Recommended Read: Still Bleeding by Steve Mosby

‘Death has ripples’ ‘Death is contagious’ Sarah is only a young a child when her father talks to her about death and she is haunted by its spectre all her life. In fact, Sarah is not the only one of the characters in Steve Mosby’s brilliant Still Bleeding to have felt death’s ripples. Her close friend Alex Connor,…

Recommended Read: Czech M8 by Frank Westworth

JJ Stoner is a guitar-playing, Harley Davidson-riding contract killer who works for the shadier side of the British secret service. When his boss asks him to head off to Russia on a mission, and a friend asks him to kill an African despot, Stoner’s world gets even murkier than usual. Frank Westworth’s Czech M8 is…

Dee Arr reviews Gumshoe Blues

Over at Amazon.com, broadcaster Dee Arr gives Gumshoe Blues a HELL of a good FIVE STAR review: ‘Dark, Humorous, Liquor-Drenched: Just a Stroll Through Seatown Welcome to a place where ethics and loyalty might rely on who bought the last round. Peter Ord is our detective/tour guide, and we are treated to an intimate peek…

A Few More Top Reviews For Gumshoe Blues

Well, GUMSHOE BLUES: THE PETER ORD YARNS continues to garner some well tasty reviews. At THE HAUNTED PEN, David Burnham says: ‘Brazill’s descriptive work shines as he paints a written image of the colorful, memorable characters and places Ord encounters – pubs, bars, strip joints, cemeteries, and caravan sites to list just a few. I…

Recommended Read:Welcome To HolyHell by Math Bird

It’s 1976, and Britain is in the grip of an unbearable heatwave when Bowen leaves London to return to his home town in northeast Wales. As events spiral out of Bowen’s control, his old partner Nash follows his trail. Meanwhile, young Jay finds a briefcase stuffed with cash. Math Bird’s Welcome To HolyHell is just…

Recommended Read: GBH by Ted Lewis

Ted Lewis is probably best known for his 1970 novel Jack’s Return Home and/or its subsequent film versions – Get Carter (1971) starring Michael Caine, Hit Man starring Bernie Casey (1972), and Get Carter (2000) starring Sylvester Stallone. GBH was Lewis’ final novel – published in 1980- and it’s pretty damned fantastic. The book’s title…

Recommended Read: Slow Horses by Mick Herron

River Cartwright’s short career in the Intelligence Service is almost down the Swanee due to a major screw up on his part. Luckily for him, his grandfather is a bit of a big shot in the Service so he is instead banished to the purgatory of Slough House – home to the Service’s flotsam and…

Anger Management at 10th Rule Radio

10th Rule Radio is a branch of 10th Rule Books and ‘is an old school radio serial featuring bad ass pulp fiction that skips the boring parts. Each episode is a a chapter featuring some cool horror, sci-fi, crime fiction or some combination of the three. Expect both gratuitous violence and possibly inappropriate dark humor.’ I’m…

A Few More Top Reviews for Gumshoe Blues

GUMSHOE BLUES: THE PETER ORD YARNS continues to get the thumbs up from readers. Over at Goodreads, Kevin McNamara says: ‘Another fast read from Paul Brazill, this book is about Seatown PI Peter Ord. Filled with colorful characters and Mr. Brazill’s wonderful wit, these are stories from a seedy town and a new PI who…

Recommended Read: The Not Knowing by Cathi Unsworth

Published in 2005, Cathi Unsworth’s The Not Knowing was her first novel. It is set in London in the early ’90s and what a great slice of London life it is. Diane Kemp is a journalist working for the trendy Lux magazine. When an uber-hip British film director goes missing she is dragged into the…

A Couple of Top Reviews for Gumshoe Blues

Over at Amazon.com, Mark Slade and Beth Fine have given GUMSHOE BLUES 5 STAR REVIEWS, which is very nice indeed. Mark Slade says: ‘One of my favorite crime writers is back and doesnt disappoint! My man, Paul Brazill spins some great crime tales!‘ and Beth Fine says: ‘Paul Brazill succeeds with Gumshoe Blues by keeping…

Recommended Read: Dirty Snow and other stories by Martin Stanley

The Stanton Brothers are back! Martin Stanley’s Teesside based crooks return in this short and brutal collection of cracking capers. DIRTY SNOW is choc-full of scams, violence, guady but authenic characters, razor-sharp dialogue and a great sense of place. If you haven’t read a Stanton Brothers book before, you could do a lot worse than…

Updates! A new interview, a few reviews and a Portrait …

Bits and bobs have been going recently, so I’ll give you a brief update, if you’re that way inclined … I have an interview with Tony Eames up at NFReads … ‘What is/are the real-life story(ies) behind your book(s)? I draw a lot from real-life: actual incidents, people, names. My most recent publication, Gumshoe Blues,…

Gumshoe Blues: The Peter Ord Yarns is OUT NOW!

GUMSHOE BLUES: THE PETER ORD YARNS was published by CLOSE TO THE BONE yesterday, and it’s already picked up a couple of more than decent reviews. Over at THE DARK TIMES, Elgin Bleeker says: ‘Funny and noir are two words not frequently linked. But Paul D. Brazill, master of the comic crime novel and short…