First published by Byker Books and now published by Near To The Knuckle, One Day In The Life Of Jason Dean is a gem. Jason is a debt collector and gangster’s enforcer who loves Shostakovitch, poetry and his little girl. He awakes at the break of a harsh day next to a wife who hatesContinue reading “Recommended Read: One Day In The Life Of Jason Dean by Ian Ayris”
Well, you know what they say: ‘When a one armed man chops down a tree in the forest, a butterfly claps’. No, really. The thing is, everything is connected, it really is. And Kevin Bacon is only six friends away from you, even though he isn’t on Facebook. Anyway, it was a while back. I’dContinue reading “How I Wrote … Guns Of Brixton!”
As you may well know, last year my comic crime novella GUNS OF BRIXTON was published as an eBook by the great BYKER BOOKS – as part of their Best Of British series- and did pretty well, in the UK at least. And I am more than somewhat chuffed to announce that I have recentlyContinue reading “Guns Of Brixton: Update”
Bio: Eileen Wharton is a mother, a writer and a teacher. She lives on a council estate and has a phobia of tinned tuna. You can find her on Facebook at EileenWharton-writer or Twitter @Wharton Eileen. Her first novel is called SHIT HAPPENS and is published by Byker Books and available on Amazon. It’s cheap as chips. SheContinue reading “Eileen Wharton Is Down Brit Grit Alley”
When I decided to write a faux London gangster story, it seemed the sensible thing to take a title from a song by The Clash, that most London of all London bands – even though only one of them was actually born ‘dahn The Smoke.’ And I had plenty of cracking titles to choose fromContinue reading “Why Guns Of Brixton?”
This week at Out Of The Gutter Online: Brit Grit Alley, I have a great guest column from Julie Morrigan. Julie Morrigan is the author of five short story collections, three novels and, most recently, novella-length Brit Grit story, Cutter’s Deal, published by Byker Books. Here you go!
Over at Tony Black’s Pulp Pusher, I chat to Julie Morrigan about Cutter’s Deal and she talks to me about Guns Of Brixton.
… is up at Out Of The Gutter online with news from Byker Books, Adrian McKinty, Caffeine Nights and more. Here.
If you pop over to the CRIME CITY CENTRAL podcast, you can catch a short excerpt from my forthcoming novella GUNS OF BRIXTON. There are plenty of tasty stories in the archives too, including my werewolf/ PI story DRUNK ON THE MOON. And I interviewed Cher Eaves from CRIME CITY CENTRAL here.
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”
America may well be the official home of pulp and noir but the United Kingdom, long perceived as the land of tame Dame Agatha style cozies and stuck-up, Latin quoting police detectives, also has a grubby underbelly which has produced plenty of gritty crime writing. And there is a new wave of Brit GritContinue reading “What The Hell Is Brit Grit ?”
PDB: Can you pitch 18 DAYS in 25 words or less? A dark journey into one man’s mind as he struggles to cope with a horrific tragedy in his personal life. Not for the faint-hearted. PDB: Which books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? I enjoyed the latest Irvine Welsh book, Skagboys.Continue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Allan Miles”
PDB: Can you pitch ‘Gleams of a Remoter World’ in 25 words or less? FG: ‘Gleams of a Remoter World’ by Fiona Glass, out now from Riptide Publishing. “Serving ghosts with the Guinness” – a haunting, bittersweet paranormal mystery set on the remote Irish coast and oozing with ghosts, intrigue and forbidden love. PDB: WhichContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Fiona Glass”
PDB: Can you pitch your latest publication, “Bang Bang You’re Dead”, in 25 words or less? NQ: It’s about the decisions a young man makes when he’s released from prison. Some are easier made when you have a gun in your pocket… PDB: Which books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? NQ:Continue reading “SHORT, SHARP INTERVIEW: NICK QUANTRILL”