When I was ready to take over Italy …
Late Night Filmby Paul D. Brazill Fade in. It’s spring and, teetering precariously at the precipice of middle age, I become a self-imposed exile from London and get drunk between the moon and New York City. I know it’s crazy but it’s true. I set off with a half-arsed plan to hit the road, likeContinue reading “LATE NIGHT FILM BY PAUL D. BRAZILL”
So, you’re in Warsaw’s Esperanto district hiding from an obscenely large, bullet-headed man wielding a baseball bat. In a pizza oven. And, to paraphrase the singer David Byrne, you might ask yourself –how the fuck did I get here? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle once described London as being a ‘great cesspool into which the flotsam andContinue reading “The Man From Esperanto BY PAUL D. BRAZILL”
In snow smothered Warsaw, Luke Case, a boozy English hack with a dark secret, starts a dangerous affair with a gangster’s wife. Case escapes to the sweltering Spanish heat where he meets a colourful cast of characters, including a mysterious torch singer and a former East End villain with a criminal business proposition. While inContinue reading “A Case Of Noir is FREE !”
Too Many Crooks is a blackly comic Brit Grit romp from the author of Guns Of Brixton and Kill Me Quick! When high-class fence Leslie Hawkins meets Peter Rhatigan in a sleazy London pub, he offers her the chance to get her hands on the Totenkopfring, a legendary piece of World War Two memorabilia. However,Continue reading “Too Many Crooks is FREE!”
Have you ever walked out of the door and wanted to keep on walking? To get into your car and just drive, drive, drive? Or maybe wander down to the train station and get the next train to …well, anywhere? Anywhere but …here, of course. Because life is elsewhere. Real life is always somewhere else,Continue reading “#Noirvember: A Case Of Noir”
And says: ‘A fantastic set, enjoyable enough on their own but collectively the sum is much greater than the individual parts’
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.
Nolan Kennedy teaches English in Istanbul. One day, Kennedy, the son of an unsuccessful American Beat writer, accidentally finds out that Don Darius, his main boozing partner, has been secretly writing a novel – and a bloody good one it is, too. But Don has already upped sticks to Poland so Keenedy decides to trackContinue reading “Recommended Read: Laikonik Express by Nick Sweeney”
And says: There aren’t many better ways of spending a couple of hour’s reading-time than in the company of one of Brazill’s books…… mystery, cultural references, action, violence, enough boozing to sink a battleship, memorable characters and a genius for situational comedy Read the rest here.
Over at Amazon.com, Hector Duarte Jr says: 5.0 out of 5 stars fun dash through Europe’s seedy– and oft-times funny–underbelly By Hector Duarte Jr.on March 7, 2017 Format: Kindle Edition Paul Brazill gives us another slice of Brit Grit in the unique style only he can wield. With characters ranging the class, (and moral), spectrum, Too ManyContinue reading “More 5 STAR Reviews For Too Many Crooks”
Over at the Amazons, crime writer Pat McDonald says: 5 out of 5 stars Noir comedy with an explosive ending! By Pat McDonald on February 20, 2017 Format: Kindle Edition Cherchez the valuable and original Nazi Totenkopfring a death head ring purported to be owned by Himmler whom it is reputed gave away copies to his SS favourites.Continue reading “Pat McDonald Reviews Too Many Crooks”
The eBook of the all-new A CASE OF NOIR is available for pre-order and it’s only 99p! Here’s the blurb: In snow smothered Warsaw, Luke Case, a boozy English hack with a dark secret, starts a dangerous affair with a gangster’s wife. Case escapes to the sweltering Spanish heat where he meets a colourful castContinue reading “Pre-order A Case Of Noir for 99p!”
Over at Amazon.co.uk Warren Stalley says: ‘5.0 out of 5 stars. Seven Dollars on the Red Right from the start of Too Many Crooks there’s a blast of violence and gallows humour which sets the tone for the latest novel by talented Brit Grit author Paul D Brazill. The narrative follows various dubious criminals caught up inContinue reading “Warren Stalley Reviews Too Many Crooks”