Dominic Milne reviews A Case Of Noir

‘Luke Case is every bit the worthy protagonist of this archetypal piece of noir. His capacity for hard living is only just surpassed by his will to survive, in this fast-moving Euro-crime caper. Case doesn’t so much step on toes, as climb all over the clutches of the various gangsters he meets along the way,…

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…

Some Tidy Reviews For A Case Of Noir

Over the last few weeks, A Case Of Noir has nabbed some some very tidy reviews over at Amazon. Mark Hammonds says: ‘Brazill writes like Sid James chortles’. Bluebell says: ‘This book is so well-written, sharp, intelligent and intriguing.’ A.W. Shaw says: ‘Populated by misfits and mischief this is a gritty, witty masterpiece.’ Nice! Check…

Out Now !

Some stuff to spend your Xmas dosh on. My comic crime caper Guns Of Brixton (published by Caffeine Nights Publishing) is out NOW as a paperback and as an eBook.  You can get it from from loads of places including Barnes & Noble, Caffeine Nights Publishing, WHSMITH, Waterstones, Foyles,  Amazon and Amazon UK.  The Blurb: A foul-mouthed, violently comic crime caper, full…

CLIP: A Case Of Noir by Paul D. Brazill

‘ The bookshop was jam-packed and stuffy. The wine and conversation were overflowing in equal measure. Keith Jarrett’s ‘Standards’ played numbly in the background as a veritable cornucopia of crime fiction writers of various levels of success held court in different parts of the room, shuffling nervously behind tables cluttered with copies of their latest…

Short, Sharp Interview: Richard Godwin

PDB: What is Noir City? It is different to my other works. The premise was to write a series based on a central character, Paris Tongue, but set in different cities. The publisher then asked me to turn it into a novel. Here is the publisher’s synopsis. Dangerous, blond Gigolo, Paris Tongue, uses his looks…

I’m in the Hartlepool Mail

I was very pleased to find out that my home town’s newspaper, The Hartlepool Mail, had a feature on me this week. The main focus is A Case Of Noir, of course, but there was also some stuff about my family etc. Thanks to journalist  Tracy Walker for the article and to my brother Brian…

Recommended Read: Noir City by Richard Godwin

In Noir City, Richard Godwin unflinchingly and masterfully digs beneath the surface of London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Dusseldorf, and the cities’ recalcitrant denizens, as he follows the trail of sociopath gigolo Paris Tongue deeper and deeper into the darkness. Beautiful prose and a claustrophobic sense of dread make Richard Godwin’s Noir City  a lyrical hybrid…

Les Edgerton On A Case Of Noir

Les Edgerton is one of my favourite writers, so I was more than somewhat chuffed when he offered this great blurb for A CASE OF NOIR. There are a handful of writers for whose new work I await impatiently, and glom onto it the instant it’s available. At the very top of that list is…

Out Now! The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime 11

Edited by the legendary MAXIM JAKUBOWSKI  and includes my Warsaw set noir yarn RED ESPERANTO. (If you enjoy that BTW, pick up A CASE OF NOIR to see what happens next!) This is my third time in a MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME so a big thanks to MAXIM! Here’s the blurb: ‘This superb annual…

A Case Of Noir by Paul D. Brazill is Out Now!

In snow smothered Warsaw, Luke Case, a boozy English hack with a dark secret, starts a dangerous affair with a gangster’s wife. Case escapes to the sweltering Spanish heat where he meets a colourful cast of characters, including a mysterious torch singer and a former East End villain with a criminal business proposition. While in…