Graham Wynd Reviews Last Year’s Man

And says: ‘From blood-soaked shenanigans to effortlessly clever banter, there’s everything you’d expect and more. The motif of the hitman haunted by his past gets a fresh angle as disgraced Tommy Bennett returns to Seatown, the northern coastal city where his past awaits him. A wild mix of musical and pop culture references come atContinue reading “Graham Wynd Reviews Last Year’s Man”

Pre-order Last Year’s Man

LAST YEAR’S MAN by Paul D. Brazill  PRE-ORDER NOW! Available 06/22/2018. LAST YEAR’S MAN by Paul D. Brazill — Published by All Due Respect, an imprint of Down & Out Books (June 2018). eBook Formats — SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICING: $2.99 Description A troubled, ageing hit man leaves London and returns to his hometown in theContinue reading “Pre-order Last Year’s Man”

Eric Beetner reviews Guns Of Brixton

Over at, Eric Beetner says: ‘Short and to the point like a sharp stick to the eyeball. This one is aggressively British. All the slang, nicknames and pubs you’d expect from a book that reads like a late night, back alley hook up between the screenplays for Pulp Fiction and Lock, Stock And 2Continue reading “Eric Beetner reviews Guns Of Brixton”

A Story For Sunday: A Twist Of Noir by Eric Beetner

Christopher Grant‘s late great A Twist Of Noir was one of the first places to publish my yarns, and was the home to writing from all sorts of top crime crime writers. Including Eric Beetner who went all capricious when he came up with this: ‘Keith and Jake were two of the sorriest excuses forContinue reading “A Story For Sunday: A Twist Of Noir by Eric Beetner”

How I Wrote … Guns Of Brixton!

Well, you know what they say: ‘When a one armed man chops down a tree in the forest, a butterfly claps’. No, really. The thing is, everything is connected, it really is. And Kevin Bacon is only six friends away from you, even though he isn’t on Facebook. Anyway, it was a while back. I’dContinue reading “How I Wrote … Guns Of Brixton!”

The Bucket List at All Due Respect

I’m more than somewhat chuffed that my story The Bucket List will be included in the upcoming debut issue of  All Due Respect magazine. The full line up is: Chris F. Holm Paul D. Brazill Walter Conley Travis Richardson Renee Pickup Todd Robinson Mike Miner With a great pulp cover from Eric Beetner. All DueContinue reading “The Bucket List at All Due Respect”

Updates, News, Cobblers and More.

Gumshoe has been getting some very nice reviews on both sides of the Atlantic and this week I did a guest blog at Do Some Damage talking about its influences- Quentin Crisp, Albert Finny and more. Just Like The Movies is here. The very splendid American noir writer Eric Beetner recently did a post aboutContinue reading “Updates, News, Cobblers and More.”

Short, Sharp Interview: Eric Beetner.

PDB: Can you pitch The Devil Doesn’t Want Me in 25 words or less? The Devil Doesn’t Want Me: An aging hit man goes on the run with an unexpected guest after he decides he doesn’t want to kill anymore. PDB: Which books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? I’m mad IContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Eric Beetner.”

Recommended Read: ONE TOO MANY BLOWS TO THE HEAD By JB Kohl and Eric Beetner

  ‘Kansas City, 1939. Boxing, revenge, murder, alcoholism, redemption, homicide investigating, underground dog fighting, fight fixing, prostitution.’   Something for everyone there, eh?   I’ve been a big fan of Eric Beetners writing for over a year now and have been looking forward to this book since it was first announced.   Eric wrote thisContinue reading “Recommended Read: ONE TOO MANY BLOWS TO THE HEAD By JB Kohl and Eric Beetner”