Gumshoe Blues is reviewed at STORGY MAGAZINE

Over at STORGY MAGAZINE, Barbara F. Jones takes an early look at GUMSHOE BLUES – which will be published by CLOSE TO THE BONE  at the end of the month. She says it’s ‘A thoroughly enjoyable read. Brazill’s vivid imagery doubled with his noir-yet-comical style make it impossible to put down.‘ Read the rest of…

I’m Interviewed by Jason Beech at The Flash Fiction Offensive

‘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….

I’m Interviewed at Dr J Reads.

‘I recently had the chance to read Gumshoe Blues by Paul Brazill. It was a lyrical and engaging example of detective fiction. Here is an interview with the author: 1.     Please tell us about your work. My books include Last Year’s Man, Guns Of Brixton, Too Many Crooks, A Case Of Noir, and Kill…

Pre – order Gumshoe Blues: The Peter Ord Yarns

“The adventures of this PI feel like they rolled out of a Tom Waits song — crime with the feel of a shaggy dog story” — K A Laity. “An original homebrew with a kick. Well worth sampling.” — Mark Ramsden. Following the breakdown of his marriage, in a booze-addled flash of inspiration, Peter Ord…

About Punk Noir Magazine

via About Punk Noir Magazine ‘Both punk and noir are words that have been so overused and misused that they pretty much mean nothing now. They’re random adjectives that are regularly added in a scattershot way, so combining them allows a lot of scope for the site. No sense? Nonsense!‘ Punk Noir Magazine  is purportedly…

Last Year’s Man Rides Again!

  For those of you that enjoyed my book LAST YEAR’S MAN, the protagonist Tommy Bennett is back. The Tommy Bennett yarn ‘Baby’s Got A Gun‘ – title filched from The Only Ones – is included in the anthology A TIME FOR VIOLENCE: STORIES WITH AN EDGE. The anthology is published by CLOSE TO THE…

Recommended Read: Witnesses by Anthony Watson

Anthony Watson’s Witnesses is superb. His debut horror novel moves from four time periods and four points of view with ease as it tells the story of the end of days, focusing on the individuals  that have been chosen as the apocalypse’s witnesses. Each strand of the story has a distinctive, strong voice but they…

Some Top Reviews

  My books have had some very tasty reviews lately, which is nice. Over at The Dark Time, ace crime writer Elgin Bleeker reviews Last Year’s Man and says: ‘Picking up a novel by Paul D. Brazill, a reader can expect fast paced action, humorous observations, funny dialogue, and a seedy, noir quality. His book,…

I’m Interviewed by Romanian filmmaker and poet Andreea Boyer

  Andreea Boyer, the director of the feature film JULIA 17, recently asked me a few questions. ‘Andreea Boyer: What can you tell us about your best experiences and what moments in your career as a writer have been the most influential and significant ones for you? Paul D. Brazill: For sure meeting people online who…

Recommended Read: Rubicon by Ian Patrick

  Wild card Sam Batford  is an undercover cop who has infiltrated crime kingpin Vincent Guardino’s organisation. DCI Klara Winter  is also hell-bent on bringing down Guardino but in a much more by-the-book way. The two investigations inevitably collide and clash in Ian Patrick‘s marvellously gripping debut novel Rubicon. Cracking stuff!

Pre- Order A Time For Violence: Stories with an Edge

A Time For Violence: Stories with an Edge by Max Collins (Author), Joe Lansdale (Author), Richard Chizmar (Author), John Russo (Author), Richard Matheson (Author), Bev Vincent (Author), Stewart O’Nan (Author), Craig Douglas (Illustrator), Andy Rausch (Editor), Chris Roy (Editor) and many more, including me!  

Recommended Read: Riding Shotgun: And Other American Cruelties by Andy Rausch

Andy Rausch’s  Riding Shotgun: And Other American Cruelties  is a marvellous collection that consists of three violent and blackly comic novellas. Prohibition era gangsters meet wild west outlaws in the first story, ‘Easy-Peezy‘, ‘Riding Shotgun’ is the tale of a crime fiction author who is forced to commit murder, and in ‘$crilla‘ – my personal…