Recommended Read: Bad Penny Blues by Cathi Unsworth

At the start of the Swinging Sixties, a serial killer nicknamed Jack The Stripper stalked te streets of West London. In Bad Penny Blues, Cathi Unsworth smartly weaves together fact and fiction as she tells the stories of Stella – a young fashion- designer who is haunted by visons of the dead women – andContinue reading “Recommended Read: Bad Penny Blues by Cathi Unsworth”

Recommended Read: The Not Knowing by Cathi Unsworth

Published in 2005, Cathi Unsworth’s The Not Knowing was her first novel. It is set in London in the early ’90s and what a great slice of London life it is. Diane Kemp is a journalist working for the trendy Lux magazine. When an uber-hip British film director goes missing she is dragged into theContinue reading “Recommended Read: The Not Knowing by Cathi Unsworth”

About Punk Noir Magazine

via About Punk Noir Magazine ‘Both punk and noir are words that have been so overused and misused that they pretty much mean nothing now. They’re random adjectives that are regularly added in a scattershot way, so combining them allows a lot of scope for the site. No sense? Nonsense!‘ Punk Noir Magazine  is purportedlyContinue reading “About Punk Noir Magazine”

Last Year’s Man Rides Again!

  For those of you that enjoyed my book LAST YEAR’S MAN, the protagonist Tommy Bennett is back. The Tommy Bennett yarn ‘Baby’s Got A Gun‘ – title filched from The Only Ones – is included in the anthology A TIME FOR VIOLENCE: STORIES WITH AN EDGE. The anthology is published by CLOSE TO THEContinue reading “Last Year’s Man Rides Again!”

Short, Sharp Interview: Tom Pitts

PDB: You latest book is called 101. What’s it all about? In a nutshell, it’s set against the Northern California pot business on the cusp of legalization. A kid on the run from trouble in San Francisco goes to hide out there and brings a whole lot of trouble with him. There’s a wild arrayContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Tom Pitts”

Recommended Read: Broken Dreams by Nick Quantrill

Nick Quantrill’s Broken Dreams is a cracking book. It’s the story of a Private Investigator following a muddy and bloodstained trail through a battle scarred Northern city. PI Joe Geraghty- like his hometown Hull-  has both taken many a good kicking and is trying to get back on his feet. Broken Dreams is realistic and romantic –Continue reading “Recommended Read: Broken Dreams by Nick Quantrill”

Recommended Read: I Swear I Was There by David Nolan

David Nolan’s  I Swear I Was There – Sex Pistols, Manchester and the Gig that Changed the World is a hell of a yarn that ostensibly tells the story of the Sex Pistols’ impact on the Manchester music scene in the mid-1970s.  It focuses on three events – the Sex Pistols‘ first gig at Manchester’s LesserContinue reading “Recommended Read: I Swear I Was There by David Nolan”

SMALL TIME CRIMES’ SOUNDTRACK

Well, I’ve certainly lifted plenty of story and book titles from songs over the years. Small Time Crimes, my new collection, has more than a few yarns with titles nicked from songs I like. Chelsea Girls I suspect most people would think that the title Chelsea Girls was pilfered from the 1967 Andy Warhol film andContinue reading “SMALL TIME CRIMES’ SOUNDTRACK”

David Nemeth interviews me at Do Some Damage

‘David: I enjoyed one of your latest books, “Last Year’s Man” which displays the wit in your writing. So, what makes Brits funnier than Americans? Kidding. A bit of a safer question, what is it that makes the English so damn funny? Paul: I think the Brits revel in our own ridiculousness, we know that life andContinue reading “David Nemeth interviews me at Do Some Damage”

Small Time Crimes’ Soundtrack at Toe Six Press

Well, I’ve certainly lifted plenty of story and book titles from songs over the years. Small Time Crimes, my new collection, has more than a few yarns with titles nicked from songs I like. Over at Toe Six Press, I talk about those songs. ‘Chelsea Girls I suspect most people would think that the titleContinue reading “Small Time Crimes’ Soundtrack at Toe Six Press”

Because The Night is at Pulp Metal Magazine

Pulp Metal Magazine is shutting up shop, at least for the time being. And my contribution to its funeral is a little yarn called Because The Night. ‘Mark Finney’s footsteps echoed as he walked across the rusty, metal railway bridge. A steely fog was spreading itself across the town and he could no longer seeContinue reading “Because The Night is at Pulp Metal Magazine”

No One Is Innocent at Retreats From Oblivion.

Noir Con‘s online journal –Retreats From Oblivion– have published a slice of my Brit Grit called No One Is Innocent. ‘Marjorie shuffled through the door to the snug and switched on the lights. She pressed a button and the dusty Wurlitzer jukebox burst to life. Jane Morgan belted out ‘The Day The Rains Came.’ InContinue reading “No One Is Innocent at Retreats From Oblivion.”