#Noirvember

Yes, it’s #Noirvember again, and since I have 3 books with the word noir in the title, it would be churlish of me not to encourage you to buy them.

Out Now: 13 Shots Of Noir by Paul D Brazill

First up is 13 SHOTS OF NOIR.

English writer Paul D Brazill’s 13 Shots Of Noir is a collection of short stories in the vein of Roald Dahl, The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.The first story, “The Tut”, was nominated for a 2010 Spinetingler Award, while the story “Anger Management” was chosen as one of the Predators and Editors top twenty crime stories.

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Or you could nab A CASE OF NOIR.

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 sweltering Spanish heat where he meets a colourful cast of characters, including a mysterious torch singer and a former East End villain with a criminal business proposition. While in stormy Toulouse, he encounters a blast from the past that is positively seismic which forces him to return to England and confront his past

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Or if you’re still in spook mode after Halloween, you could take a gander at SUPERNATURAL NOIR.

Werewolves, vampires and other creatures of the night prowl the neon and blood soaked streets in this sharp short story collection that places the supernatural in a hardboiled noir world.

Happy #Noirvember!

A Case Of Noir is only 99p/ 99c!

aconcflMy international noir caper A CASE OF NOIR is currently ON SALE!

You can grab the eBook from Amazon.co.ukAmazon.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 sweltering Spanish heat where he meets a colourful cast of characters, including a mysterious torch singer and a former East End villain with a criminal business proposition. While in stormy Toulouse, he encounters a blast from the past that is positively seismic which forces him to return to England and confront his past.

The reviews:

Recommended dark Euro sleaze for lovers of the dark stuff.’

Quirky, earthy, entertaining. Fine crime fiction

‘The narrative is tight and the stories thoroughly barrel along in an enjoyable aconmanner and it is truly fascinating watching the layers of Luke Case be peeled back each grubby skin at a time.’

Top banana – Brazill comes up trumps!

‘Paul D Brazill evokes the various cities (Warsaw, Madrid, Toulouse, Cambridge) extremely well. It moves at a great pace and touches on all the classic elements of noir with a really nice twist in the tale’

‘Populated by misfits and mischief this is a gritty, witty masterpiece.’

KNOCK BACK  A CASE OF NOIR!

 

A Short Interview and A Few Tasty Reviews

cropped-gazeta-wb-43.jpgOver at Unlawful Acts, Indie Crime Mastermind David Nemeth takes a look at Last Year’s Man and says:

‘“Last Year’s Man” is a one-sitting book, so grab a pint or two or maybe some whiskey, sit back and enjoy.’

Read the rest here.

Over at Amazon.com, Kevin McNamara also reviews Last Year’s Man and says:

‘Mr. Brazill is a master in this genre. A story about an aging hitman set both in London and Seatown. With a broad cast of characters, this book has action, wit and suspense. Highly recommended.’

Jack Strange reviews A Case Of Noir over at Goodreads and says:

‘The whole is greater than the sum of the parts – although the parts are so good you’ll savour them individually, as you work your way through them.’

Meanwhile, over at Near To The Knuckle, I say a few words about my forthcoming short story collection, Small Time Crimes.

NTTK: Thieves, killers and cannibals – the stories in your latest collection, Small Time Crimes, are brutal and dark. But they are also, at times, comic, and that fun factor really grips. What’s the trick to getting readers to laugh about crime and murder?’

Check it out!

Another Top Review For A Case Of Noir

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‘I very much enjoyed this gem from Mr. Brazill. A fast set of interwoven stories about a man on the run from his past. Set in several European countries, our “hero” stumbles into awkward situations and somehow seems to extricate himself in one piece. There are twist and turns and humor as well. Highly recommended!’

A Couple of Top Reviews

BRISTOL NOIR takes a gander at GUNS OF BRIXTON and says: GOB

‘Rich quick-fire dialogue full of colorful characters fill each page from start to finish. Their words are all delivered like solid noir gold bricks; bang, bang, bang; building up a wall of intermixed noir screwball fun that leaves you looking forward to the final bite…but also hoping it doesn’t end.’

Read the rest of the review HERE. 

51HT0QAJPnL._SL250_And over at Amazon.com, Dee Arr gives A CASE OF NOIR a 5 STAR review and says:

‘The book contains five short stories, although the stories are more like chapters that serve to reveal related bits of Luke’s life. Mr. Brazill writes a form of pulp fiction, though it is laden with talent and does what it should do: makes you laugh, makes you cringe, makes you squirm…and definitely makes you want to reach for the next book in the series. Five stars.’

Read the rest of the review HERE.

Chris Rhatigan Reviews A Case Of Noir

24883052_10215179014491281_249614501_oOver at GOODREADS , Chris says:

‘Luke Case is a “journalist” adrift in an expat’s sea of booze, smoke, sex, shady characters and shadier dealings. He hops around Europe running from his past, but you can’t run forever. Or maybe you can? Doesn’t matter. This is more excellent entertainment from PDB, who makes for a top tour guide.’

A Case Of Noir is FREE !

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A Case Of Noir

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 sweltering Spanish heat where he meets a colourful cast of characters, including a mysterious torch singer and a former East End villain with a criminal business proposition. While in stormy Toulouse, he encounters a blast from the past that is positively seismic which forces him to return to England and confront his past. A Case Of Noir is a strong shot of blackly comic international noir from Paul D. Brazill.

You can grab it for FREE from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk or any other Amazon you fancy.

 

#Noirvember: A Case Of Noir

Have you ever walked out of the door and wanted to keep on walking? To get into your car and just drive, drive, drive? Or maybe wander down to the train station and get the next train to …well, anywhere? Anywhere but …here, of course. Because life is elsewhere. Real life is always somewhere else, isn’t it?
 
Luke Case – the hapless protagonist of A Case Of Noir – moves from city to city because he has to, though. He’s a man on the run, on the lam.
 
The five chapters of A Case Of Noir are as follows:
 
Red Esperanto (Warsaw)
Death On A Hot Afternoon (Madrid)
The Kelly Affair (Granada)
The Big Rain (Toulouse)
One Of Those Days In England (Cambridge)
And you can grab it here (US) or here (UK) and a few other joints too.
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Col’s Criminal Library reviews A Case Of Noir

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And says:

‘A fantastic set, enjoyable enough on their own but collectively the sum is much greater than the individual parts’

 

I’m Interviewed By Fiona McVie.

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Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

I’m Paul D. Brazill and I’ve shockingly made it to 55.

Fiona: Where are you from?

I was born in Hartlepool, England and live in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

.Fiona: Tell us your latest news.

Well, 3 of my novellas are now only 99p. They are: Too Many Crooks, Big City Blues, and A Case Of Noir. They are all published by Near To The Knuckle. I have a short story collection coming out in the next few weeks. It’s called Small Time Crimes.

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

Apart from a rubbish screenplay in the ‘90s, I started writing in 2008 when I discovered flash fiction.

Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

Only when someone tells me I am one.

READ THE REST OF THE INTERVIEW HERE.