Short, Sharp Interview: Paul Heatley

PDB: What’s going on?   Nothing much, I’m just coming off a chest infection so I’m taking my time with most things as I get breathless very easily. Other than that, it’s same old, same old. Plugging away, writing, reading – the usual.   PDB: Do you listen to music when you work?   Sometimes,Continue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Paul Heatley”

An Interview And A Few Tidy Reviews For Last Year’s Man.

There’s a lot of it about … Over at TOE SIX PRESS,  Sandra Ruttan asks me about Last Year’s Man and she reviews it too! She says: ‘I love an author who can engage me and surprise me and give me a complicated protagonist to root for. If you do too, you’ll find Last Year’s Man toContinue reading “An Interview And A Few Tidy Reviews For Last Year’s Man.”

Updates, News Etc

There’s a lot of it about. First up, the paperback of TOO MANY CROOKS is out now! You can grab it at BARNES&NOBLE, AMAZON, and a few other places, I’m sure, Also, the paperback of COLD LONDON BLUES is now available from Amazon.com  A CASE OF NOIR will soon be given a reboot from thoseContinue reading “Updates, News Etc”

Have A Brit Grit Christmas!

I asked a bunch of Brit Grit writers about their favourite Christmas book, film and song, and this is what they said: Martina Cole: Well my favourite Christmas book has to be John Updike and Edward Gorey’s ‘The Twelve Terrors of Christmas.’ Film has to be Lon Chaney as The Wolfman. I love old horrorsContinue reading “Have A Brit Grit Christmas!”

Richard Godwin is down Brit Grit Alley

Over at OUT OF THE GUTTER ONLINE, there’s a great guest BRIT GRIT ALLEY column from crime writer RICHARD GODWIN where he talks about publishing: ‘Publishing really is in a state of flux, with the rise and rise of Amazon and it still seems many publishers do not know what they are doing and behave withContinue reading “Richard Godwin is down Brit Grit Alley”

I’m Flashing Down Brit Grit Alley

In my latest Brit Grit Alley column, I’ve posted one of my earliest flash fiction yarns: ‘The Sharpest Tools In The Box by Paul D. Brazill “It’s friggin obvious, Browny”, said Kenny. Kenny Cokehead was waving his arms around like a windmill. In his hands he had a couple of CDs that he’d found inContinue reading “I’m Flashing Down Brit Grit Alley”

Guest Blog: Life and the City by David Siddall

Liverpool: one of the world’s great cities, second city of the empire, and gateway to America. What is it about Liverpool that gets under the skin and into the blood? I am not a native. My home town lies twenty miles to the south. A quiet town and a semi-rural existence. So when I movedContinue reading “Guest Blog: Life and the City by David Siddall”