Grab Exiles: An Outsider Anthology for only 99p/ 99c!

To celebrate the latest ALIBI  noir festival in Slovenia, EXILES: AN OUTSIDER ANTHOLOGY is currently only 99c / 99p! A powerful Noir short story collection edited by the Bukowski of Noir, Paul D. Brazill. Exiles features 26 outsiders-themed stories by some of the greatest crime and noir writers, K. A. Laity, Chris Rhatigan, Steven Porter,Continue reading “Grab Exiles: An Outsider Anthology for only 99p/ 99c!”

Guest Blog: Shot In Detroit by Patricia Abbott

In my novel SHOT IN DETROIT, the protagonist is a photographer trying to find a project that will succeed artistically and financially. When an opportunity fortuitously presents itself, she comes up  with the idea of photographing the dead clients of her mortician boyfriend. All her portraits will be men under forty. Aside from her aestheticContinue reading “Guest Blog: Shot In Detroit by Patricia Abbott”

Uwaga ! Polski Noir

Polski Noir ma na celu zapoznanie polskich czytelników czarnych kryminałów z międzynarodowym gatunkiem literackim zwanym noir flash fiction. Polski Noir is a new crime e zine that aims to introduce international noir flash fiction to Polish readers. The editors are Marta Crickmar and I. The first story is live. It’s one of mine. The Tut / CykContinue reading “Uwaga ! Polski Noir”

Exiles Guest Blog: We Are All Special Cases by Patti Abbott

In the spring of 2011, we let an apartment in Paris for two weeks. It was in the Marais district and delightful in every way except it was four flights of very uneven stairs to get to it. After a long day of seeing the sights, we would often arrive home, dead on our feet,Continue reading “Exiles Guest Blog: We Are All Special Cases by Patti Abbott”

Deadly Treats: A Halloween Anthology

Deadly Treats Where mystery and Halloween collide… Celebrate Halloween with this collection of Halloween short stories by bestselling, award-winning authors and emerging new talent. Deadly  Treats features witches, zombies, vampires, food critics, crazy writers, dumb criminals, interfering ghosts, ex-cops, suburban housewives, swamp monsters, and aliens. This delightful collection includes stories by: Bill Cameron, David HousewrightContinue reading “Deadly Treats: A Halloween Anthology”

Off The Record 2- At The Movies is Out Now !!!

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.


’41 stories. One cause: PROTECT 100% of proceeds go to PROTECT and the National Association to Protect Children – the army fighting what Andrew Vachss calls “the only holy war worthy of the name,” the protection of children. We’ve rallied a platoon of crime, western, thriller, fantasy, noir, horror and transgressive authors to support PROTECT’sContinue reading “OUT NOW – PROTECTORS : STORIES TO BENEFIT PROTECT”

Top Tips: Recommended Reads.

I’ve read some cracking books over the last week or so, and here are a few of  my recommendations: The Killing Of Emma Gross by Damien Seaman. Blasted Heath are simply one of the best publishers around. And this is one of the best books that they’ve put out. Maybe the best. In Germany, beforeContinue reading “Top Tips: Recommended Reads.”

Short, Sharp Interview: : Patti Abbot.

Patti Abbott is a writer of brilliant short stories.One of her stories was recently featured in the anthology Between the Dark and the Daylight along with Joyce Carol Oates, Scott Phillips and other big shots. Her blog Pattinase is an essential port of call in this cluttered blogosphere. PDB) How did you get into theContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: : Patti Abbot.”