When I was ready to take over Italy …
‘Paul D. Brazill’s world here is one of peroxide Berliner blondes wearing PVC raincoats with blood red lipstick smeared across their lips. Barbarous gangsters and shyster scam artists, drunken literary agents and pop producers shelter in cities ruined by war and Vodka, drenched by decadence, spent of hope, driven by desire.’ Read the rest of the topContinue reading “James A. Newman Reviews A Case Of Noir”
Luke Case, the story so far …
‘ The bookshop was jam-packed and stuffy. The wine and conversation were overflowing in equal measure. Keith Jarrett’s ‘Standards’ played numbly in the background as a veritable cornucopia of crime fiction writers of various levels of success held court in different parts of the room, shuffling nervously behind tables cluttered with copies of their latestContinue reading “CLIP: A Case Of Noir by Paul D. Brazill”
In Noir City, Richard Godwin unflinchingly and masterfully digs beneath the surface of London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Dusseldorf, and the cities’ recalcitrant denizens, as he follows the trail of sociopath gigolo Paris Tongue deeper and deeper into the darkness. Beautiful prose and a claustrophobic sense of dread make Richard Godwin’s Noir City a lyrical hybridContinue reading “Recommended Read: Noir City by Richard Godwin”
I interview Richard Godwin at Out Of The Gutter Online’s Brit Grit Alley. We chat about his new novel, Noir City, book translations and more! Check it out!
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 inContinue reading “A Case Of Noir by Paul D. Brazill is Out Now!”
My Toulouse set noir short story THE BIG RAIN is up at the various Amazon‘s of the world. Here’s the skinny: Luke Case is back! In stormy Toulouse, Luke encounters a blast from the past that is positively seismic. The Luke Case series is as noir as you would expect from International Thriller Writer’s memberContinue reading “The Big Rain at Amazon.”
I have a Quick Fire interview with Richard Godwin over at The Slaughterhouse. Here.
Red Esperanto: Warsaw. In snow smothered Warsaw, boozy English hack Luke Case encounters Jolanta, a beautiful young woman with a gangster husband. Death On A Hot Afternoon: Madrid. After the brutal events in Red Esperanto, Luke Case escapes Warsaw and heads off to the heat of Madrid where he meets a mysterious torch singer and an agingContinue reading “Out now! ! ! The Big Rain by Paul D. Brazill.”
I’m more than somewhat chuffed to announce that my Warsaw set noir story Red Esperanto (which was translated into Italian as Rosso Esperanto) has been chosen for inclusion next year’s Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime, number 11 in the series. This will be my third appearance in one of the Mammoth’s – Guns OfContinue reading “Red Esperanto in The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime”
PDB: Could you tell us something about One Lost Summer? One Lost Summer is very much a summer novel; it is also in many ways a Noir novel. Rex Allen loves star quality in women. He moves into a new house in a heat wave with few possessions apart from two photographs of his deadContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Richard Godwin”
So, what’s going on? Well, both of the noir novelettes that I wrote for the Italian publisher Atlantis are now available from Amazon. In English and Italian. You can get Red Esperanto and Death On A Hot Afternoon here. I’ve recently finished a third story in the series. This is set in the Spanish cityContinue reading “News, Updates etc”
My most recent novelette, Death On A Hot Afternoon, has now been translated into Italian by those smart folk at Atlantis. Morte A Madrid has a spanking new cover, tailored made for the Italian market, and you can get it here along with Rosso Esperanto and the English versions. Or from Amazon.