Recommended Read: My Kind Of Justice by Col Bury

Jack Striker is former teenage hoodlum turned cop who is called in to investigate a murder, which he eventually considers to be the work of a vigilante killer. Col Bury’s My Kind Of Justice is a fantastic blend of social realism and gripping thriller action. There are some great characters – Bardsley is a favourite,…

Who’s That Down Brit Grit Alley?

In my latest BRIT GRIT ALLEY column, at OUT OF THE GUTTER ONLINE, I give a round-up of some recent Brit Grit publications from the likes of Col Bury, Sarah Ward, Matt Hilton and more. CHECK IT OUT!

Short, Sharp Interview: Col Bury

PDB: What’s going on now? CB: At long last, my debut crime novel MY KIND OF JUSTICE has just been released by Caffeine Nights Publishing. So it’s signings, interviews (at all the best blogs!) and then back to the sequel, plus a few other bit ‘n’ bobs I’m working on. PDB: How did you research…

A Story For Sunday: The Writing On The Wall by Col Bury

‘Sarah Brinkley was too timid for the Job and soon realised it wasn’t for her.  To be honest, deep down she had known all along.  She’d learned quickly that working Moss Side and Longsight certainly wasn’t for the faint-hearted.  Anyway, they’d frozen her pay, and upped the retirement age and her pension contributions, so there…

Col Bury Is Down Brit Grit Alley

Col Bury is my latest guest columnist over at Out Of The Gutter Online’s Brit Grit Alley, where he talks about the long and winding road that led to his recent contract with Caffeine Nights Publishing. Check it out!

Recommended Reads. June 2013

Richard Godwin – One Lost Summer Richard Godwin’s masterful One Lost Summer is a sweltering, intense noir set amongst London’s rich and powerful.  A claustrophobic, psychological study of obsession and loss, voyeurism and sex, with echoes of Simenon, Highsmith and Hitchcock. Col Bury – The Cops Of Manchester Another hard-hitting and realistic collection of flash…

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: COL BURY

PDB: Can you pitch your latest publication/ project in 25 words or less? CB: eBook, Manchester 6, contains six gritty crime stories (plus ‘bonus material’), and oozes dark wit, with more twists and turns than a snake on speed.    PDB: Which books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently?  CB: My free time…

SHORT, SHARP INTERVIEW: COL BURY

Crime writer and Thrillers Killers n Chillers editor Col Bury is a Manchester City supporter, so he knows all about the harsh side of life. However, he recently signed with New York agent Nat Sobel -Richard Russo, Hilary Davidson, James Ellroy– and is on the up and up. We had a natter. PDB- Is Manchester…