Dee Arr reviews Gumshoe Blues

Over at Amazon.com, broadcaster Dee Arr gives Gumshoe Blues a HELL of a good FIVE STAR review: ‘Dark, Humorous, Liquor-Drenched: Just a Stroll Through Seatown Welcome to a place where ethics and loyalty might rely on who bought the last round. Peter Ord is our detective/tour guide, and we are treated to an intimate peek…

A Few More Top Reviews For Gumshoe Blues

Well, GUMSHOE BLUES: THE PETER ORD YARNS continues to garner some well tasty reviews. At THE HAUNTED PEN, David Burnham says: ‘Brazill’s descriptive work shines as he paints a written image of the colorful, memorable characters and places Ord encounters – pubs, bars, strip joints, cemeteries, and caravan sites to list just a few. I…

A Few More Top Reviews for Gumshoe Blues

GUMSHOE BLUES: THE PETER ORD YARNS continues to get the thumbs up from readers. Over at Goodreads, Kevin McNamara says: ‘Another fast read from Paul Brazill, this book is about Seatown PI Peter Ord. Filled with colorful characters and Mr. Brazill’s wonderful wit, these are stories from a seedy town and a new PI who…

A Couple of Top Reviews for Gumshoe Blues

Over at Amazon.com, Mark Slade and Beth Fine have given GUMSHOE BLUES 5 STAR REVIEWS, which is very nice indeed. Mark Slade says: ‘One of my favorite crime writers is back and doesnt disappoint! My man, Paul Brazill spins some great crime tales!‘ and Beth Fine says: ‘Paul Brazill succeeds with Gumshoe Blues by keeping…

Updates! A new interview, a few reviews and a Portrait …

Bits and bobs have been going recently, so I’ll give you a brief update, if you’re that way inclined … I have an interview with Tony Eames up at NFReads … ‘What is/are the real-life story(ies) behind your book(s)? I draw a lot from real-life: actual incidents, people, names. My most recent publication, Gumshoe Blues,…

Gumshoe Blues is reviewed at STORGY MAGAZINE

Over at STORGY MAGAZINE, Barbara F. Jones takes an early look at GUMSHOE BLUES – which will be published by CLOSE TO THE BONE  at the end of the month. She says it’s ‘A thoroughly enjoyable read. Brazill’s vivid imagery doubled with his noir-yet-comical style make it impossible to put down.‘ Read the rest of…

Some Top Reviews

  My books have had some very tasty reviews lately, which is nice. Over at The Dark Time, ace crime writer Elgin Bleeker reviews Last Year’s Man and says: ‘Picking up a novel by Paul D. Brazill, a reader can expect fast paced action, humorous observations, funny dialogue, and a seedy, noir quality. His book,…

Last Year’s Man makes 10th Rule Books’ best 5 books from 2018

They say: ‘In no particular order our favorite books from 2018: Know Me From Smoke – Matt Phillips – Fahrenheit 13 This one is old school noir done right. The dialog cuts and so do the knives. Convicted killer Royal Atkins finds himself back on the streets and in a relationship with Stella Radney, a…

Supernatural Noir A Go Go!

Well, Supernatural Noir was published a couple of days ago on Halloween and it’s all happening! Graham Wynd kicks off #Noirvember with a look at Supernatural Noir and says: ‘I didn’t even know how much I missed Roman Dalton, his werewolf detective, until I started reading through the stories again. Netflix ought to swoop in and…

Tom Leins Reviews Last Year’s Man

Over at his Dirty Books blog, Tom Leins, the grittiest of all Brit Grit writers, says: ‘The rumpled, world-weary triggerman – with a long memory, and an even longer list of health complaints – is a perfect conduit for Brazill’s quirky storytelling style, and the story itself (think Get Carter played for laughs) allows him…

Mark Hewitt Reviews Last Year’s Man

Over at Amazon.co.uk, Mark Hewitt says: ‘5 out of 5 stars Paul D Brazill is this year’s man when it comes to noir The best from Paul so far in my humble opinion and the rest set a high standard. Highly recommended. Thank goodness the book is fiction as I would hate to live anywhere like…

Graham Wynd Reviews Small Time Crimes

And Graham says: ‘Raymond Chandler advised struggling writers, “When in doubt…have a man come through a door with a gun in his hand” and the story would work itself out. I’d say the Brazill corollary is, ‘When in doubt have a man head to a pub.’ While many of his characters try to reform their ways both bibulous…

A Great Review For Small Time Crimes

Over at Amazon.co.uk, Mark Hammonds says: ‘Mr Brazill has honed his craft in this collection of tales, some old, some new, to that of the short, sharp, smart uppercut. Rapid reversals of fortune have always been his stock in trade, but here they’ll give you whiplash. The trademark roguery is there and the one-liners come…