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!”
The legendary Maxim Jakubowski gives Guns Of Brixton a great review in his latest monthly column at Lovereading. ‘Poland-based British author Brazill is one of the leading lights of a burgeoning independent crime publishing landscape in which he has been a prolific pen as well as nurturing editor. This short novel is an expansion ofContinue reading “Guns Of Brixton reviewed at Lovereading”
Well, you know what they say: ‘When a one armed man chops down a tree in the forest, a butterfly claps’. No, really. The thing is, everything is connected, it really is. And Kevin Bacon is only six friends away from you, even though he isn’t on Facebook. Anyway, it was a while back. I’dContinue reading “How I Wrote … Guns Of Brixton!”
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 annualContinue reading “Out Now! The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime 11”
I’m more than somewhat chuffed to announce that my Warsaw set noir story Red Esperanto (which was translated into Italian as Rosso Esperanto) has been chosen for inclusion next year’s Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime, number 11 in the series. This will be my third appearance in one of the Mammoth’s – Guns OfContinue reading “Red Esperanto in The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime”
So, what’s going on? Well, both of the noir novelettes that I wrote for the Italian publisher Atlantis are now available from Amazon. In English and Italian. You can get Red Esperanto and Death On A Hot Afternoon here. I’ve recently finished a third story in the series. This is set in the Spanish cityContinue reading “News, Updates etc”
A couple of years ago, I was more than somewhat chuffed to have a story- GUNS OF BRIXTON – in the eighth edition of Maxim Jakubowski‘s prestigious Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime. And I’m doubly chuffed that Maxim has accepted another yarn- WHO KILLED SKIPPY? – for inclusion in the 10th edition, along withContinue reading “The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime 10 – The Full Line Up”
The 10th edition of Maxim Jakubowski’s legendary The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime is now available for pre-order. I was jammy enough to have a story – Guns Of Brixton –in the 8th edition, along with Ian Rankin, Denise Mina, Paul Johnston, Nigel Bird, Colin Bateman, Nick Quantrill and loads of other big names.Continue reading “I’m in the 10th edition of The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime”
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 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.
Brit Grit Alley features weekly news and updates on what’s happening down British crime fiction’s booze and blood soaked alleyways. Every Wednesday. Pop over to Out Of The Gutter Online and have a gander at my little column. Here.
Looking tasty, eh? Great cover by Steven Miscandlon. More info and cast list at Luca Veste’s Guilty Conscience.
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”
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”