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 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 comeContinue reading “A Great Review For Small Time Crimes”

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”

Small Time Crimes is OUT NOW!

Hit-men, con men, jewel thieves, career criminals, killers, crooks and cannibals. They all congregate between the pages of Paul D. Brazill’s Small Time Crimes – a brutal and blackly comic collection of short stories and flash fiction that views the world at its most askew. ‘Paul D. Brazill’s “Small Time Crimes” boils from the sameContinue reading “Small Time Crimes is OUT NOW!”

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.”

Recommended Read: Histories Of The Dead by Math Bird

‘History’s never written by the dead.’ Math Bird’s Histories Of The Dead is a brutal and brilliant short story collection that is bookended by two truly powerful short stories- ‘Histories Of The Dead’ and ‘Billy Star.’ The rest of the stories in the collection are just as well-written, moving and compelling. These are evocative storiesContinue reading “Recommended Read: Histories Of The Dead by Math Bird”

Pre-Order Small Time Crimes

‘Hit-men, con men, jewel thieves, career criminals, killers, crooks and cannibals. They all congregate between the pages of Paul D. Brazill’s Small Time Crimes – a brutal and blackly comic collection of short stories and flash fiction that views the world at its most askew.’ Small Time Crimes is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com,Continue reading “Pre-Order Small Time Crimes”

Small Time Crimes Cover Reveal

The Dorset Book Detective  has revealed the cover of my forthcoming Near To The Knuckle  story collection, Small Time Crimes. And here it is! ‘Hit-men, con men, jewel thieves, career criminals, killers, crooks and cannibals. They all congregate between the pages of Paul D. Brazill’s Small Time Crimes- a brutal and blackly comic collection ofContinue reading “Small Time Crimes Cover Reveal”

Recommended Read: Monday’s Meal by Les Edgerton

Who makes the best beer in the world? Maybe the Czechs or Belgians. But when it comes to short stories, well, the American’s pretty much rule the roost, they really do. Flannery O’ Connor, Raymond Carver, Dorothy Parker, Charles Bukowski, Richard Ford,  Kyle Minor. Loads and loads more. And you can add Les Edgerton to that list, of course.Continue reading “Recommended Read: Monday’s Meal by Les Edgerton”

Nick Sweeney is at Polski Noir

TRANSAKCJA – NICK SWEENEY (PRZEŁ. ALEKSANDRA GUZIK) ‘Witek Galicki nie mógł tego wieczoru nazwać sukcesem. Kobieta uśmiechnęła się w sposób, który można by wziąć za zachętę, ale Witek zsunął się z niej delikatnie i uniósł rękę w przepraszającym geście. Odwrócił się tyłem i przysiadł na brzegu łóżka. „Nieudana transakcja” pomyślał.’ Read the rest here.

Grab Exiles: An Outsider Anthology for only 99p/ 99c!

To celebrate the latest ALIBI  noir festival in Slovenia, EXILES: AN OUTSIDER ANTHOLOGY is currently only 99c / 99p! A powerful Noir short story collection edited by the Bukowski of Noir, Paul D. Brazill. Exiles features 26 outsiders-themed stories by some of the greatest crime and noir writers, K. A. Laity, Chris Rhatigan, Steven Porter,Continue reading “Grab Exiles: An Outsider Anthology for only 99p/ 99c!”

#FRIDAY FLASH: Thicker Than Blood

TODAY ‘The thing is, Bren,’ says Craig, kissing his bloody knuckles, ‘you’ve just got to face facts sometime. You might be a nicer bloke than your Tony. Well, in fact, you are nicer. Much nicer. But your kid is more likeable. It’s just one of those things. And that’s why he always ends up gettingContinue reading “#FRIDAY FLASH: Thicker Than Blood”

Short, Sharp Interview: L A Sykes

PDB: What’s going on?   Sorting out some manuscripts and working on some more short fiction. Also, Near To The Knuckle are putting out the full collection of my short stories and flash fiction in a volume entitled Noir Medley.   PDB: Do you listen to music when you work?   No, the quieter theContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: L A Sykes”

Recommended Read: Tales From The Underbelly by Aidan Thorn

Aidan Thorn’s Tales From The Underbelly is a collection of hard-hitting, interconnected crime stories, and is pure Brit Grit. The collection kicks off with a fistful of short, sharp jabs of flash fiction and ends with a couple of longer pieces which really show Thorn’s strengths. A Sporting Chance is the story of a localContinue reading “Recommended Read: Tales From The Underbelly by Aidan Thorn”