Recommended Read: Dirty Snow and other stories by Martin Stanley

The Stanton Brothers are back! Martin Stanley’s Teesside based crooks return in this short and brutal collection of cracking capers. DIRTY SNOW is choc-full of scams, violence, guady but authenic characters, razor-sharp dialogue and a great sense of place. If you haven’t read a Stanton Brothers book before, you could do a lot worse thanContinue reading “Recommended Read: Dirty Snow and other stories by Martin Stanley”

Recommended Read: Fighting Talk by Martin Stanley

When loan shark Alan Piper offers Eric Stanton a job, he reluctantly agrees. Against his better judgment, Eric enlist the aid of his psychotic brother, Derek. The pair are soon embroiled in dog fighting, mad junkies, Polish gangsters, and a hell of a lot of violence. Martin Stanley’s Fighting Talk is Brit Grit at itsContinue reading “Recommended Read: Fighting Talk by Martin Stanley”

Martin Stanley Reviews Too Many Crooks

Over at Goodreads, ace Brit Grit writer Martin Stanley says: ‘Fast moving, funny, crime caper with Brazill’s usual abundance of wordplay, in-jokes, and crooks looking to get one-over on each other. It is a mix of the Quentin Tarantino multi-character McGuffin (in this case, of a Nazi ring) and a Carry-On film. It never takesContinue reading “Martin Stanley Reviews Too Many Crooks”

Martin Stanley picks Kill Me Quick! as one of his Top Five Reads of 2017

Martin gives an end of year report regarding his own wrting and picks five fave reads from 2017, one of which is Kill Me Quick! ‘Kill Me Quick by Paul D. Brazill: You can always rely on Paul Brazill for a nifty turn of phrase, a superb one-liner, or a nice piece of description. He alsoContinue reading “Martin Stanley picks Kill Me Quick! as one of his Top Five Reads of 2017”

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”

Martin Stanley Reviews Kill Me Quick!

Over at Amazon.co.uk, Martin Stanley reviews Kill Me Quick! ‘5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining crime caper By M Stanley on 6 Feb. 2017 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase You can always rely on Paul Brazill for a nifty turn of phrase, a superb one-liner, or a nice piece of description. He also delivers cool plotsContinue reading “Martin Stanley Reviews Kill Me Quick!”

Recommended Reads: January 2017

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Billingham Forum – Martin Stanley The Stanton Brothers are back and they have a plan to rip-off a drug deal that takes place at Billingham Forum. But,as ever,  things soon spiral violently out of control. Martin Stanley’s A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Billingham ForumContinue reading “Recommended Reads: January 2017”

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 Reads: Zandri, Milne, Stanley, Jaggers.

The Guilty – Vincent Zandri Jack Marconi is a former prison warden turned private eye. In The Guilty – the third book in a hugely successful series – Marconi is hired by a successful architect and asked to investigate the rich playboy who is accused of  attempting to murder his daughter. Vincent Zandri’s The GuiltyContinue reading “Recommended Reads: Zandri, Milne, Stanley, Jaggers.”

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”

Top Tips: Recommended Reads.

The Final Countdown  – Sheila Quigley. The final part of Sheila Quigley’s page turning Holy Island Trilogy is a knockout. This high-octane thriller is the third to feature DI Mike Yorke, a decent but bull-headed copper who, along with a psychic street-waif known as Smiler, is embroiled in a bizarre murder case that involves kidnappedContinue reading “Top Tips: Recommended Reads.”

Top Tips: Recommended Reads

So, what have I been reading of late? Well, I’ll tell you… Wolf Tickets by Ray Banks Things aren’t exactly tickety-boo for the aging hard man Cobb. He’s feeling his age, living in a dump of a flat, reduced to drinking gut-rot whiskey and shoplifting from charity shops. Then he gets a phone call fromContinue reading “Top Tips: Recommended Reads”

BITS N BOBS.

RUNAROUND … NOW! I’m interviewed over at MORGEN BAILEY’S BLOG … MARTIN STANLEY reviews 13 SHOTS OF NOIR and DEATH ON A HOT AFTERNOON … CHRIS LEEK  reviews DEATH ON A HOT AFTERNOON over at OUT OF THE GUTTER ONLINE … ANDREW PETERS  gives DEATH ON A HOT AFTERNOON  a 5 star review at  GOODREADSContinue reading “BITS N BOBS.”