Before The Moon Falls by Paul D. Brazill

Before The Moon Falls Duffy awakes drowning in sweat. Still smothered by bad dreams. Gunshots echo through his brain. Then the sound of helicopter blades. Screams. It takes him a moment to adjust to the surroundings; the room looks unfamiliar in the wan light. Slowly, his eyes make out the details of his sparse livingContinue reading “Before The Moon Falls by Paul D. Brazill”

Henry Brock Reviews Cold London Blues

And says: ‘ 5 out of 5 stars  London is a violent violent town February 21, 2018 There are so many gems in Paul D. Brazill’s “Cold London Blues” that this review could contain nothing but a bulleted list. If I did that, surely it would be enough to convince you that you need to read thisContinue reading “Henry Brock Reviews Cold London Blues”

Recommended Read: Kiss The Devil Goodnight by Jonathan Woods

Bill Derringer is an Iraq war veteran who is having trouble making ends meet. When he and his wife Edie take their two kids to visit Edie’s Aunt Ida, she turns out to be a lot more than Bill had bargained for and things soon spiral wildly out of control. Jonathan Woods’ ‘Kiss The DevilContinue reading “Recommended Read: Kiss The Devil Goodnight by Jonathan Woods”

Recommended Read: Back To The World by James Shaffer

Johnny Piper is raised and home-schooled by his strong and smart mother until his father returns home from the Korean War and things go awry. Johnny is eventually sent off to fight in the Vietnam War leaving his boozing, gambling father to dig the family deeper into the mire. James Shaffer’s Back To The WorldContinue reading “Recommended Read: Back To The World by James Shaffer”

Short, Sharp Interview: Will Viharo

PDB: What’s going on? You got me. PDB: Do you listen to music when you work? Always. Mostly classic jazz and moody film scores. Currently both soundtrack albums for “Twin Peaks: the Return.” PDB: What makes you laugh? Zombies. PDB: What’s the best cure for a hangover? Sex. Clears your sinuses. Brush your teeth first.Continue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Will Viharo”

A Film For Friday: Small Crimes

Small Crimes is a sharp, short slice of noir based on David Zeltserman’s classic cult novel.  A low-key, quirky crime film that is packed with great nuanced performances. Tightly directed with a gripping screenplay that smartly straddles the razors edge of noir and absurdity. Rich characters with a marvellously self-deluded and engaging protagonist. Small CrimesContinue reading “A Film For Friday: Small Crimes”


Out now,  AJOKORTTI HELVETTIIN is a Finnish language crime fiction/ flash fiction anthology  edited by Juri Nummelin, of the acclaimed Pulpetti blog. Juri says: ‘Ajokortti helvettiin (“License to Hell”, according to the short story the title was taken from), is a collection of flash fiction stories I published in my short-lived Ässä magazine (plus three newContinue reading “AJOKORTTI HELVETTIIN”

Recommended Read: Kill Em With Kindness by CS DeWildt

Nick is a small-town, small-time dope dealer who is haunted by the death of his wife. One night at his local bar, he helps out a local gangster’s girlfriend and finds himself dragged into a world of violence. CS DeWildt’s Kill Em With Kindness is a classic modern noir. Brutal, cruel, blackly funny, and evenContinue reading “Recommended Read: Kill Em With Kindness by CS DeWildt”