Grab Exiles: An Outsider Anthology for only 99p/ 99c!

To celebrate the latest ALIBI  noir festival in Slovenia, EXILES: AN OUTSIDER ANTHOLOGY is currently only 99c / 99p! A powerful Noir short story collection edited by the Bukowski of Noir, Paul D. Brazill. Exiles features 26 outsiders-themed stories by some of the greatest crime and noir writers, K. A. Laity, Chris Rhatigan, Steven Porter,…

R I P Colin Graham

Just yesterday, I found out by accident – via his Facebook page- that my friend Colin Graham had died suddenly. To say it was a shock is an understatement. I knew Colin when I lived in Warsaw and many a good drinking session and chinwags with him. At the time he was doing a lot…

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…

True Brit Grit

True Brit Grit is out now! “The BRIT GRIT mob is coming to kick down your door with hobnailed boots. Kitchen-sink noir; petty-thief-louts; lives of quiet desperation; sharp, blood-stained slices of life; booze-sodden brawls from the bottom of the barrel and comedy that’s as black as it’s bitter—this is BRIT GRIT!” 45 British writers, 45…

BOOZE, SLEAZE AND KEBABS IN WARSAW

Some of you may know that I lived in Warsaw, Poland for a few years.One of my neighbours and regular drinking partners was the writer COLIN GRAHAM.Well, if you pop over to Colin’s blog you’ll find a cracking article about the area we, er, haunted. Its here.

True Brit Grit Guest Blog: Teenage Kicks by Colin Graham

      “It’s gonna kick off in here tonight, no fucking two ways about it,” the mohican said to his spiky-haired mate. ‘We’re just gonna have to have the cunts.” “Too fucking right,” his friend replied. They were standing side-by-side at the urinals while I was at the sink splashing water onto my face….

Stories For Sunday: Walker, Graham & Vaughn

Three corkers this week. Carrying by Stephen Walker. Stephen Walker is a writer who first came to my attention thanks to his excellent and addictive Steve Does Comics blog . Well, he’s just published a load of ebooks and judging by Carrying he’s someone well worth checking out if your a fan of paranormal/ urban…