I’m Interviewed by Tony Black

Over at Pulp Pusher, I talk to the Tartan Noir kingpin about Last Year’s Man and gangster films. ‘We haven’t had a Q&A at Pulp Pusher for quite some time. So, I thought we should so something about that.  We’ve asked the one and only Paul D. Brazill along to tell us about his latest…

Guest Blog: Bay Of Martyrs by Matt Neal

A good trick in songwriting is to start with the title first. Come up with a great name for your song and you’re well on your way – a good title can not only sum up the central ideas and themes of the song, but it can also give you a rhythm, suggest a melody…

Short, Sharp Interview: Matt Neal

PDB: Can you pitch BAY OF MARTYRS in 25 words or less?  A sexy, funny thriller set along south-eastern Australia’s Shipwreck Coast. Someone called it the Aussie True Detective. I won’t argue. PDB: Which music, books, films, songs or television shows do you wish you had written? The entire oeuvres of XTC and The Beatles,…

The Best Of Brit Grit 2016

Well, 10 of the best, anyway. There were a few other Brit Grit gems I also read in 2016 that I really enjoyed. If I had to pick one book to personify The Best Of Brit Grit this year, it would probably be Marwick’s Reckoning by Gareth Spark. However, in no particular order, here are…

Recommended Read: Summoning The Dead by Tony Black

The mummified corpse of a young child is found in barrel that had been buried in a field years before. DI Bob Valentine digs deep to unearth’ corruption, cover-ups and murder. Tony Black’s Summoning The Dead is an atmospheric, engrossing, lyrical and  sometimes harrowing police procedural that packs a powerful emotional punch. The characters are…

Tony Black Reviews Cold London Blues

Over at his PULP PUSHER blog, top crime writer  Tony Black says: ‘ Brazill is a writer I’ve followed for a few years now. He writes about the kind of edgy, street scrapper that I go for. His stories move like a crack whore on roller skates too – that’s fast and in directions you don’t…

I’m Interviewed by Tony Black

Crime author Tony Black  interviews me over at his Pulp Pusher blog where I talk about Cold London Blues, Elmore Leonard, films and more. Check it out here!

I’m Carrying On with Tony Black

Over at his regular column for The Highland Times, Tony Black talks about recent plans to reboot the Carry On film series. And I stick my neb in too! Here’s a clip: Paul D. Brazill grew up in Hartlepool and is a self-confessed Carry On fan. He’s also the author of a number of books,…

Recommended Read: The Last Tiger by Tony Black

Maybe it’s not the sort of book you would expect from someone best known for crime fiction but Tony Black‘s The Last Tiger is certainly just as tightly put together as his crime novels. A really lovely and rich story of childhood and being a stranger in a strange land. Here’s the skinny: ‘Subject to…

Guest Blog: The Ringer by Tony Black

Traditional publishing runs on rails, most of the time. One of the strongest assumptions I faced when trying to become published, and stay published, was that a protagonist must be sympathetic. By that, it’s meant, that the reader must identify with and basically like the protagonist. It’s one of the publishing gatekeepers’ toughest padlocks, try…

Tony Black Is Down Brit Grit Alley

Best selling Tony Black is over at Out Of The Gutter Online’s Brit Grit Alley talking about his recent book The Ringer. Check it out!

Short, Sharp Interview: Tony Black

PDB: Can you pitch your latest book in 25 words or less? A nasty little revenge tragedy/heist novella set among the very low lifes of Glasgow called THE RINGER. PDB: Which music, books, films or television shows have floated your boat recently? I’m becoming quite a fan of the Edinburgh outfit The Stagger Rats, they…

Top Tips: Recommended Reads

Tony Black – The Lost Generation Four sharp slices of life that underline Tony Black’s strong storytelling skills. The Lost Generation is the dreamlike tale of an ex-pat in Paris; Take It Outside is the raw story of an ex-con coping with life outside prison; First Day In The Job is an ‘angry young man’…