Grab Exiles: An Outsider Anthology for only 99p/ 99c!

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!”

The Best Of Brit Grit 2016

Well, 10 of the best, anyway. There were a few other Brit Grit gems I also read in 2016 that I really enjoyed. If I had to pick one book to personify The Best Of Brit Grit this year, it would probably be Marwick’s Reckoning by Gareth Spark. However, in no particular order, here areContinue reading “The Best Of Brit Grit 2016”

Recommended Read: Marwick’s Reckoning by Gareth Spark

Marwick is a broken man. Broken but not shattered. Marwick is a violent London gangster, an enforcer who has moved to Spain for a quieter life and who is eventually embroiled in drug smuggling, murder and more. Published by Near To The Knuckle, Marwick’s Reckoning by Gareth Spark is fantastic. Like a Brit Grit GrahamContinue reading “Recommended Read: Marwick’s Reckoning by Gareth Spark”

Short, Sharp Interview: Gareth Spark.

PDB: Can you pitch Marwick’s Reckoning in 25 words or less? A British gangster in Spain contends with Romanian mobsters, an ex-lover and his former employers, as he searches for the truth behind a friend’s murder. PDB: Which music, books, films or television shows do you wish you had written? I’ve been reading a lotContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Gareth Spark.”

Short, Sharp Interview: Gareth Spark

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”

Out Now! Maybe I Should Just Shoot You In The Face

Maybe I Should Just Shoot You In The Face is very cool new collection of short stories from Zelmer Pulp, containing photographs by Mark Krajnak, new stories by Brian Panowich, Ryan Sayles, Chris Leek, Chuck Regan (who also did the cover), Gareth Spark, Isaac Kirkman and Benoit Lelievre, with an introduction from me.

A Man Of Sophisticated Tastes in 12 Mad Men

My yarn A MAN OF SOPHISTICATED TASTES kicks off this innovative anthology edited by Ryan Bracha. The phenomenally talented writers involved in this innovative and ambitious project are: Paul D Brazill (Guns of Brixton, A Case of Noir) Gerard Brennan (Fireproof, Wee Rockets) Les Edgerton (The Bitch, The Rapist) Craig Furchtenicht (Dimebag Bandits, Night SpeedContinue reading “A Man Of Sophisticated Tastes in 12 Mad Men”

Exiles Guest Blog: A simpler Evil: how I came to write ‘The Solomon Sea’ by Gareth Spark

The initial inspiration for ‘The Solomon Sea’ came after reading an article on the Bre-X mining fraud of the late 90’s, one of the greatest mining scandals of all time. Bre-X, a Canadian company, bought a site in Indonesia, in 1993 and in October 1995 announced significant amounts of gold had been discovered, sending itsContinue reading “Exiles Guest Blog: A simpler Evil: how I came to write ‘The Solomon Sea’ by Gareth Spark”

Short, Sharp Interview: Gareth Spark

PDB: What the hell is Where The Horses Died? GS: “Where The Horses Died” is a country noir novella of around 50K words I have been working on for a few months. It’s about a feud between two families, the Staffords and the Cliffords, that has spanned generations and reaches its climax when Jackson StaffordContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Gareth Spark”

Gareth Spark is down Brit Grit Alley

Gareth Spark writes dark fiction from and about the moors and rustbelts of the North East where grudges are savoured, shotguns are cheap and people get by in the economic meltdown any way they can. His work has appeared at Near 2 The Knuckle, Out Of The Gutter, Line Zero and Shotgun Honey. And he’sContinue reading “Gareth Spark is down Brit Grit Alley”