Pre-order Coming Through in Waves: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Pink Floyd

Perhaps no other major band or artist has equaled the lyrical and musical poignancy that Pink Floyd has achieved in landmark records such as The Dark Side of the Moon, Animals, Wish You Were Here, and The Wall.In this, the fourth installment in Gutter Books’ Rock Anthology Series, we pay tribute to, and hopefully inContinue reading “Pre-order Coming Through in Waves: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Pink Floyd”

Recommended Read: Slug Bait by Tom Leins

‘The sky above the Dirty Lemon is the colour of diseased lungs. Fat clouds swirl above the pub, and the bronchial sky erupts as I push through the double-doors – bullets of rain thudding into the wheelchair ramp behind me.’ The first paragraph of Slug Bait – Tom Leins’ latest Paignton Noir Mystery – isContinue reading “Recommended Read: Slug Bait by Tom Leins”

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”

Recommended Read: Snuff Racket by Tom Leins

Hapless Paignton PI Joe Rey is hot on the trail of a rare and much sought after ’70s Giallo video film when he is quickly dragged down into a whirlpool of violence and sleaze. Tom Leins’ Snuff Racket is even better than his debut Skull Meat. There’s blood, guts, cracking one-liners and a hell of a lot ofContinue reading “Recommended Read: Snuff Racket by Tom Leins”

Roman Dalton Gets A Couple Of Top Reviews

Over at uk, Chloë Yates reviews DRUNK ON THE MOON: A ROMAN DALTON ANTHOLOGY and says: ‘Cracking stuff. You won’t be sorry, but you will be throughly entertained.’ And Tom Leins takes a gander at THE NEON BONEYARD: A ROMAN DALTON YARN and says: ‘The Neon Boneyard is a snarling supernatural crime yarn from Brit-grit powerContinue reading “Roman Dalton Gets A Couple Of Top Reviews”

Stone Me, What A Life! – Tony Hancock

They say that all small boys are influenced by their big brother’s music collection, and while that may well be true of me, I was also influenced by my family’s taste in other forms of entertainment.  Luckily I grew up in a time when television and radio weren’t as youth focused as they are nowContinue reading “Stone Me, What A Life! – Tony Hancock”

Updates! An Interview, A Review, and Tony Hancock

Over at SOLARCIDE I’m interviewed by NATHAN PETTIGREW and talk about TOO MANY CROOKS, London, boozing and more. Pubs and alcohol are main characters in your work. When an idea for a story comes to you, does it already start in that setting? Are your characters already there having drinks when they are first conceived?Continue reading “Updates! An Interview, A Review, and Tony Hancock”

Short, Sharp Interview: Tom Leins

PDB: Can you pitch This Book Ain’t Nuttin to Fuck with: A Wu-Tang Tribute Anthology in 25 words or less? Tremendous hip-hop inspired collection edited by Christoph Paul and Grant Wamack. My story, INCARCERATED SCARFACES, is a Paignton Noir remix of Van Damme’s Death Warrant!  PDB: Which music, books, films, songs or television shows doContinue reading “Short, Sharp Interview: Tom Leins”