A Few More Top Reviews for Gumshoe Blues

GUMSHOE BLUES: THE PETER ORD YARNS continues to get the thumbs up from readers. Over at Goodreads, Kevin McNamara says: ‘Another fast read from Paul Brazill, this book is about Seatown PI Peter Ord. Filled with colorful characters and Mr. Brazill’s wonderful wit, these are stories from a seedy town and a new PI who…

Recommended Read: The Not Knowing by Cathi Unsworth

Published in 2005, Cathi Unsworth’s The Not Knowing was her first novel. It is set in London in the early ’90s and what a great slice of London life it is. Diane Kemp is a journalist working for the trendy Lux magazine. When an uber-hip British film director goes missing she is dragged into the…

A Couple of Top Reviews for Gumshoe Blues

Over at Amazon.com, Mark Slade and Beth Fine have given GUMSHOE BLUES 5 STAR REVIEWS, which is very nice indeed. Mark Slade says: ‘One of my favorite crime writers is back and doesnt disappoint! My man, Paul Brazill spins some great crime tales!‘ and Beth Fine says: ‘Paul Brazill succeeds with Gumshoe Blues by keeping…

Recommended Read: Dirty Snow and other stories by Martin Stanley

The Stanton Brothers are back! Martin Stanley’s Teesside based crooks return in this short and brutal collection of cracking capers. DIRTY SNOW is choc-full of scams, violence, guady but authenic characters, razor-sharp dialogue and a great sense of place. If you haven’t read a Stanton Brothers book before, you could do a lot worse than…

Recommended Read: Layla’s Score by Andy Rausch

Lefty is a hitman, like his father before him. After killing a man and his wife, Lefty decides to raise their infant daughter Layla as his own. When he picks-up a two million dollar hit on a psychotic gangster, Lefty enlists the help of two of his father’s former cronies and heads off to Detroit…

Updates! A new interview, a few reviews and a Portrait …

Bits and bobs have been going recently, so I’ll give you a brief update, if you’re that way inclined … I have an interview with Tony Eames up at NFReads … ‘What is/are the real-life story(ies) behind your book(s)? I draw a lot from real-life: actual incidents, people, names. My most recent publication, Gumshoe Blues,…

Gumshoe Blues: The Peter Ord Yarns is OUT NOW!

GUMSHOE BLUES: THE PETER ORD YARNS was published by CLOSE TO THE BONE yesterday, and it’s already picked up a couple of more than decent reviews. Over at THE DARK TIMES, Elgin Bleeker says: ‘Funny and noir are two words not frequently linked. But Paul D. Brazill, master of the comic crime novel and short…

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…