Recommended Read: Small Change by Andrez Bergen

When hardboiled private eye Roy Scherer inherits an unwanted side-kick, in the nerdy form of Suzie Miller, they soon embark on a series of wild, way out and weird adventures. Andrez Bergen’s Small Change is an interconnected collection of short stories and vignettes that  smartly mixes up Raymond Chandler with Jim Jarmusch and Scooby Doo.Continue reading “Recommended Read: Small Change by Andrez Bergen”

Short, Sharp Interview: Andrez Bergen

PDB: What’s going on now? What’s not going on now is p’raps a better question, particularly overseas! In my own walled-up ballpark here in Tokyo my daughter is about to compete in her first ballet competition at age nine, while I’m set to release the 12-issue trade paperback of my noir comic book ‘Bullet Gal’Continue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Andrez Bergen”

Guest Blog: DEPTH CHARGING THE BLACK & WHITE by Andrez Bergen

Over the past three months I’ve rammed through Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting’s entire run on Captain America, their superb reconstruction of the birth of Marvel heroes in the ’40s (The Marvels Project) and the duo’s recent work on espionage thriller Velvet. I also rifled through issues one to twenty of Brubaker’s horror-noir Fatale withContinue reading “Guest Blog: DEPTH CHARGING THE BLACK & WHITE by Andrez Bergen”

The Tobacco-Stained Sky: Out Now!

And it includes my yarn Murphy’s Bright Spark. The Tobacco- Stained Sky is an anthology edited by Guy Salvidge & Andrez Bergen, published by Another Sky Press and based around the noir/dystopia of Andrez Bergen‘s novel Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat. WRITERS Andrez Bergen Gerard Brennan Kristopher Young Guy Salvidge Josh Stallings Gordon Highland Chad Eagleton Paul D.Continue reading “The Tobacco-Stained Sky: Out Now!”

K A Laity’s Weird Noir: Coming Soon

I’m pretty damned chuffed to have a story in K A Laity’s WEIRD NOIR  anthology. ‘Black Moon Rising’ is a  DRUNK ON THE MOON  yarn which gives a bit more back story to Detective Ivan Walker and Duffy. The full cast list for WEIRD NOIR is : WEIRD NOIR Introduction A Kick in the HeadContinue reading “K A Laity’s Weird Noir: Coming Soon”

Off The Record 2- At The Movies is Out Now !!!

Off The Record 2- At The Movies is an anthology of 47 short stories, based on film titles, from some of the  best and most bad-bum writers around. And all proceeds go to charity. Find out more in my latest Brit Grit Alley column which is, as usual, over at Out Of The Gutter Online.


Last year, LUCA VESTE put together a terrific charity anthology called OFF THE RECORD. The deal was that 38 writers would come up with stories based on song titles.  And a corker of a collection it was too. Well, LUCA has decided to put together another charity anthology.  OFF THE RECORD 2 will feature storiesContinue reading “OFF THE RECORD 2/ LIFE ON MARS?”

Tobacco -Stained Mountain Goat by Andrez Bergen

  I’ve seen The Future and and it’s … Noir. Tobacco- stained noir at that.   Andrez Bergen’s brilliant Tobacco-StainedMountain Goat is set in a Dystopian version of Melbourne, in a not too distant future, after some sort of catastrophe has wiped out the rest of the world.   The city itself is split into differentContinue reading “Tobacco -Stained Mountain Goat by Andrez Bergen”


  PDB: Can you pitch The Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat in 25 words or less? AB: Er… a tankard of classic noir, peppered with sci-fi, humour and a heart, and accompanied by a hardboiled herring or two on the side? PDB: Which books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? AB: Film-wise, I’m constantly raiding theContinue reading “SHORT SHARP INTERVIEW: ANDREZ BERGEN”