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,Continue reading “Some Top Reviews”

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 andContinue reading “Recommended Read: Rival Sons by Aidan Thorn”

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, theContinue reading “Recommended Read: When The Music’s Over by Aidan Thorn”

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,Continue reading “Grab Exiles: An Outsider Anthology for only 99p/ 99c!”

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 aContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Aidan Thorn”

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 localContinue reading “Recommended Read: Tales From The Underbelly by Aidan Thorn”

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 charactersContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Aidan Thorn”

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, theContinue reading “Recommended Read: When The Music’s Over by Aidan Thorn”

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 aContinue reading “Recommended Read: Criminal Thoughts by Aidan Thorn”

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 itContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Aidan Thorn”

Exiles Guest Blog: Gardening and committing a crime – How I came to write ‘Taking out the Trash’ by Aidan Thorn

When I saw the suggestion that contributors to Exiles do a piece talking about what inspired them to write the story that we’ve contributed to the anthology I have to say I wasn’t keen. I can rarely recall what it is that inspires me to write. I always think I just write stuff that comesContinue reading “Exiles Guest Blog: Gardening and committing a crime – How I came to write ‘Taking out the Trash’ by Aidan Thorn”