Top Tips: Recommended Reads

The Street Martyr by T. Fox Durnham Over the years, America has given us an abundance of great urban poets, such as Johnny Thunders, Chester Himes, Tom Waits, George V. Higgins, Bruce Springsteen, Nelson Algren, Martin Scorsese and John Cassavetes. Poets that simultaneously eulogise, celebrate and chastise the neon soaked and blood stained streets ofContinue reading “Top Tips: Recommended Reads”

What The Hell Is Brit Grit ?

  America may well be the  official home of pulp and noir but the United Kingdom, long  perceived as the land of tame Dame Agatha style cozies and stuck-up, Latin quoting police detectives, also has a grubby underbelly which has produced plenty of gritty crime writing. And there is a new wave of Brit GritContinue reading “What The Hell Is Brit Grit ?”

Short, Sharp Interview: Pete Sortwell

PDB: Can you pitch THE VILLAGE IDIOT REVIEWS in 25 words or less? It’s a comedy novella based around a load of idiots leaving reviews of things they’ve bought. It’s also the funniest thing I’ve ever written. PDB: Which books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? I’ve enjoyed watching Mrs Biggs. AlsoContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Pete Sortwell”