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 himContinue reading “Tom Leins Reviews Last Year’s Man”

Mark Hewitt Reviews Last Year’s Man

Over at, 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 likeContinue reading “Mark Hewitt Reviews Last Year’s Man”

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 bibulousContinue reading “Graham Wynd Reviews Small Time Crimes”

A Great Review For Small Time Crimes

Over at, 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 comeContinue reading “A Great Review For Small Time Crimes”

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. PerfectContinue reading “A Couple More Tasty Reviews For Last Year’s Man”

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 andContinue reading “Small Time Crimes Gets Its First Review.”

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, Kevin McNamara also reviews Last Year’s Man and says:Continue reading “A Short Interview and A Few Tasty Reviews”

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 tightlyContinue reading “Another Top Review for Last Year’s Man”

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 pageContinue reading “Jack D McLean Reviews Last Year’s Man”

An Interview And A Few Tidy Reviews For Last Year’s Man.

There’s a lot of it about … Over at TOE SIX PRESS,  Sandra Ruttan asks me about Last Year’s Man and she reviews it too! She says: ‘I love an author who can engage me and surprise me and give me a complicated protagonist to root for. If you do too, you’ll find Last Year’s Man toContinue reading “An Interview And A Few Tidy Reviews For Last Year’s Man.”

Graham Wynd Reviews Last Year’s Man

And says: ‘From blood-soaked shenanigans to effortlessly clever banter, there’s everything you’d expect and more. The motif of the hitman haunted by his past gets a fresh angle as disgraced Tommy Bennett returns to Seatown, the northern coastal city where his past awaits him. A wild mix of musical and pop culture references come atContinue reading “Graham Wynd Reviews Last Year’s Man”

I’m Interviewed by Mark Ramsden

Ace transgressive fiction  writer Mark Ramsden has some nice things to say about my writing and then we have a little natter: ‘In the mid 20th century there were light-hearted crime novels about decent chaps with a taste for adventure. The Saint. The Toff. Perhaps, like Paul Temple, they had a cockney manservant and livedContinue reading “I’m Interviewed by Mark Ramsden”

Another Top Review For A Case Of Noir

Over at, Kevin McNamara says: ‘I very much enjoyed this gem from Mr. Brazill. A fast set of interwoven stories about a man on the run from his past. Set in several European countries, our “hero” stumbles into awkward situations and somehow seems to extricate himself in one piece. There are twist and turnsContinue reading “Another Top Review For A Case Of Noir”