‘Born in legendary England, but having sojourned in Poland for some time, Brit-Grit author Paul D. Brazill typically pens what he calls “screwball noir.” His writing has been translated into Italian, Finnish, Polish, German and Slovene. His work has also been published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Books of Best British Crime.Continue reading “I’m Interviewed by Jason Beech at The Flash Fiction Offensive”
OUT OF THE GUTTER ONLINE’S FLASH FICTION OFFENSIVE have kicked off their GUTTERAL SCREAMS series of Halloween yarns with a slice of Punk Fiction from me called CARCASS. ‘Ava drove her battered, old Ford Escort to the edge of the forest and parked beneath a pine tree. As she sat and watched the autumn rainContinue reading “Carcass at The Flash Fiction Offensive”
Book submissions are currently open at ALL DUE RESPECT, the splendid publishers who’ve put out books by the likes of Rob Pierce, Paul Heatley, Eric Beetner, Marietta Miles, Alec Cizak, and even me. They say: Submissions are open. What we want: low-life literature. Criminals, thugs, douchebags, cheaters, gamblers, pickpockets, ne’er-do-wells, guns, cigarettes, bath salts, booze, beer,Continue reading “Submissions”
Frankie fidgets on the wobbly bar-stool. Takes a swig of Guinness, then a sip of Jack Daniels. Grimaces. Shuffles his shoulders. Feels a joint crack. Sighs. ‘Me and my big mouth, eh? Another case of foot in mouth disease,’ he says. He chuckles to himself. Takes a pork scratching from a half empty bag. StuffsContinue reading “#FRIDAY FLASH: HE’LL HAVE TO GO.”
My new BRIT GRIT ALLEY column is LIVE at OUT OF THE GUTTER ONLINE. CHECK IT OUT!
Over at OUT OF THE GUTTER ONLINE, there’s a great guest BRIT GRIT ALLEY column from crime writer RICHARD GODWIN where he talks about publishing: ‘Publishing really is in a state of flux, with the rise and rise of Amazon and it still seems many publishers do not know what they are doing and behave withContinue reading “Richard Godwin is down Brit Grit Alley”
My latest Brit Grit Alley column is LIVE at Out Of The Gutter Online. Brit Grit Alley features interviews, news and updates on what’s happening down British crime fiction’s booze and blood soaked alleyways. Check it out here.
Cold Blooded Moon Jason poured himself another glass of Burgundy and tried to flush Jenna from his thoughts. The bloated, red moon glared at him from the claret coloured sky as he headed towards oblivion like dirty dishwater down a plughole. And then, the sea of sleep enfolded him. Dark dreams and worse memories lappedContinue reading “Friday Flashes”
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So that’s it, then. Thirteen crime novellas from thirteen authors in thirteen months. Richard Godwin’s Ersatz World was the last, and Number Thirteen Press is finished. Only, not quite. Of course there’s still the admin and the accounting and the marketing. The boring bits I’m not very good at anyway. But the publishing part is finishedContinue reading “Guest Blog: Number Thirteen Press – The End? by Christopher Black”
‘He knows he’s fucked the moment I ask if it should be Agent Brand I call him now, or would it be better if we still went with Hank. I tell him I can’t do Ryan though, a name I just couldn’t comprehend when I looked at his face.’ Read the rest here atContinue reading “A Story For Sunday: Never One To Do Things By Half by Beau Johnson”
Number Thirteen Press publisher Chris Black is down Brit Grit Alley: ‘Number Thirteen Press – The End? So that’s it, then. Thirteen crime novellas from thirteen authors in thirteen months. Richard Godwin’s Ersatz World was the last, and Number Thirteen Press is finished. Only, not quite.’ Read the rest here.
In my latest Brit Grit Alley column, I’ve posted one of my earliest flash fiction yarns: ‘The Sharpest Tools In The Box by Paul D. Brazill “It’s friggin obvious, Browny”, said Kenny. Kenny Cokehead was waving his arms around like a windmill. In his hands he had a couple of CDs that he’d found inContinue reading “I’m Flashing Down Brit Grit Alley”
Super-smart sociopath Reader Kincaid thinks he’s worked out how to commit the perfect crime but during the set-up he kills a retired cop’s brother. Les Edgerton’s Bomb! twists and turns as tight as a corkscrew. With the flavor of Elmore Leonard at his peak, Bomb! is a sumptuous crime fiction feast. Rich in characterization, plot,Continue reading “Recommended Read: Bomb! by Les Edgerton”