Carcass 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 rain…

Submissions

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,…

#FRIDAY FLASH: HE’LL HAVE TO GO.

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. Stuffs…

Brit Grit Alley

My new BRIT GRIT ALLEY column is LIVE  at OUT OF THE GUTTER ONLINE. CHECK IT OUT!

Richard Godwin is down Brit Grit Alley

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 with…

The Notorious BGA

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.

Friday Flashes

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 lapped…

Guest Blog: Number Thirteen Press – The End? by Christopher Black

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 finished…

Chris Black is down Brit Grit Alley

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.

I’m Flashing Down Brit Grit Alley

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 in…

Recommended Read: Bomb! by Les Edgerton

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,…

Guest Blog: Life and the City by David Siddall

Liverpool: one of the world’s great cities, second city of the empire, and gateway to America. What is it about Liverpool that gets under the skin and into the blood? I am not a native. My home town lies twenty miles to the south. A quiet town and a semi-rural existence. So when I moved…