Col’s Criminal Library reviews A Case Of Noir

A Case Of Noir

And says:

‘A fantastic set, enjoyable enough on their own but collectively the sum is much greater than the individual parts’


Crime Book of the Year – The Alternative

Death On A Hot Afternoon by Paul D. BrazillOver at McVoices – the Scottish writing website –Fiona Johnson says:

Who would you nominate for the ‘Alternative’ Crime book of the year – somebody not yet well known, needn’t be Scottish.

I’ll start the ball rolling with Paul D. Brazill and his Luke Case series, RED ESPERANTO, DEATH ON A HOT AFTERNOON and THE KELLY AFFAIR.

Which is very nice indeed!

Pop over here and read the full article.


My most recent novelette, Death On A Hot Afternoon, has now been translated into Italian by those smart folk at Atlantis.

Morte A Madrid has a spanking new cover, tailored made for the Italian market, and you can get it here along with Rosso Esperanto and the English versions.

Or from Amazon.

Red Esperanto and Death On A Hot Afternoon are both now a pound/ dollar

Red/ Rosso EsperantoRed Esperanto and Death On A Hot Afternoon, written by Paul D. Brazill and published by Atlantis, are part of a series of noir novelettes that are set in various cities around the world. (Also available translated into Italian.)

Red Esperanto: Warsaw.

In snow smothered Warsaw, boozy English hack Luke Case  encounters Jolanta, a beautiful young woman with a gangster husband.

Death On A Hot Afternoon: Madrid.

After the brutal events in Red Esperanto, Luke Case escapes Warsaw and heads off  to the heat of Madrid where he  meets a mysterious torch singer and an agreeing journalist with a violent past.

More Luke Case novelettes are coming soon …

What the reviewers say: death on a hot afternoon

‘Red Esperanto practically drips in the alcoholic sweat of the journalist Luke Case.’

‘Highly recommended for those of us who love to walk in the shadows and drink with the lost and dispossessed.’

‘Brazill will have you alternately wincing and laughing as you follow Case’s shambling wreck.’

‘A terrific short story and highly recommended.’

‘It’s a lovely and controlled bit of storytelling. It’s a fast, tight read – in and out and no messing about. Highly recommended.’

Luke Case Gets Some BiLingual Love Action!

Over at SEA MINOR, Nigel Bird takes a look at my Warsaw set novelette Red Esperanto and says:Rosso Esperanto

Red Esperanto  … practically drips in the alcoholic sweat of the journalist Luke Case, not to mention some of his other bodily fluids. ‘

Meanwhile, over in  Italy, LIBERI DI SCRIVERE have a gander at Red Esperanto‘s Italian translation, Rosso Esperanto.

They say:

‘Luke Case è un bel personaggio, ben caratterizzato, dotato di un’ aura dannata e romantica ma fondamentalmente simpatico che ritroveremo in altri 4 racconti della collana Atlantis.’

Which I’ve been told is also very nice!

There is more from Luke Case in my Madrid set novelette Death On A Hot Afternoon.

And it gets a great review from Kate Laity at  A KNIFE AND A QUILL.

She says:

‘I’m a sucker for Brazill’s singularly laconic style and his hapless heroes — or is it too grand to call them heroes? Main characters? Saps? No, they’re seldom suckers — just not particularly well prepared, thoughtful or lucky.’

Thanks to all of the reviewers!

And more … Red Esperanto is currently number THREE is the Predators & Editors Short Story Poll.