Recommended Film: How I Fell in Love with a Gangster

‘How I Fell in Love with a Gangster is a 2022 Polish film directed by Maciej Kawulski, written by Krzysztof Gureczny and Maciej Kawulski and starring Tomasz Wlosok, Aleks Kurdzielewicz and Antoni Królikowski.’ How I Fell in Love with a Gangster is fact-based, fast-moving, flashy, funny and a hell of a lot of fun!

Update: Guns Of Brixton and Cold London Blues

Would you Adam and Eve it, Guns of Brixton and Cold London Blues are brown bread! Well, not quite … My comic crime capers Guns of Brixton and Cold London Blues were published by Caffeine Nights Publishing in 2014 and 2016 respectively.  And they received a hell of a lot of positive feedback, particularly GunsContinue reading “Update: Guns Of Brixton and Cold London Blues”

Recommended Read: Violent By Design by Paul Heatley

Violent By Design takes place in the aftermath of the events in Paul Heatley’s brilliant Eye For An Eye.  Gangster Neil Doyle is hoping to go legit with his new nightclub and is unaware that one of hs drug houses has been ripped off. Things invariablt spiral violently out of control when his right-hand-man JimmyContinue reading “Recommended Read: Violent By Design by Paul Heatley”

Recommended Read: The Runner by Paul Heatley

Jackson Stobbart is given the unenviable task of taking care of Newcastle gangster Danny Hoy’s cash-stash. When Jackson’s girlfriend does a runner with the money, he sets off to track her down and get it back – before the psychopathic Hoy finds out he’s been ripped off. The Runner is another short, sharp knockout fromContinue reading “Recommended Read: The Runner by Paul Heatley”

Top Telly: Out

In the 1978 TV series OUT, poker-faced Tom Bell plays Frank Ross, a gangster who is sent to prison for robbery after someone grasses him up. Eight years later, Ross leaves the slammer and is confronted with a London that has changed and people that have changed. Instead of stitching back together his relationships, however,Continue reading “Top Telly: Out”

Guest Blog: Imported From Detroit: The Muscle by Carolina Bertrand

In classic film and in true crime annals the tough guys had one word for icing the impossible enemy: Detroit. The archetypal gangster film, Little Caesar (1931), based on the 1929 novel by the hard-boiled master W.R. Burnett, made it standard gang protocol to bring in the expert hit men from Detroit. The film’s impactContinue reading “Guest Blog: Imported From Detroit: The Muscle by Carolina Bertrand”