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: When The Music’s Over by Aidan Thorn

Revenge is bittersweet for failed musician Benny Gower. Gower murders Birmingham drug-dealer Harry Weir and goes on the run. Retired enforcer Wynn McDonald is reluctantly sent to track down Gower. What ensues is a lethal cocktail of hardboiled crime fiction as well as a touching study of regret and disappointment. The action is brutal, the…

Grab Exiles: An Outsider Anthology for only 99p/ 99c!

To celebrate the latest ALIBI  noir festival in Slovenia, EXILES: AN OUTSIDER ANTHOLOGY is currently only 99c / 99p! A powerful Noir short story collection edited by the Bukowski of Noir, Paul D. Brazill. Exiles features 26 outsiders-themed stories by some of the greatest crime and noir writers, K. A. Laity, Chris Rhatigan, Steven Porter,…

Short, Sharp Interview: Aidan Thorn

PDB: What’s going on? Right now, it’s 3am and I’m wide awake because I’m in the USA and I’m shite at travelling and time differences. But I guess I should also tell you about the release of my new linked story collection, Tales from the Underbelly. It’s a sort of British Pulp Fiction, as a…

Recommended Read: Tales From The Underbelly by Aidan Thorn

Aidan Thorn’s Tales From The Underbelly is a collection of hard-hitting, interconnected crime stories, and is pure Brit Grit. The collection kicks off with a fistful of short, sharp jabs of flash fiction and ends with a couple of longer pieces which really show Thorn’s strengths. A Sporting Chance is the story of a local…

Guest Blog: Paladins by Aidan Thorn

Life has been good to me, I can write that today as I sit here healthy. Eleven years ago I didn’t feel so lucky, it was maybe a week before Christmas 2004 when I found a lump on my right bollock (I can say bollock, it’s fine, I’m a gritty crime writer – ask anyone)….

Short, Sharp Interview: Aidan Thorn

PDB:  What’s the SP on Urban Decay? Urban Decay is a book I’m very proud of. It’s a bunch of short stories, that are about more than just crime, it’s about people. It is largely a crime collection, but I hope people take more from it than that, at the heart of every story are characters…

Recommended Read: When The Music’s Over by Aidan Thorn

Revenge is bittersweet for failed musician Benny Gower. Gower murders Birmingham drug-dealer Harry Weir and goes on the run. Retired enforcer Wynn McDonald is reluctantly sent to track down Gower. What ensues is a lethal cocktail of hardboiled crime fiction as well as a touching study of regret and disappointment. The action is brutal, the…

Recommended Read: Criminal Thoughts by Aidan Thorn

Aidan Thorn’s Criminal Thoughts contains eleven short, sharp slices of Brit Grit crime fiction. There is plenty of humour as well as hard boiled realism in these cleverly interconnecting stories. The best are the trio that kick off with the cracking  After Hours, which I can really see being developed into a belter of a…

Short, Sharp Interview: Aidan Thorn

PDB: What’s going on now? Now? Now I’ve just signed a contract with GritFiction Ltd (Better known to most of you as Darren Sant and Craig Douglas the brains behind Near to the Knuckle) to publish my second short story collection, Urban Decay. And, I could not be happier about it! We’ve been discussing it…