A Story For Sunday: MOONWALKING AT THE GRAB-A-GRANNY INN by Karl Koweski

‘Culley didn’t consider himself a criminal.  Criminality carried the eventual obligation of justice and punishment.  Culley preferred the term “outlaw” when describing himself to Hoyt, his cohort in crime.  He liked to think he existed outside the law the way the Amish lived outside the realm of technology.’ Read the rest HERE at NEAR TOContinue reading “A Story For Sunday: MOONWALKING AT THE GRAB-A-GRANNY INN by Karl Koweski”

Recommended Read: The Hard Cold Shoulder by L A Sykes

Pitkin, an insomniac, punch-drunk ex-cop haunted by the past, receives a phone call from a small-time criminal that sends him spiraling deep into Manchester’s sordid underbelly. L A Sykes’ The Hard Cold Shoulder is a brutal Brit Grit/ noir. A hard-boiled, urban western laced with sharp social commentary. A shot of the hard stuff.

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! CheckContinue reading “Some Tidy Reviews For A Case Of Noir”

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 latestContinue reading “CLIP: A Case Of Noir by Paul D. Brazill”

Out Now ! ! ! Gloves Off ! ! !

Near To The Knuckle presents “Gloves Off”. “Gloves Off” is a collection of dark stories from the cream of the literary crop. These stories have one thing in common: they will come at you, all guns blazing. There’s a story lurking down every dark alley. Just when your back is turned a plot-twist is readyContinue reading “Out Now ! ! ! Gloves Off ! ! !”

Warsaw Noir – All About Steve

One of the areas touched upon in the first chapter of my novella A CASE OF NOIR is the rather, louche and down-at-heel world of Warsaw’s ex-pat EFL teachers. The ‘flotsam and jetsam of life’ that make their living teaching English in Poland’s capital. To give you a further — and very noir — taste of thatContinue reading “Warsaw Noir – All About Steve”