Luke Case, the story so far …
Sotto le lenzuola del profondo nord europeo: dalla Stoccolma noir di Andrea Mariani con il suo “Sex Tape” alla Varsavia popolata di gangster e prostitute dipinta da Paul D.Brazill in “Rosso Esperanto”. Fernando Coratelli ci invita a Mainz (“Lì dove niente può succedere”) fra letti disfatti, una donna fatale e alcuni misteri da svelare, tocca a “L’appartamento” di Batsceba Hardy introdurci in una Berlino misteriosa e teneramente orgiastica. Tenerezza e mistero che ne “L’escapista” di Eva Clesis ambientato a Praga si tingono di paranormale mentre a Cheb, Fausto Rampazzo con Ermione celebra la confessione collettiva in chiave erotica di “Solo peccati veniali”. Sarà invece il britannico Richard Godwin, con “L’ora segreta” a scegliere Londra per le avventure di uno spericolato seduttore nel mirino della malavita. Quanto alla Manchester di Cristiana Danila Formetta si consiglia di leggere il suo “Strangeways here we come”, un cocktail forte di sesso, amore e musica, ascoltando l’omonimo album degli Smiths.
My most recent novelette, Death On A Hot Afternoon, has now been translated into Italian by those smart folk at Atlantis.
Morte A Madrid has a spanking new cover, tailored made for the Italian market, and you can get it here along with Rosso Esperanto and the English versions.
Or from Amazon.
One of the areas touched upon in the first chapter of my novella A CASE OF NOIR is the rather, louche and down-at-heel world of Warsaw’s ex-pat EFL teachers.
The ‘flotsam and jetsam of life’ that make their living teaching English in Poland’s capital.
To give you a further — and very noir — taste of that bitter-sweet life here’s All About Steve, a documentary that was made a few years ago by James Torr and Jonathan Walsh.
The focus of All About Steve is a teacher known as EFL Steve who mysteriously disappeared from Warsaw after claiming he was being poisoned by a sinister group. As the mystery unravels we also get a good look at EFL life in Warsaw, and its various odds and sods.
ATLANTIS eBooks have launched a funky new website and a host of new titles.ATLANTIS is the dark spawn of Lite Editions, a highly successful publisher of erotic eBooks. With Atlantis, publishers Lorenzo Mazzoni and Marco Belli decided to produce a series of noir novelettes, taking place in various cities around the world.
Contributors to the series so far include Brit Grit and dark fiction writer Richard Godwin, whose lyrical and delirious The Secret Hour takes place in London. His follow up to The Secret Hour is called The Edge Of Desire and is set in Paris.
Here’s the blurb:
‘Paris Tongue is back with the sequel of The Secret Hour! From the pen of Richard Godwin a new perfect sexy noir set in France’s capital city … Not to be missed.’
Making his Atlantis debut with Lotus Blue is A.J. Savage ‘a writer who was born in England and lives in Japan. His writing has been published in True Brit Grit and Pulp Metal Magazine.’
‘Thailand is a loser’s paradise. Harry Marx is picking up the pieces of his life and looking for inspiration in the land of smiles. He finds it in Lotus Blue. But she is not what she seems to be. A sordid tale of brutal betrayal and a savage short story from A.J. Savage.’
Here’s the blurb:
‘After Red Esperanto, Luke Case, freelance journalist, moves to Madrid from Warsaw. From the pen of Paul D. Brazill, a new short story as noir as ever.’
The novelettes are all available in Italian and English from ATLANTIS or the various Amazons and Barnes & Noble type places around the world.
Red Esperanto by Paul D. Brazill.
A new short story from Atlantis eBooks.
Out now at Amazon UK.
Available in Italian very, very soon.
Red Esperanto is part of a series of short stories, or novelettes, commissioned by the Italian publisher Lite Editions. Each story takes place in a different city. Red Esperanto takes place in Warsaw, Poland, a city I lived in for a few years.
Other writers contributing to this series include K A Laity and Richard Godwin.