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…

A Couple More Tasty Reviews For Last Year’s Man

Over at Goodreads top pulp writer  Todd Morr says: ‘Brazil keeps the pace moving providing Plenty of action, dark humor and sharp dialog in this stark tale of an aging hitman forced to go back to his hometown after he runs into trouble. Of course, his old stomping ground are not exactly trouble free. Perfect…

Small Time Crimes Gets Its First Review.

Over at Ciarfella’s Fiction Corner, Lisa  Ciarfella says: ‘Hey all, Coming at ya on a rare Saturday with a crime fiction review that just can’t wait. This week, I’m serving up Paul D. Brazill’s “Small Time Crimes,”a hard-hitting, fast paced, and darkly comic collection of short tales that go down easy as your favorite ale! Brazill’s pace and…

A Short Interview and A Few Tasty Reviews

Over at Unlawful Acts, Indie Crime Mastermind David Nemeth takes a look at Last Year’s Man and says: ‘“Last Year’s Man” is a one-sitting book, so grab a pint or two or maybe some whiskey, sit back and enjoy.’ Read the rest here. Over at Amazon.com, Kevin McNamara also reviews Last Year’s Man and says:…

Another Top Review for Last Year’s Man

Over at Goodreads, Dave Wilde says: ‘Last Year’s Man is British Noir the Queen herself would be proud of. The flavor, the atmosphere, the sense of it all feels like it came from that side of the Pond. It’s a fairly short novel like old pulps used to be. But, the writing is so tightly…

Jack D McLean Reviews Last Year’s Man

Crime thriller writer Jack D McClean (aka Jack Strange) reviews LAST YEAR’S MAN over at his blog and says: ‘I’m a big fan of Paul Brazill’s use of prose. His books have other virtues, of course, beyond his writing style, but the fact that he’s a prose stylist deserves special mention. On almost every page…