After enduring forty-five years of a marriage that was, at best, like wading through treacle, Oliver Beacock Robinson eventually had enough and smothered his wife with the beige corduroy cushion that he’d accidentally burned with a cigarette two fraught days before. Oliver had been, for most of his life, a temperate man and he hadContinue reading “THE TUT BY PAUL D. BRAZILL”

I’m Interviewed By Chris Rhatigan

Chris Rhatigan interviews me over at the All Due Respect blog: ‘Paul D. Brazill is one of the most entertaining and original voices in the independent crime fiction community. I recently spoke with him about Last Year’s Man, his latest book through All Due Respect about ageing hit man Tommy Bennett. — When I first learned aboutContinue reading “I’m Interviewed By Chris Rhatigan”

Short, Sharp Interview: Richard Prosch

PDB: What’s going on? I live in the country, so every season brings a new slate of activity. Between checking fences for winter and bringing in wood for the furnace, I’m working on the third story in my Dan Spalding crime series. PDB: Do you listen to music when you work? I do, but can’tContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Richard Prosch”

A Story For Sunday: The Long Drop by Jake Hinkson

‘Two days ago, I woke up with my face buried in the green industrial carpet of a hotel room. I was still in my police uniform, but my mask was crooked and my black cape was wrapped around my throat. When I pushed myself up, my head slopped around like a goldfish bowl. Taking aContinue reading “A Story For Sunday: The Long Drop by Jake Hinkson”

Recommended Read: Wake Up, Time To Die by Chris Rhatigan

Wake Up, Time To Die by Chris Rhatigan is a corkscrewed collection of 12 darkly comic short stories that masterfully mixes the mundane with the bizarre. There are lives of quiet desperation, small time crooks, wanna – be hit men, a heroic Bruce Springsteen, a vengeful Furby and more. Wake Up, Time To Die  – publishedContinue reading “Recommended Read: Wake Up, Time To Die by Chris Rhatigan”

The Tut is at Tales To Terrify

My yarn THE TUT is currently over at the horror podcast TALES TO TERRIFY. Tales To Terrify 168 Dunham Brazill Hemphill The full line-up is: Coming Up: Good Evening: 00:37 T. Fox Dunham’s The Missing Ingredient: 02:22 Paul D Brazill’s The Tut: 11:56 JC Hemphill’s Cheating the Shroud: 19:38 Pleasant Dreams: 33:06 Check it out!

A Story For Sunday: Last Exit by Chris Leek

Chris Leek’s Last Exit is classic hardboiled stuff over at BEAT TO A PULP. People say life begins at forty. It doesn’t. The fact is it’s been going on all the while, only you’ve been too busy to notice; forty is just the age when you start to worry about how much of it youContinue reading “A Story For Sunday: Last Exit by Chris Leek”

Recommended Read: The Big Ugly by Jake Hinkson

The Big Ugly by Jake Hinkson tells the story of an ex-con fresh out of the slammer and is like a master class in 21st century hardboiled crime fiction. Classic  and fresh at the same time. Great stuff. Here’s the blurb: ‘Ellie Bennett is an ex-corrections officer who has just served a year inside EastgateContinue reading “Recommended Read: The Big Ugly by Jake Hinkson”

Halloween Read: 3 Shots Of The Dark Stuff

Since it’s Halloween, here’s a drabble and some micro/ flash fiction for your delectation … Swamplands Elvis awoke in a cold, dank sweat, hungover from bourbon and bad dreams. The nightmares had consisted of him being hunted through a swamp by the murderous spectre of Jesse, his stillborn twin. His pounding heartbeat seemed to echoContinue reading “Halloween Read: 3 Shots Of The Dark Stuff”