In the Devil’s Name by Paul D. Brazill

Isabelle told the man with the porkpie hat that she had only stopped off at the bar for a couple of drinks to drown her sorrows and that it really wasn’t the sort of establishment that she usually frequented. ‘My father’s funeral, you know?’ she croaked, eyes down, as if she were playing bingo. SinceContinue reading “In the Devil’s Name by Paul D. Brazill”

Recommended Read: Rival Sons by Aidan Thorn

In Rival Sons, Kyle Gordon returns to his home town to take care of his dying mother only to find the place in an even worse state than when he’d left it. And it’s all down to his younger brother Graham, a lone shark and drug dealer.  Aidan Thorn’s Rival Sons is a brutal andContinue reading “Recommended Read: Rival Sons by Aidan Thorn”

DEADLINES: A TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM E. WALLACE edited by Chris Rhatigan and Ron Earl Phillips

PRE-ORDER NOW! Available 09/28/2018. DEADLINES: A TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM E. WALLACE edited by Chris Rhatigan and Ron Earl Phillips — Published by Shotgun Honey, an imprint of Down & Out Books (September 2018) • Trade Paperback — $16.95 (includes FREE digital formats!) • eBook Formats — $6.99 The download link for the ebook (as aContinue reading “DEADLINES: A TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM E. WALLACE edited by Chris Rhatigan and Ron Earl Phillips”

Short, Sharp Interview: Beau Johnson

PDB: What’s going on? BJ:  Let’s see…oh yes, I have a new book coming out.  It’s called THE BIG MACHINE EATS.  A loose follow-up to my first collection, A BETTER KIND OF HATE, it includes direct sequels to a few of the stories found there, and of course, the ongoing narrative of Bishop Rider, butContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Beau Johnson”

Recommended Read: Slaughterhouse Blues by Nick Kolakowski

Fiona and Bill – the stars of Kolakowski’s cracking debut A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps – are  lovers on the lam  from New York gangsters The Rockaway Mob. Bill is hiding out in Havana and Fiona is taking a job in Nicuragura when they are tracked down. Mayhem and violence quickly ensue. Like A Brutal BunchContinue reading “Recommended Read: Slaughterhouse Blues by Nick Kolakowski”

Short, Sharp Interview: Tom Pitts

PDB: What’s going on? Other than signs of the apocalypse flaring up in the headlines every day? I’m out there hitting the circuit, promoting my new novel American Static. PDB: Do you listen to music when you work? Fuck no! I can’t do it. I think perhaps I could when I was younger, but theseContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Tom Pitts”

Submissions

Book submissions are currently open at ALL DUE RESPECT, the splendid publishers who’ve put out books by the likes of Rob Pierce, Paul Heatley, Eric Beetner, Marietta Miles, Alec Cizak, and even me. They say: Submissions are open. What we want: low-life literature. Criminals, thugs, douchebags, cheaters, gamblers, pickpockets, ne’er-do-wells, guns, cigarettes, bath salts, booze, beer,Continue reading “Submissions”

Keep It Simple. Keep It Short.

  I think I’ve always liked singles more than LPs. Preferred the short, sharp burst of a 45 rpm vinyl to 33 and 1/3 rpm of a few decent tunes padded out with fillers. And maybe that’s why I was drawn to flash fiction. I started off my crime writing ‘career’ – arf – submittingContinue reading “Keep It Simple. Keep It Short.”

Updates, News Etc

There’s a lot of it about. First up, the paperback of TOO MANY CROOKS is out now! You can grab it at BARNES&NOBLE, AMAZON, and a few other places, I’m sure, Also, the paperback of COLD LONDON BLUES is now available from Amazon.com  A CASE OF NOIR will soon be given a reboot from thoseContinue reading “Updates, News Etc”

#FRIDAY FLASH: In The Devil’s Name

Isabelle told the man with the porkpie hat that she had only stopped off at the bar for a couple of drinks to drown her sorrows and that it really wasn’t the sort of establishment that she usually frequented. ‘My father’s funeral, you know?’ she croaked, eyes down, as if she were playing bingo. SinceContinue reading “#FRIDAY FLASH: In The Devil’s Name”

Short, Sharp Interview: Marie S. Crosswell

PDB: What’s going on now? My novella, Texas, Hold Your Queens just came out a couple weeks ago. This is my first formally published book, so that’s pretty cool. I have another novella, Lone Star on a Cowboy Heart, coming out at the end of July from a different press. PDB: How did you researchContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Marie S. Crosswell”