Recommended Read: Blood Line by Paul Heatley

Tom Rollins is a former CIA operative who is AWOL and on the run. When his younger brother and his wife are attacked my a neo-Nazi group, Rollins makes it his business to get involved – with violent results. I’m a big fan of Paul Heatley‘s previous books – brit grit, lowlife noir, dirty realismContinue reading “Recommended Read: Blood Line by Paul Heatley”

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 JimmyContinue reading “Recommended Read: Violent By Design by Paul Heatley”

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 fromContinue reading “Recommended Read: The Runner by Paul Heatley”

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,Continue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Paul Heatley”

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 toContinue reading “An Interview And A Few Tidy Reviews For Last Year’s Man.”

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 theContinue reading “Pre-order Last Year’s Man”


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 IContinue reading “FIVE CRIME FICTION FAVOURITES FROM 2017.”

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 isContinue reading “Recommended Read: Eye For An Eye by Paul Heatley”

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 deeperContinue reading “Recommended Reads: March 2017”

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 orContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Paul Heatley”

Paul Heatley Reviews A Case Of Noir

Over at 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 horrorsContinue reading “Have A Brit Grit Christmas!”