‘How I Fell in Love with a Gangster is a 2022 Polish film directed by Maciej Kawulski, written by Krzysztof Gureczny and Maciej Kawulski and starring Tomasz Wlosok, Aleks Kurdzielewicz and Antoni Królikowski.’
SHOTS IN THE DARK BY PAUL D. BRAZILL Crime fiction is easily and readily sliced up into sub-genres, especially these days. We have the cozy, the murder- mystery, the detective story, the police procedural, the hardboiled. Or the social realism of Brit Grit, which wears its dark heart on its blood-stained sleeve like a call toContinue reading “SHOTS IN THE DARK BY PAUL D. BRAZILL”
Warsaw Moon: Part One The night had crept up almost imperceptibly and smothered the granite coloured day with darkness. The winter moon hung fat and gibbous as Tomasz blasted Ricardo’s brains across the ground and produced a more than passable Rorschach test; the splashes of blood black in the stark moonlight. A murder of crowsContinue reading “WARSAW MOON BY PAUL D. BRAZILL”
‘As you read these stories remember gentle reader: life and luck can turn on a dime. All of the foundations of your life can crumble in an instant. While you think about that, enjoy this collection of pulp, noir and horror stories about luck and all the misfortune and mishaps it has in store forContinue reading “OUT NOW! Born Under A Bad Sign: Stories of Bad Luck”
As part of the UK Crime Book Club’s Crime Fest 2021, Samantha Brownley spoke to Caimh McDonnell, Wendy H Jones and even me! Big thanks to Caroline Maston for inviting me!
Recommended Reads: Black Summer & The Curator by M W Craven A few SPOILER FREE words about these marvellous books. With his excellent novel The Puppet Show, M W Craven introduced us to the mismatched-team of rough n’ tumble cop Washington Poe and eccentric computer genius Tilly Bradshaw. In Black Summer and The Curator, PoeContinue reading “Recommended Reads: Black Summer & The Curator by M W Craven”
From Wikipedia: The Hustler is a 1961 American CinemaScope drama film directed by Robert Rossen from Walter Tevis‘s 1959 novel of the same name, adapted for the screen by Rossen and Sidney Carroll. It tells the story of small-time pool hustler “Fast” Eddie Felson and his desire to break into the “major league” of professional hustling and high-stakes wagering by high-rollers that follows it. He throwsContinue reading “A Film For Friday: The Hustler”
“You’re born, you take shit. You get out in the world, you take more shit. You climb a little higher, you take less shit. Till one day you’re up in the rarefied atmosphere and you’ve forgotten what shit even looks like. Welcome to the layer cake, son.” – Eddie Temple, Layer Cake. The 1980s was the loadsamoney decade. TheContinue reading “Recommended Read: Layer Cake by JJ Connolly”
Seven strangers head off on an all-expenses- paid trip to a luxurious private island to take part in a mysterious test. All of those strangers have dark secrets that are revealed throughout the course of the trip. I really don’t want to say anymore, to avoid spoilers but Susi Holliday’s The Last Resort really isContinue reading “Recommended Read: The Last Resort by Susi Holliday”
British private detective Joe Geraghty is holed up in Amsterdam, laying low from the trials and tribulations of his life in Hull. After missing a phone call from his former business partner Don Ridley, he later finds out that Don is dead. Geraghty returns to Hull for Don’s funeral and is soon embroiled in anContinue reading “Recommended Read: Sound Of The Sinners by Nick Quantrill”
A criminal gang sets out to pull off the heist of a large army payroll.
New from All Due Respect … MAN OF THE WORLD by Paul D. Brazill Publication Date: April 17, 2020 Buy the trade paperback from the Down & Out Bookstore and receive a FREE digital download of the book! Also available from the following retailers … Print: Amazon — Amazon UK — Barnes & Noble — IndieBoundContinue reading “New from All Due Respect: Man of the World by Paul D. Brazill”
Would you Adam and Eve it, Guns of Brixton and Cold London Blues are brown bread! Well, not quite … My comic crime capers Guns of Brixton and Cold London Blues were published by Caffeine Nights Publishing in 2014 and 2016 respectively. And they received a hell of a lot of positive feedback, particularly GunsContinue reading “Update: Guns Of Brixton and Cold London Blues”