Last Year’s Man Rides Again!

All Due Respect, ANTHOLOGY, Chris Roy, Close To the Bone, Craig Douglas, Last Year's Man, London, Near To The Knuckle, Paul D Brazill, punk fiction, The Only Ones

 

a time for violence

For those of you that enjoyed my book LAST YEAR’S MAN, the protagonist Tommy Bennett is back. The Tommy Bennett yarn ‘Baby’s Got A Gun‘ – title filched from The Only Ones – is included in the anthology A TIME FOR VIOLENCE: STORIES WITH AN EDGE.

The anthology is published by CLOSE TO THE BONE and is edited by Andy Rausch and Chris Roy.

It includes stories from Richard Chizmar, Joe R. Lansdale, Max Allen Collins, John A Russo and many more!

You can grab A TIME FOR VIOLENCE from Amazon.com and loads of other joints, in paperback and as an eBook.

 

 

Pre- Order A Time For Violence: Stories with an Edge

Andy Rausch, ANTHOLOGY, Chris Roy, Craig Douglas, Crime Fiction, Paul D Brazill

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!

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Death Toll 3: End Game is OUT NOW!

Alex Shaw, ANTHOLOGY, Paul D Brazill, Writing

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.
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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 Mason, JH Bográn, Liam Saville and Harlan Wolff.

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.

DEATH TOLL 3: End Game includes

‘Death Sentence’ – DOUGLAS STEWART
‘Dead Soldiers’ – CHARLIE FLOWERS
‘Mostly dead’ – PAUL GRZEGORZEK
‘Paranoia’ – STEPHEN EDGER
‘A Dead Man In Greek Street’ – HARLAN WOLFF
‘Sealed Bid’ – DOMINIC ADLER
‘Back From The Dead’ – PAUL D. BRAZILL
‘Marius And The Prisoner of Conscience’ – JAMIE MASON
‘Mr Big’ – LIAM SAVILLE
‘Hell Is A Place On Earth’ – J.H. BOGRAN
‘The Due Season’ – MATT HILTON
‘Rum Slap’ – ALEX SHAW

Pre-order Death Toll 3: End Game

Alex Shaw, ANTHOLOGY, Death Toll, Paul D Brazill

death tollDEATH 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 short thriller fiction from today’s best crime writers: Matt Hilton, Douglas Stewart, Alex Shaw, Charlie Flowers, Stephen Edger, Paul D Brazil, Dominic Adler, Paul Grzegorzek, Jamie Mason, JH Bográn, Liam Saville and Harlan Wolff. 

This is Death Toll 3: End Game

DEADLINES: A TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM E. WALLACE edited by Chris Rhatigan and Ron Earl Phillips

All Due Respect, ANTHOLOGY, Chris Rhatigan, Deadlines, Down and Out Books, Paul D Brazill, pulp hack confessions, Ron Earl Phillips., Shotgun Honey, William E Wallace

deadlinesPRE-ORDER NOW! Available 09/28/2018.

DEADLINES: A TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM E. WALLACE edited by Chris Rhatigan and Ron Earl Phillips — Published by Shotgun Honey, an imprint of Down & Out Books (September 2018)

• Trade Paperback — $16.95 (includes FREE digital formats!)
• eBook Formats — $6.99

The download link for the ebook (as a .zip file; use WinZip or iZip to open) will be included in the customer receipt when the order is completed on or just prior to the publication date.

 

 

Also available from the following retailers …

• Amazon — Trade Paperback | eBook
• Amazon UK — Trade Paperback | eBook
• Barnes & Noble — Trade Paperback | eBook
• iTunes — eBook
• Kobo — eBook
• Play — eBook

Deadlines is a tribute anthology dedicated to the memory of writer and crime fiction enthusiast, William E. Wallace. A career journalist, Wallace got a first-hand look at the darker side of humanity working at various papers in California before settling at the San Francisco Chronicle. Upon retiring, Wallace engaged fully into the crime fiction community connecting with writers and readers not only to promote his own writing, but to promote other writers he enjoyed.

It is through William E. Wallace’s career and his stories that the contributors to this anthology take inspiration. These stories are presented with appreciation to his unselfish contribution to our community and our publications.

All proceeds of this publication will be donated to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in the name of William E. Wallace.

Learn more about the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at cbldf.org.

And read William E. Wallace’s blog at PulpHackConfessions.com.

Thank you to those who contributed their time and stories: Preston Lang, Jen Conley, Joe Clifford, Will Viharo, Paul D. Brazill, Patricia Abbott, Rob Pierce, Sean Craven, Eric Beetner, Sarah M. Chen, Nick Kolakowski, S.W. Lauden, Scott Adlerberg, Gary Phillips, Renee Asher Pickup, Eryk Pruitt, Todd Morr, Travis Richardson, Anonymous-9, Sean Lynch, Alec Cizak, Greg Barth, C. Mack Lewis.

A joint publication of Shotgun Honey and All Due Respect.

Short, Sharp Interview: Alex Shaw

Alex Shaw, ANTHOLOGY, Crime Fiction, Death Toll 3, Euro Crime, Paul D Brazill, short sharp interviews

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PDB: What’s going on?

I’m sitting in Doha, and crossing my fingers in preparation for the release of the HQ Digital/HarperCollins editions of my Aidan Snow thrillers – Cold Blood, Cold East and Cold Black. They’re out in ebook on the 14th of September and then the paperback release dates are staged by a month from the 20th of September.

PDB: Do you listen to music when you work?

I’m not really a music person. If I’m not writing on location, I prefer quiet when I work, or BBC World News.

PDB: What makes you laugh?

Anyone who takes themselves too seriously. Someone said I should do ‘stand-up’, but I’m too lazy so it would have to be ‘sit-down’.

PDB: What’s the best cure for a hangover?

Carry on drinking, failing that stick your head in a snowdrift, failing that take two sachets of Dioralyte with a large glass of water and a pair of ibuprofen tablets before you go to bed, then repeat in the morning. Add whisky where appropriate.

PDB: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I’ve lived in the UK, Kyiv and Doha but I’d love to live in Barbados.

PDB: Do you have a bucket list? If so, what’s on it?40371397_1126584314164622_8511433859823304704_n

Travel more, get fit, and get cast as either Jack Reacher or James Bond, oh and buy a bucket.

PDB: What’s on the cards?

As well as promoting my Aidan Snow series, I’ve two new thrillers finished and am writing the sequels to both.

PDB: Anything else

I’m editing and publishing the third Death Toll anthology – ‘End Game’, which will be out in December. And you’re in it.

41356478_1700674410044410_3583505044294598656_nBio:  Alex Shaw spent the late 1990s in Kyiv, teaching and running his own business consultancy before being head-hunted for a division of Siemens. The next few years saw him doing business for the company across the former USSR, the Middle East, and Africa. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers organisation, the Crime Writers Association and the author of the Aidan Snow SAS thrillers. Alex, his wife and their two sons divide their time between homes in Kyiv – Ukraine, Doha – Qatar and Worthing, England. Alex can be followed on twitter: @alexshawhetman

Alex’s Aidan Snow series can be found in most good bookshops, some odd ones and here. 

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

Aidan Thorn, Alibi, ANTHOLOGY, Artizan, Ben Sobieck, Carrie Clevenger, Chris Leek, Chris Rhatigan, Colin Graham, David Malcolm, Exiles, Gareth Spark, Graham Wynd, Heath Lowrance, James A Newman, Jason Michel, K A Laity, Marietta Miles, McDroll, Nick Sweeney, Pamila Payne, Patti Abbott, Paul D Brazill, Renato Bratkovic, Renato Bratkovic., Richard Godwin, Rob Brunet, Ryan Sayles, Short Story, Sonia Kilvington, Steven Porter, Tess Makovesky, Walter Conley
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Exiles

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, Patti Abbott, Ryan Sayles, Gareth Spark, Pamila Payne, Paul D. Brazill, Jason Michel, Carrie Clevenger, David Malcolm, Nick Sweeney, Sonia Kilvington, Rob Brunet, James A. Newman, Tess Makovesky, Chris Leek, McDroll, Renato Bratkovič, Walter Conley, Marietta Miles, Aidan Thorn, Benjamin Sobieck, Graham Wynd, Richard Godwin, Colin Graham, and an introduction by Heath Lowrance.

OUT NOW! The Thirteen Lives of Frank Peppercorn

Alex Shaw, ANTHOLOGY, BRIT GRIT, Jason Beech, Jason Michel, Kevin Berg, martin Stanley, Paul D Brazill, Robert Cowan, Ryan Bracha, Short Story

frank peppercornThirteen ways to remember the dead. Thirteen histories of a loving husband.

Betty Peppercorn is burning her husband Frank today. Well, she’s burning her property. The corpse she was left with as a reward for loving somebody for better or worse. Frank exists only in her thoughts, anymore.

To her knowledge, Frank had no friends. Betty’s not even sure he existed before they met. It comes as a major surprise, then, when several strange faces appear at the funeral, each of them bringing their own stories of what Frank meant to them.

As the day goes on, it becomes increasingly apparent that Frank was not the man she thought he was.

Thirteen new and established writers collide in this brand new novel-of-stories project from Ryan Bracha, the brains behind Twelve Mad Men, The Switched, and The Dead Man Trilogy. All proceeds will be donated to Alzheimer’s charities.

Featuring contributions from:

Dominic Adler – The Ninth Circle
Jason Beech – Moorlands
Kevin Berg – Indifference
Paul D. Brazill – A Case of Noir, Guns of Brixton, Kill Me Quick
Robert Cowan – The Search For Ethan, For All is Vanity
Craig Furchtenicht – Dimebag Bandits, Behind the 8 Ball
Shervin Jamali – The Devil’s Lieutenant
Jason Michel – The Death of Three Colours, The Black-Hearted Beat
Allen Miles – This is How You Disappear
Alex Shaw – The Aidan Snow series
Martin Stanley – The Gamblers, Glasgow Grin, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Billingham Forum
Mark Wilson – The dEaDINBURGH series, On The Seventh Day, Ice Cold Alice

Grab it from Amazon,com, Amazon.co.uk and loads of other places called Amazon.

Check It Out! The Odds are Against Us: A Military-Fiction Anthology.

ANTHOLOGY, Paul D Brazill, Short Story

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Have you ever wished that people could publish the books that you wanted to read? Now, you can make that wish a reality! The Odds Are Against Us will be an anthology of military-fiction short stories, broadly defined, that celebrate the courage of those who push on despite the likelihood of failure. (Read the details here.) Open to new and experienced authors, this anthology is meant to serve an unfairly neglected genre—providing a place to tell stories about honor, will, cunning, and the other martial virtues that we admire.

The goal is to publish ten or more short stories, of between 3,500 and 7,000 words, and to pay the authors fairly for their work. Your donations will help support the authors whose work you want to read! (It’s part of a concept I like to call audience-driven writing.)

CHECK IT OUT! 

Short, Sharp Interview: Tom Leins

ANTHOLOGY, BRIT GRIT, Crime Fiction, Paul D Brazill, short sharp interviews, Short Story, Tom Leins

wu-tang-antho-coverPDB: Can you pitch This Book Ain’t Nuttin to Fuck with: A Wu-Tang Tribute Anthology in 25 words or less?

Tremendous hip-hop inspired collection edited by Christoph Paul and Grant Wamack. My story, INCARCERATED SCARFACES, is a Paignton Noir remix of Van Damme’s Death Warrant!

 PDB: Which music, books, films, songs or television shows do you wish you had written?

Music: Mule Variations by Tom Waits, and Hold On in particular. That song and album introduced me to his work back in ’99, and remain firm favourites.

Book: The Road by Cormac McCarthy. An absolutely devastating piece of work. If I were to read it again since becoming a father it would probably destroy me!

Film: Pulp Fiction. Most of my nominal ‘Top 10’ movies would probably be drawn from the 1990s, back when video shops still ruled the roost. Tarantino has plenty of detractors nowadays, but the Reservoir Dogs-Pulp Fiction one-two punch still excites me.

TV show: Breaking Bad. Such a smart, multi-faceted show. Excellent storytelling, and great attention to detail.

PDB: Which of your books do you think would make good films or TV series?

I would love to see a Paignton Noir TV series one day. Regional voices have always done well in the UK cop-show world, and I would like to see my shabby seaside town given the same treatment. It would be great to shine a light on the sun-blurred beaches, dilapidated caravan parks, murky amusement arcades and time-ravaged pubs that are this town’s stock-in-trade. I’m working on a ten-book series, starting with ‘Boneyard Dogs’, so there is plenty of scope for small-screen action. (Of course, I need to get the actual books published first…!)

PDB: Who are your favourite writers?

Far too many to mention, so I will namecheck the writer I have been reading back-to-back in recent weeks: Adrian McKinty. I thoroughly enjoyed his Dead trilogy years ago, but his Sean Duffy series – set in 1980s Northern Ireland – sees him raise his game to dizzy new heights. The volatile backdrop provides extra frisson, and the mysteries themselves are impeccably put together. Plus, anyone who uses Tom Waits lyrics as book titles is worthy of our attention, right?

PDB: What’s your favourite joke?

My literary career!

PDB: What’s your favourite song?

To answer this question properly would take me weeks of contemplation and research, so I will defer to the all-time most-played track on my iPod: ‘Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable)’ by James Brown and 2Pac, as featured on the Django Unchained soundtrack.

tomleins-2017-bwPDB: What’s on the cards?

My story THE STOOGE is in the first issue of the brand new California crime magazine Switchblade, edited by Scotch Rutherford. It is one of the nastiest stories I have ever written, and has little in common with anything else I have ever published. After that, my story HERE COMES THAT WEIRD CHILL features in ‘More Bizarro Than Bizarro’, the new anthology from Bizarro Pulp Press, edited by Vincenzo Bilof. It is Paignton Gothic rather than Paignton Noir – a slight departure from my regular stuff. In terms of flash fiction, I have a new batch of wrestling noir stories in the pipeline, which I hope people dig.

PDB: Anything else?

Thank you for having me, Paul!

Bio: Tom Leins is a disgraced ex-film critic from Paignton, UK. His short stories have been published by the likes of Akashic Books, Shotgun HoneyNear to the KnuckleRevolution John and Spelk. He is currently working on a novella called Boneyard Dogs. Get your pound of flesh at https://thingstodoindevonwhenyouredead.wordpress.com

Dark Minds Audiobook out now!

ANTHOLOGY, Bloodhound Books, Dark Minds, Paul D Brazill

dark-minds-audiobookDark Minds: A Collection of Compelling Short Stories for Charity

  • Release Date:19/01/2017
  • Publisher: Bloodhound Books 
  • A collection of short stories from some of your favorite authors.

    You think you know darkness? Think again.

    Bloodhound Books presents Dark Minds – a collection of stories by authors who have come together to produce an anthology that will lure, tantalize, and shock listeners.

    What took place “By the Water”?

    What goes on behind “A Stranger’s Eyes”?

    And what is so special about “Slow Roast Pork”?

    From master authors such as Lisa Hall, Steven Dunne, Louise Jensen, and Anita Waller, listeners can expect a one hell of a ride….

    All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Hospice UK and Sophie’s Appeal.

    Dark Minds is a collection of 40 crime and thriller short stories from authors including Louise Jensen, LJ Ross, Lisa Hall, Steven Dunne, Betsy Reavley, MA Comley, Alex Walters, and Anita Waller, plus many more.

    ©2016 Louise Jensen, LJ Ross, Lisa Hall, Steven Dunne, Betsy Reavley, MA Comley, Alex Walters, Anita Waller (P)2016 Bloodhound Books.

Dark Minds Is OUT NOW!

Alex Shaw, ANTHOLOGY, Betsy Reavley, Bloodhound Books, Crime Fiction, Dark Minds, K A Richardson, Paul D Brazill, Short Story, Tess Makovesky

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DARK MINDS is:

A collection of short stories from some of your favourite authors

You think you know darkness? Think again.

Bloodhound Books presents Dark Minds – a collection of stories by authors who have come together to produce an anthology that will lure, tantalise and shock its readers.

What took place By the Water?

What goes on behind A Stranger’s Eyes?

dark-minds-paperbackAnd what is so special about Slow Roast Pork?

From master authors such as Lisa Hall, Steven Dunne, Louise Jensen and Anita Waller, readers can expect a one hell of a ride…

All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Hospice UK and Sophie’s Appeal.

Dark Minds is a collection of 40 crime and thriller short stories from authors including; Louise Jensen, L.J. Ross, Lisa Hall, Steven Dunne, Betsy Reavley, M.A. Comley, Alex Walters and Anita Waller plus many more.’

And it includes my yarn ‘Life After Life.’

You can get it from Amazon.com , Amazon.co.uk , and loads of other places too!

New Dawn Fades in Crooked Holster 3

ANTHOLOGY, Crime Fiction, Crooked Holster, Paul D Brazill, Short Story

Crooked Holster: An Anthology of Crime and Thriller Writing: Volume 3

crooked-holster‘Dip into a deadly bath, lurk in a dark Glasgow alley, solve a puzzle in a dark railway station bar. In this third volume of Crooked Holster, the stories and poems travel from Australia to America, from Switzerland to Scotland with many treacherous detours along the way. With a foreword from Andrew Taylor, award-winning crime and historical author of The Ashes of London, The American Boy and the Lydmouth series, the Crooked Holster series continues to showcase the very best in emerging crime and thriller writing. Troublesome tourists, bloody witnesses and untrustworthy servants mingle with hard-boiled detectives and betrayed – or betraying – spouses. Loitering with devious intent and unexpected twists from the finest team, this edition of Crooked Holster will leave you wondering who you can trust.’

Includes my yarn NEW DAWN FADES. 

Dark Minds Book Trailer

ANTHOLOGY, Betsy Reavley, Bloodhound Books, Crime Fiction, Dark Minds, Paul D Brazill, Short Story

 

The charity anthology is edited by Betsy Reavley and the full cast list is as follows:

Dark Minds Charity Anthology by Bloodhound Books

1. Ten Green Bottles — B A Morton
2. London’s Crawling — Emma Pullar
3. The Shoes Maketh The Man — Louise Jensen
4. Never tell a Lie — Tara Lyons
5. A Christmas Killing — Richard T Burke
6. By the Water — Betsy Reavley
7. A Cup Of Cold Coffee And A Slice Of Life — Tony R. Cox
8. Slow Roast Pork — S.E.Lynes
9. A Lawful Killing — Ross Greenwood
10. Sticky Fingers — JT Lawrence
11. You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger — Ron Nicholson
12. The Wages Of Sin — Lisa Hall
13. Hidden — KA Richardson
14. The Sydney Dahlia — A.J.Sendall
15. Pop Dead – The Pension Papers — Pete Adams
16. The Sins of Muriel McGarry — A.S.King
17. The Shepherd’s Bothy — L J Ross
18. Life After Life — Paul D Brazil
19. The Smallest Acorn — April Taylor
20. An Onion — Joel Hames
21. I’ve Gone — Anita Waller
22. The Bridge — Simon Maltman
23. The Moth In The Jar — Jim Ody
24. Jimmy Jimmy — Steven Dunne
25. Be Careful What You Wish For — Peter Best
26. My Own Eggsecutioner — Tess Makovesky
27. One Last Job — Alex Walters
28. A Stranger’s Eyes — Paul Gitsham
29. Dangerous Actions — M.A.Comley
30. Captive — Stephen Edger
31. Left Behind — Nick Jackson
32. Horror — Roz White
33. Mary and Joseph — David Evans
34. Love You To Death — Lucy V Hay
35. Fastball — Alex Shaw
36. The Retreat — Jane E. James
37. Out of Retirement — Mark L. Fowler
38. Don’t go to Marsh Town, Johnny Ray! — Charlie Flowers & Hannah Haq
39. Everything Comes — B.A. Steadman