THE LAST LAUGH SUMMER 2018 PROMOTION: $2.99

THE LAST LAUGH: CRIME STORIES by Paul D. Brazill — Published by All Due Respect, an imprint of Down & Out Books (February 2018) • Trade Paperback — $13.95 (includes FREE digital formats!) • eBook Formats — $5.99 SUMMER 2018 PROMOTION: $2.99 Also available from the following retailers … • Amazon — Trade Paperback | eBook • Barnes & Noble — Trade…

Graham Wynd Reviews Small Time Crimes

And Graham says: ‘Raymond Chandler advised struggling writers, “When in doubt…have a man come through a door with a gun in his hand” and the story would work itself out. I’d say the Brazill corollary is, ‘When in doubt have a man head to a pub.’ While many of his characters try to reform their ways both bibulous…

A Great Review For Small Time Crimes

Over at Amazon.co.uk, Mark Hammonds says: ‘Mr Brazill has honed his craft in this collection of tales, some old, some new, to that of the short, sharp, smart uppercut. Rapid reversals of fortune have always been his stock in trade, but here they’ll give you whiplash. The trademark roguery is there and the one-liners come…

Because The Night is at Pulp Metal Magazine

Pulp Metal Magazine is shutting up shop, at least for the time being. And my contribution to its funeral is a little yarn called Because The Night. ‘Mark Finney’s footsteps echoed as he walked across the rusty, metal railway bridge. A steely fog was spreading itself across the town and he could no longer see…

Small Time Crimes Gets Its First Review.

Over at Ciarfella’s Fiction Corner, Lisa  Ciarfella says: ‘Hey all, Coming at ya on a rare Saturday with a crime fiction review that just can’t wait. This week, I’m serving up Paul D. Brazill’s “Small Time Crimes,”a hard-hitting, fast paced, and darkly comic collection of short tales that go down easy as your favorite ale! Brazill’s pace and…

I’m Interviewed By Chris Rhatigan

Chris Rhatigan interviews me over at the All Due Respect blog: ‘Paul D. Brazill is one of the most entertaining and original voices in the independent crime fiction community. I recently spoke with him about Last Year’s Man, his latest book through All Due Respect about ageing hit man Tommy Bennett. — When I first learned about…

Recommended Read: Histories Of The Dead by Math Bird

‘History’s never written by the dead.’ Math Bird’s Histories Of The Dead is a brutal and brilliant short story collection that is bookended by two truly powerful short stories- ‘Histories Of The Dead’ and ‘Billy Star.’ The rest of the stories in the collection are just as well-written, moving and compelling. These are evocative stories…

Pre-Order Small Time Crimes

‘Hit-men, con men, jewel thieves, career criminals, killers, crooks and cannibals. They all congregate between the pages of Paul D. Brazill’s Small Time Crimes – a brutal and blackly comic collection of short stories and flash fiction that views the world at its most askew.’ Small Time Crimes is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com,…

Small Time Crimes Cover Reveal

The Dorset Book Detective  has revealed the cover of my forthcoming Near To The Knuckle  story collection, Small Time Crimes. And here it is! ‘Hit-men, con men, jewel thieves, career criminals, killers, crooks and cannibals. They all congregate between the pages of Paul D. Brazill’s Small Time Crimes- a brutal and blackly comic collection of…

#FRIDAY FLASH: THE ZODIAC CLUB

The Zodiac Club, at 666 Casanova Street, loomed ominously over Silver City like a great black spider waiting to ensnare its prey. Once a full moon clung to the sky, a sickly stew of screams and howls clung to the wind and drifted down to the city, coaxing Victor Brown from an already fitful sleep….

Halloween Flash: The Stamp Of A Vamp

Alison Day was a mousy woman who had barely been scuffed by the wear and tear of life until the day she met Lulu, the effect of which was like lightning hitting a plane. The Autumn night draped itself over the city, and the moon bit into the sky as Alison rushed home from her…

#FRIDAY FLASH: THE BRAIN SALAD MURDERS

The search was invariably fruitless.             The path was cluttered with the debris of the past.             The parade of childhood humiliations always led him down blind alleys.             Religion and psychoanalysis failed.             Rationalism was but a damp squib.             Travel to foreign lands yielded nothing but more sores to scratch.             Satiation, indulgence,…

Carcass at The Flash Fiction Offensive

OUT OF THE GUTTER ONLINE’S FLASH FICTION OFFENSIVE have kicked off their GUTTERAL SCREAMS series of  Halloween yarns with a slice of Punk Fiction from me called CARCASS. ‘Ava drove her battered, old Ford Escort to the edge of the forest and parked beneath a pine tree. As she sat and watched the autumn rain…