James Newman Reviews Big City Blues

And says: ‘Brazill has a way with words and, yeah, he uses them here wisely. The character building is solid in all his books, the locations are real enough to touch and smell, and the humor is omnipresent. This man’s books are laugh-aloud hilarious simply because Brazill is a wickedly smart humorous writer who never…

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,…

Recommended Reads: April 2017

Some recent faves … The Things I Love Will Kill Me Yet by Rob Pierce Rob Pierce is surely the noir Raymond Carver. In this brutal and brilliant short story collection you’ll find a veritable cornucopia of tightly written and gritty tales of people living on the razor’s edge of life. Highly recommended. Fun City…

James A. Newman Reviews A Case Of Noir

‘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 top…

Exiles Guest Blog: Pacific Coast Highway by James A. Newman

The story behind Pacific Coast Highway is quite simple. My friend literary critic and blogger Kevin Cummings would often tell me these stories that related back to his youth back in the States, we were both transplanted to Bangkok – Him from California, me from just outside London. We’d both been living in the Far…

Short, Sharp Interview: James A. Newman

PDB: Can you pitch your latest book in 25 words or less? Aging Beauty queen The White Flamingo hires heroin-addicted P.I Joe Dylan to investigate a Ripper copycat killer in vice-riddled Fun City. PDB: Which music, books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? I’m reading, watching and listening to stuff generally produced…