David Nemeth interviews me at Do Some Damage

‘David: I enjoyed one of your latest books, “Last Year’s Man” which displays the wit in your writing. So, what makes Brits funnier than Americans? Kidding. A bit of a safer question, what is it that makes the English so damn funny? Paul: I think the Brits revel in our own ridiculousness, we know that life andContinue reading “David Nemeth interviews me at Do Some Damage”

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!”

OUT NOW! The Thirteen Lives of Frank Peppercorn

Thirteen ways to remember the dead. Thirteen histories of a loving husband. Betty Peppercorn is burning her husband Frank today. Well, she’s burning her property. The corpse she was left with as a reward for loving somebody for better or worse. Frank exists only in her thoughts, anymore. To her knowledge, Frank had no friends.Continue reading “OUT NOW! The Thirteen Lives of Frank Peppercorn”

Recommended Reads: March 2017

Moorlands by Jason Beech Larry is a burglar who needs to get his hands on some cash. Sharpish. When his step- father – a retired cop – asks him to track down his errant sister , he has the chance of a way out of  his financial problems but Larry soon digs himself even deeperContinue reading “Recommended Reads: March 2017”

Jason Michel po Polsku!

Czeka, by porwać cię w dal – Jason Michel (tłum. Martyna Bohdanowicz) Ciemność. Jasność. Mężczyzna mruga pięć razy. Pierwsze dwa razy powoli, z wysiłkiem. Trzy kolejne szybko. Jego oczy przyzwyczajają się do światła w pokoju. Nie słonecznego. Słońce jest już daleko, daleko stąd. Od starego, wytartego drewnianego stołu obok bije odór wilgoci. Naturalny aromat rozkładu. ZdjąłemContinue reading “Jason Michel po Polsku!”

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”

Have A Brit Grit Christmas!

I asked a bunch of Brit Grit writers about their favourite Christmas book, film and song, and this is what they said: Martina Cole: Well my favourite Christmas book has to be John Updike and Edward Gorey’s ‘The Twelve Terrors of Christmas.’ Film has to be Lon Chaney as The Wolfman. I love old horrorsContinue reading “Have A Brit Grit Christmas!”

Recommended Read: The Death Of Three Colours by Jason Michel

Jonah H. Williams is cyber- crook, a wheeler and dealer on the dark web. He awakes from a typically heavy boozing session to find that his precious crucifix has been stolen by the previous night’s pick-up. And things spiral on down from then on as we encounter  Bill – a bent ex-copper, drug smugglers, AK-47s,Continue reading “Recommended Read: The Death Of Three Colours by Jason Michel”

Short, Sharp Interview: Jason Michel

PDB: Can you pitch THE DEATH OF THREE COLOURS in 25 words or less? A dark and surreal tale of organised crime, betrayal, the nature of evil and one man’s obsession with the Mexican folk saint, Santa Muerte. PDB: Which music, books, films or television shows do you wish you had written? Barry Adamson’s MossContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Jason Michel”

A Story For Sunday: Waiting To Take You Away by Jason Michel

‘ Dark. Light. The man blinks five times. Twice slowly with effort. Three times fast. His eyes are adjusting to the light of the room. There is no sunlight here. The sun has gone a long, long way from here. There is the smell of damp from the aged and tired wooden table to the sideContinue reading “A Story For Sunday: Waiting To Take You Away by Jason Michel”

Short Sharp Interview: Mav Skye

PDB: What is Supergirls? Supergirls is what happens when you have two sisters born into dismal and dire circumstances grow up believing what they see on TV. They have no parental guidance. No adults to trust. There is nothing but television to define their reality, nothing but superhero comics to set their expectations. They watch SupermanContinue reading “Short Sharp Interview: Mav Skye”


The inspiration for my story, The Rain King, is on one level, a very simple one. It was the song Kingdom Of Rain (LINK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEcXz7b2Bk0) by Mark Lanegan and redone by Lanegan and Soulsavers. Listening to the song can speak to you more than any explanation that I could give. The story is just myContinue reading “Exiles Guest Blog: THE RAIN KING BY JASON MICHEL”