Recommended Read: Violent By Design by Paul Heatley

Violent By Design takes place in the aftermath of the events in Paul Heatley’s brilliant Eye For An Eye.  Gangster Neil Doyle is hoping to go legit with his new nightclub and is unaware that one of hs drug houses has been ripped off. Things invariablt spiral violently out of control when his right-hand-man Jimmy…

Recommended Read: The Runner by Paul Heatley

Jackson Stobbart is given the unenviable task of taking care of Newcastle gangster Danny Hoy’s cash-stash. When Jackson’s girlfriend does a runner with the money, he sets off to track her down and get it back – before the psychopathic Hoy finds out he’s been ripped off. The Runner is another short, sharp knockout from…

Short, Sharp Interview: Paul Heatley

PDB: What’s going on?   Nothing much, I’m just coming off a chest infection so I’m taking my time with most things as I get breathless very easily. Other than that, it’s same old, same old. Plugging away, writing, reading – the usual.   PDB: Do you listen to music when you work?   Sometimes,…

An Interview And A Few Tidy Reviews For Last Year’s Man.

There’s a lot of it about … Over at TOE SIX PRESS,  Sandra Ruttan asks me about Last Year’s Man and she reviews it too! She says: ‘I love an author who can engage me and surprise me and give me a complicated protagonist to root for. If you do too, you’ll find Last Year’s Man to…

Pre-order Last Year’s Man

LAST YEAR’S MAN by Paul D. Brazill  PRE-ORDER NOW! Available 06/22/2018. LAST YEAR’S MAN by Paul D. Brazill — Published by All Due Respect, an imprint of Down & Out Books (June 2018). eBook Formats — SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICING: $2.99 Description A troubled, ageing hit man leaves London and returns to his hometown in the…

FIVE CRIME FICTION FAVOURITES FROM 2017.

From my decidedly faulty memory, I’ve picked 5 crime fiction books, films and TV shows that I enjoyed in 2017. There were others, of course, and plenty of pleasures outside the genre too – The Love Witch, Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, and Damnation, for example. Anyway, here you go: FILM DOG EAT DOG I…

Recommended Read: Eye For An Eye by Paul Heatley

Jasmine Doyle and her friends are messing about in a pub after hours when one of them throws a dart which hits Jasmine in the eye.  Her gangster dad Neil is soon out for revenge, calling in old stalwart Graeme to track down the perpetrator of the crime. Paul Heatley’s Eye For An Eye is…

Recommended Read: Fatboy by Paul Heatley

Joey has had enough. His girlfriend has left him, taking their young son with her. He comes close to losing a bar job that he hates, and he is regularly verbally abused by one of his customers, a  local big shot. So he hits on a plan that will sort everything out. Of course, in…

Recommended Reads: March 2017

Moorlands by Jason Beech Larry is a burglar who needs to get his hands on some cash. Sharpish. When his step- father – a retired cop – asks him to track down his errant sister , he has the chance of a way out of  his financial problems but Larry soon digs himself even deeper…

Short, Sharp Interview: Paul Heatley

PDB: Can you pitch FATBOY in 25 words or less? Latino barkeep Joey attempts to regain his family and exact brutal revenge upon the racist businessman that hassles him, all at the same time. PDB: Which music, books, films, songs or television shows do you wish you had written? Music-wise, anything by Mark Lanegan or…

Paul Heatley Reviews A Case Of Noir

Over at Amazon.co.uk: 5.0 out of 5 stars Brit abroad Some great stuff here from the master of Brit Grit Paul D. Brazill. Each of the five stories (connected via hard-drinking, fast-loving Brit abroad Luke Case) builds upon the last and connects wonderfully to a denouement that masterfully rounds out Case’s character development.

Have A Brit Grit Christmas!

I asked a bunch of Brit Grit writers about their favourite Christmas book, film and song, and this is what they said: Martina Cole: Well my favourite Christmas book has to be John Updike and Edward Gorey’s ‘The Twelve Terrors of Christmas.’ Film has to be Lon Chaney as The Wolfman. I love old horrors…

Recommended Read: The Motel Whore by Paul Heatley

Paul Heatley’s The Motel Whore is a short, sharp look at a day in the life of Joanie, who works as a prostitute in room 16 of a sleazy motel, somewhere in the middle of nowhere. Rich with great characters, The Motel Whore is sad, brutal and completely enthralling.