On Saturday 22 September, I took part in the Festiwalu Literatury Wielorzecze in the town of Elbląg here in Poland. Nick Sweeney and I were interviewed by Arco Van Ieperen. Radek Obuchowski translated. Here is a version of that interview that I thought some of you might enjoy. Why did you choose the genre of Crime Fiction for your novels and short stories?Continue reading “My interview with Arco Van Ieperen. “
Marietta Miles’ May takes place on Folly Island in the 1980s and in Shreveport, Louisiana during the 1970s. There’s a storm coming to Folly Island and May Cosby is just hoping to survive it, and any other disaster that might befall her. In the course of this tense and claustrophobic book we find out a lot aboutContinue reading “Recommended Read: May by Marietta Miles”
TRANSAKCJA – NICK SWEENEY (PRZEŁ. ALEKSANDRA GUZIK) ‘Witek Galicki nie mógł tego wieczoru nazwać sukcesem. Kobieta uśmiechnęła się w sposób, który można by wziąć za zachętę, ale Witek zsunął się z niej delikatnie i uniósł rękę w przepraszającym geście. Odwrócił się tyłem i przysiadł na brzegu łóżka. „Nieudana transakcja” pomyślał.’ Read the rest here.
Nolan Kennedy teaches English in Istanbul. One day, Kennedy, the son of an unsuccessful American Beat writer, accidentally finds out that Don Darius, his main boozing partner, has been secretly writing a novel – and a bloody good one it is, too. But Don has already upped sticks to Poland so Keenedy decides to trackContinue reading “Recommended Read: Laikonik Express by Nick Sweeney”
To celebrate the latest ALIBI noir festival in Slovenia, EXILES: AN OUTSIDER ANTHOLOGY is currently only 99c / 99p! A powerful Noir short story collection edited by the Bukowski of Noir, Paul D. Brazill. Exiles features 26 outsiders-themed stories by some of the greatest crime and noir writers, K. A. Laity, Chris Rhatigan, Steven Porter,Continue reading “Grab Exiles: An Outsider Anthology for only 99p/ 99c!”
I have a Quick Fire interview up at Richard Godwin’s Slaughterhouse. I talk about Cold London Blues, living in EXILE and more. HERE!
The Cyprus based writer reviews my recent short story collection. She says: ‘Guns, gangsters, old geezers with grudges and whores without hearts proliferate his pages; luring you in, before taking you down. With twenty mouth-wateringly delicious crime stories to choose from – how could you possibly lose?’ Read the rest here.
The all new version of Exiles: An Outsider Anthology – now published by Artizan– is out now! ‘A powerful short story collection edited by the Bukowski of Noir, Paul D. Brazill. Exiles features 26 outsiders-themed stories by some of the greatest crime and noir writers, K. A. Laity, Chris Rhatigan, Steven Porter, Patti Abbott, RyanContinue reading “Out now! Exiles: An Outsider Anthology”
Heath Lowrance’s Dig Ten Graves is a lethal cocktail of noir, pulp fiction, horror. bizarro and even sci-fi. There are shades of Kafka and Lovecraft, satire and absurdest humour, chills and sadness. Dig Ten Graves is a great taster/ introduction to Heath Lowrance’s writing and is well worth checking out.
In James A. Newman’s The White Flamingo, Detective Joe Dylan investigates the gruesome murder of one of Fun City’s many call girls and quickly realizes that there is a serial killer on the loose in Fun City. The White Flamingo – the third ‘Joe Dylan crime noir book ‘ – is hard-boiled pulp fiction pumpedContinue reading “Recommended Read: The White Flamingo by James A. Newman”
PDB: What’s going on now? Right now I’m suffering that mixture of dread and delight that comes when you publish anything, and which seems so much more severe when that something is a collection of stories you’ve worked on for a number of years. SNAKE FARM, is a book into which I’ve invested a lotContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Gareth Spark”
If you fancy, have a wander over to OUT OF THE GUTTER ONLINE and check out my latest BRIT GRIT ALLEY column where I interview GARETH SPARK. THERE YOU GO!
‘Paul D. Brazill’s world here is one of peroxide Berliner blondes wearing PVC raincoats with blood red lipstick smeared across their lips. Barbarous gangsters and shyster scam artists, drunken literary agents and pop producers shelter in cities ruined by war and Vodka, drenched by decadence, spent of hope, driven by desire.’ Read the rest of the topContinue reading “James A. Newman Reviews A Case Of Noir”
I have a natter with fellow ROGUE and EXILE Graham Wynd. ‘GW: Who’s your Rogue? PDB: Diggsy in ‘Route 66 And All That’ is a small-town postman who occasionally dips his toes into the dirty and shallow waters of small-time crime.’ Read the rest here.