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 flashContinue reading “Recommended Reads. June 2013”

Short, Sharp Interview: Darren Sant of Near To The Knuckle

PDB: What the hell is Gloves Off? Gloves Off is the first anthology of the Near To The Knuckle website. As you can see by the URL we like to confuse and challenge our readers… For those that don’t know the site it is the darker of crime fiction with occasionally others genres thrownContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Darren Sant of Near To The Knuckle”

Out Now ! ! ! Gloves Off ! ! !

Near To The Knuckle presents “Gloves Off”. “Gloves Off” is a collection of dark stories from the cream of the literary crop. These stories have one thing in common: they will come at you, all guns blazing. There’s a story lurking down every dark alley. Just when your back is turned a plot-twist is readyContinue reading “Out Now ! ! ! Gloves Off ! ! !”

Coming Soon: GLOVES OFF!

So, this is Steven Miscandlon‘s well tasty cover for GLOVES OFF, the forthcoming anthology from Darren Sant and Craig Douglas, the people behind the NEAR TO THE KNUCKLE ezine . There’s more information about the anthology over at my latest Brit Grit Alley column at Out Of The Gutter online, where you’ll also find aContinue reading “Coming Soon: GLOVES OFF!”

Brit Grit Alley Guest Columnists

Over the next few weeks I’ll be hosting a handful of  carefully selected guest columnists over at Out Of The Gutter Online’s Brit Grit Alley. Last week, Nigel Bird had a gander at the BBC’s new series, Ripper Streer. This week,  Richard Godwin is down Brit Grit Alley talking about Finance and Criminal Profit. AndContinue reading “Brit Grit Alley Guest Columnists”

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 GritContinue reading “What The Hell Is Brit Grit ?”


PDB: Can you pitch your latest publication/ project in 25 words or less? Tales From The Longcroft Estate published by Byker Books is filled with wit, grit and characters who take no sh*t! PDB: Which books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently?  I’ve always been a closet sci-fi fan so the animeContinue reading “SHORT, SHARP INTERVIEW: DARREN SANT”

Guest Blog: Bloggers Anonymous and The Origins of Old Seth by Darren Sant

I stood before the Doc. Nervously I shuffled from foot to foot. He eyes me with worryingly hungry eyes. It was only after I had stripped and he had inserted the rectal thermometer that I realised he hadn’t yet asked me what the problem was. So I explained all about my blogging addiction to DoctorContinue reading “Guest Blog: Bloggers Anonymous and The Origins of Old Seth by Darren Sant”