My New Brit Grit Alley column is live.

Over at Out Of The Gutter Online my new Brit Grit Alley column is live with Brit Grit crime fiction news regarding Byker Books, Near To the Knuckle and more! Check it out! 

How I Wrote … Guns Of Brixton!

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’d…

Guns Of Brixton: Update

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 recently…

Eileen Wharton Is Down Brit Grit Alley

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. She…

Why Guns Of Brixton?

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 from…

Julie Morrigan is the guest columnist down Brit Grit Alley

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!

AN EXCERPT FROM GUNS OF BRIXTON AT CRIME CITY CENTRAL

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.

News, Updates etc

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 city…

What The Hell Is Brit Grit ?

  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 Grit…

Short, Sharp Interview: Allan Miles

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….

Short, Sharp Interview: Fiona Glass

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: Which…