‘The stories in The Last Laugh are vivid and violent slices of Brit Grit and international noir, full of gaudy characters and dialogue sharp enough to cut your throat. The Last Laugh is a violent and blackly comic look at life through a shot glass darkly.’ From France, to Spain, to the northeast of England,Continue reading “The LAST LAUGH: CRIME STORIES BY PAUL D. BRAZILL”
Ten Sycamore Hill was, in Peter James’ mind, the font of all of his misfortunes. While women, work, cars and kids came and went, the only constant in Peter’s turbulent life – apart from the copious amounts of alcohol that he consumed, of course – was that weather-beaten Victorian detached house overlooking Hart Village; itsContinue reading “A Story For Sunday: This Old House”
The Weather Prophet It had been another one of those seemingly endless days when, like King Midas in reverse, everything I touched turned to shit. True, cold calling was a thankless and futile task at the best of times. In fact, most people in the company hated it but me, well, I just seemed to have a knackContinue reading “The Weather Prophet”
I WAS GOING to tell you about why I killed Lewis Quad and how he’d had it coming to him. How he’d asked for it and deserved everything he got. Tell you what an evil bastard he was and how many lives he’d destroyed over the years. All the shitty little things he’d done just becauseContinue reading “Dead Pimp In A Trunk by Paul D. Brazill”
A few of my eBooks are ON SALE at the moment, so grab ’em while they’re hot, if you fancy! MAN OF THE WORLD LAST YEAR’S MAN THE LAST LAUGH A CASE OF NOIR TOO MANY CROOKS KILL ME QUICK
THE LAST LAUGH: CRIME STORIES by Paul D. Brazill — Published by All Due Respect, an imprint of Down & Out Books (February 2018) • Trade Paperback — $13.95 (includes FREE digital formats!) • eBook Formats — $5.99 SUMMER 2018 PROMOTION: $2.99 Also available from the following retailers … • Amazon — Trade Paperback | eBook • Barnes & Noble — TradeContinue reading “THE LAST LAUGH SUMMER 2018 PROMOTION: $2.99”
My short story collection, THE LAST LAUGH, is currently a KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL, which means it’s only 99p for the next few days. ‘From France, to Spain, to the north east of England, hit men, gangsters, corrupt cops, drunks, punks, and petty thieves all tumble toward the abyss. The stories in The Last Laugh areContinue reading “The Last Laugh is currently only 99p!”
Over at Col’s Criminal Library, Colman Keane has done a roundup of the books he read in September and has chosen my short story collection, The Last Laugh, as his pick of the month. Check it out here!
Over at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk , Pat McDonald says: More characters to make your smile muscles ache! ‘Another extraordinary fun filled book of short stories from Paul D Brazill you just have to read. A veritable cornucopia of exquisitely described characters that any one of them could make a novel feature in their own rightContinue reading “Pat McDonald Reviews The Last Laugh.”
Over at Col’s Criminal Library, Col says: ’20 short stories here from the master. Humour, violence, action, horror, scams, capers and more. Cross paths with …….posties, barmen, club owners, Petula Clark, pig farmers, Frank Sinatra, Pink Floyd, Heaven 17, Ronnie and Reggie, Polish molls, Ukrainian whores, nagging wives and hen-pecked husbands, dead pimps, hitch-hikers andContinue reading “Colman Keane Reviews The Last Laugh”
Uber-blogger Colman Keane kindly asked me a few questions over his blog. I talk about Cold London Blues, The Last Laugh, life and more here.
Over at Amazon.co.uk, Warren Stalley gives my short story collection The Last Laugh FIVE stars and says: ‘The Last Laugh by author Paul D Brazill brings together a variety of old and new stories in one darkly, gritty collection. Peppered with classic one liners and black gallows humour these are tales of international noir, BritContinue reading “Warren Stalley Reviews The Last Laugh”
Over at Amazon.com, Dave Wilde says: ‘Reading Brazill’s Last Laugh is a bit like finding yourself in an episode of the British version of Shameless after a night of pub crawling and wondering how the hell you found yourself there. Pubs, drinking, blokes, tough guys, drunks, cheats, comedians, East European whores, and some rather off-colorContinue reading “Dave Wilde Reviews The Last Laugh”
There has been a long and varied tradition of songwriters taking their song titles from books: Venus In Furs – The Velvet Underground, Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush, Lost Weekend – Lloyd Cole, 1984- David Bowie, Absolute Beginners- David Bowie. And, of course, it goes the other way too. My book Guns Of Brixton tookContinue reading “Punk Fiction!”