A Film For Friday: Lowlife

From Wikipedia: ‘Lowlife is a 2017 American comedy crime film co-written and directed by Ryan Prows and stars Nicki Micheaux. It had its world premiere at the 2017 Fantasia International Film Festival.’ Lowlife Official Website.

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 this…

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 Devil…

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 World…

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….

Recommended Read: A Dish Served Cold by B R Stateham.

B R Stateham’s Smitty is back and he’s out to avenge the death of a cop. A Dish Served Cold is a classic slice of hardboiled -pulp-noir, tinged with the supernatural. Another knockout from Near To The Knuckle.

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 Crimes…

#FRIDAY FLASH: The Company Man

Jose opened the waiting room door. Six men, wearing grey suits identical to his, were sat staring straight ahead. Their hands were palm down on their knees. Jose walked in and took a seat next to the reception desk.  He put his hands on his knees and sniffed. He sniffed again. ‘Would you like a…


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 new…

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 even…

Recommended Read: Small Change by Andrez Bergen

When hardboiled private eye Roy Scherer inherits an unwanted side-kick, in the nerdy form of Suzie Miller, they soon embark on a series of wild, way out and weird adventures. Andrez Bergen’s Small Change is an interconnected collection of short stories and vignettes that  smartly mixes up Raymond Chandler with Jim Jarmusch and Scooby Doo….

Out Now! Kill Me Quick! by Paul D. Brazill

We’re all lying in the gutter. But some of us are staring at the spaces between the stars… Seatown may not have a lot going for it – apart from the Roy Orbison lookalikes and Super Seventies Special every Thursday night, of course – but it is at least the place Mark Hammonds calls home….