews, news, poetry, fiction, micro fiction, and flash fiction.  And some other stuff…

Elgin Bleeker reviews Guns Of Brixton

And says: ‘It is hard as hell to be funny in print – just ask anyone who ever sent a supposedly humorous text only to have it backfire.  But Paul D. Brazill makes funny writing look easy in his crazy crime novel, Guns of Brixton.  Fast paced, this 2014 book is filled with odd, weird, violent,…