Pre- Order A Time For Violence: Stories with an Edge

A Time For Violence: Stories with an Edge by Max Collins (Author), Joe Lansdale (Author), Richard Chizmar (Author), John Russo (Author), Richard Matheson (Author), Bev Vincent (Author), Stewart O’Nan (Author), Craig Douglas (Illustrator), Andy Rausch (Editor), Chris Roy (Editor) and many more, including me!  

Short, Sharp Interview: Paul Heatley

PDB: What’s going on?   Nothing much, I’m just coming off a chest infection so I’m taking my time with most things as I get breathless very easily. Other than that, it’s same old, same old. Plugging away, writing, reading – the usual.   PDB: Do you listen to music when you work?   Sometimes,…

Graham Wynd Reviews Small Time Crimes

And Graham says: ‘Raymond Chandler advised struggling writers, “When in doubt…have a man come through a door with a gun in his hand” and the story would work itself out. I’d say the Brazill corollary is, ‘When in doubt have a man head to a pub.’ While many of his characters try to reform their ways both bibulous…

Small Time Crimes Cover Reveal

The Dorset Book Detective  has revealed the cover of my forthcoming Near To The Knuckle  story collection, Small Time Crimes. And here it is! ‘Hit-men, con men, jewel thieves, career criminals, killers, crooks and cannibals. They all congregate between the pages of Paul D. Brazill’s Small Time Crimes- a brutal and blackly comic collection of…

Guest Blog: What Goes On by Richard Godwin

Well well here we are again, at Paul’s gaff, I have been a busy boy, and that’s an understatement. WHAT’S NEW: I have my Noir sampler, Noir Candy out NOW with Down and Out Books, and for your personal delectation, here’s the pitch: Noir Candy is a genre shifting candy shop of noir, the hybrid…

Big City Blues is out NOW!

British coppers, an American private eye, London gangsters, international spies, and a serial killer known as The Black Crow all collide violently and hilariously in Big City Blues, another fast-moving and funny slice of Brit Grit from Paul D. Brazill. Published by NEAR TO THE KNUCKLE.  Available from Amazon.co.uk as an eBook or a paperback. You…

Out NOW! Close To The Boneyard

Includes my yarn Killing Mr Cornflakes and MORE! ‘Close To The Boneyard: A Near To The Knuckle Anthology.  From the archives of the online fiction site, Near To The Knuckle. We have picked thirty tales that featured on the site. We have writers from across the globe. You won’t be disappointed with award winning authors…

Short, Sharp Interview: Aidan Thorn

PDB:  What’s the SP on Urban Decay? Urban Decay is a book I’m very proud of. It’s a bunch of short stories, that are about more than just crime, it’s about people. It is largely a crime collection, but I hope people take more from it than that, at the heart of every story are characters…

Route 66 And All That is Reviewed at Dark Musings

The ROGUE anthology is reviewed by Anthony Watson at DARK MUSINGS. Here’s what he has to say about my yarn: ‘There’s politics too – though in a subtle, tangential way and even some humour – though of the darkest variety. The latter is most evident in Paul D Brazill’s Route 66 and All That which…

Out Now! Near To The Knuckle presents Rogue: The second anthology

Includes my yarn ‘Route 66 And All That.’ The blurb: ‘You find yourself on the wrong side of town. It’s late and your only option is to walk down a narrow pitch-black alley. Your heart is pounding. You’re sure that you can hear footsteps, but there’s no one in sight. The sound of soft feet…

Short, Sharp Interview: T. Maxim Simmler

PDB: What’s going on now? TMS: I’m giving a story for Near To The Knuckle’s ROGUE anthology a polish, and then I have three weeks to finish “Noon at Midnight”, a short crime novella supposed to be out in February. PDB: How did you research this book? TMS: “Noon at Midnight” is loosely based on…