Recommended Read: It Never Leaves You by Luca Veste

While on surveillance, Liverpool policeman, Detective Inspector Murphy tells Detective Sergeant Rossi about one of his first cases. A case that still haunts him. It Never Leaves You is a gripping, realistic and very touching short story that acts as a great introduction to Luca Veste‘s cracking series of crime fiction novels. Quite remarkably, itContinue reading “Recommended Read: It Never Leaves You by Luca Veste”

True Brit Grit now only 99p/ 99c!

TRUE BRIT GRIT. Edited by Paul D. Brazill and Luca Veste. Introduction by Maxim Jakubowski. The Line Up: 1. Two Fingers of Noir by Alan Griffiths 2. Eat Shit by Tony Black 3. Baby Face And Irn Bru by Allan Guthrie 4. Pretty Hot T’Ing by Adrian Magson 5. Black Betty by Sheila Quigley 6.Continue reading “True Brit Grit now only 99p/ 99c!”

Recommended Read: The Dying Place by Luca Veste

When the body of a young man is found on the steps of a church, DI Murphy and DS Rossi – returning from Dead Gone,  Luca Veste‘s very enjoyable debut crime novel – are called in to investigate. Veste’s second novel is very impressive indeed. Mature and tightly written, The Dying Place is a truly humanistContinue reading “Recommended Read: The Dying Place by Luca Veste”

Short, Sharp Interview: Tracey Edges

PDB: What’s going on now? This very minute I am ‘coming down’ from the Sunday morning madness that is Sunday Girl! Today was the Christmas Show so lots of indies, a couple of oldies, some non-Christmas tracks. Usual Sunday Girl eclectic mix but with a festive twist. The show airs 9-11am every Sunday morning butContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Tracey Edges”

Short, Sharp Interview: Luca Veste

PDB: Can you pitch DEAD GONE in 25 words or less? A serial killer in Liverpool is replicating infamous psychology experiments on his victims. DI David Murphy and DS Laura Rossi must track him down. PDB: Which music, books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? I rarely listen to newer music, soContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Luca Veste”

Off The Record 2: Less Than A Pound/ Dollar.

Edited by Luca Veste & Paul D. Brazill. Off The Record 2: At The Movies  contains 47 short stories, based on classic film titles… Following the Spinetingler award nominated ‘Off The Record‘, the charity anthology featuring stories based on classic song titles, comes the highly anticipated sequel. This time, inspiration arrives in the form ofContinue reading “Off The Record 2: Less Than A Pound/ Dollar.”

What The Hell Is Brit Grit ?

  America may well be the  official home of pulp and noir but the United Kingdom, long  perceived as the land of tame Dame Agatha style cozies and stuck-up, Latin quoting police detectives, also has a grubby underbelly which has produced plenty of gritty crime writing. And there is a new wave of Brit GritContinue reading “What The Hell Is Brit Grit ?”

Off The Record 2- At The Movies is Out Now !!!

Off The Record 2- At The Movies is an anthology of 47 short stories, based on film titles, from some of the  best and most bad-bum writers around. And all proceeds go to charity. Find out more in my latest Brit Grit Alley column which is, as usual, over at Out Of The Gutter Online.

True Brit Grit

True Brit Grit is out now! “The BRIT GRIT mob is coming to kick down your door with hobnailed boots. Kitchen-sink noir; petty-thief-louts; lives of quiet desperation; sharp, blood-stained slices of life; booze-sodden brawls from the bottom of the barrel and comedy that’s as black as it’s bitter—this is BRIT GRIT!” 45 British writers, 45Continue reading “True Brit Grit”

True Brit Grit At The Cinema And On TV

A bit back, I wrote an article for The Sabotage Times about Brit Grit television. I took a gander at three shows in particular, Public Eye, Gangsters and Cracker. All were in-your-face, hard-hitting crime dramas from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s respectively. And now, it looks like a bunch of the writers that have contributedContinue reading “True Brit Grit At The Cinema And On TV”