Uwaga ! Polski Noir

kasia krakowPolski Noir ma na celu zapoznanie polskich czytelników czarnych kryminałów z międzynarodowym gatunkiem literackim zwanym noir flash fiction.

Polski Noir is a new crime e zine that aims to introduce international noir flash fiction to Polish readers.

The editors are Marta Crickmar and I.

The first story is live. It’s one of mine.

The Tut / Cyk is by Paul D. Brazill and translated by Martyna Bohdanowicz

There are more stories to come from Patti Abbott, K A Laity, David Malcolm, Richard Godwin and more.

(Photo (c) Kasia Martell)

Recommended Read: The White Flamingo by James A. Newman

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In James A. Newman’s The White Flamingo, Detective Joe Dylan investigates the gruesome murder of one of Fun City’s many call girls and quickly realizes that there is a serial killer on the loose in Fun City.

The White Flamingo – the third ‘Joe Dylan crime noir book ‘ – is hard-boiled pulp fiction pumped up to the max. It’s a lethal cocktail of graphic violence, booze, drugs and sex. It’s bright lights and dark shadows and it’s certainly not for the fainthearted.

Recommended Read: Death Can’t Take A Joke by Anya Lipska

death can't take a jokeWhen London based Polish private eye Janusz Kiszka’s close  friend is violently murdered, he decides to track down those responsible. Meanwhile, Detective Natalie Kershaw is trying to find  out the identity of  an apparent suicide victim. As in Lipska’s previous novel, Where The Devil Can’t Go, their investigations collide.

The second  Kiszka & Kershaw crime thriller is even better than the first. The plotting is as tight as a snare drum, the characters are realistic and likable,  the dialogue is sharp.  Gripping, gritty but never grim, Death Can’t Take A Joke  is also very funny, the humour coming naturally from the well-drawn characters’ interactions.

Great stuff.

The Last Laugh in All Due Respect Magazine

adr 5I was very pleased to have a story in the first issue of ALL DUE RESPECT MAGAZINE and am also pretty damned chuffed to have a new one The Last Laugh in the fifth  issue. Here’s the blurb: ADR‘s heads to the Bayou with an excerpt from Steve Weddle‘s upcoming novel Broken Prayer and an interview with the Needle editor. More of the mean, gritty crime fiction we’re known for from Keith Rawson, Paul D. Brazill, Angel Luis Colón, Garnett Elliott, Gabino Iglesias, and Joe Sinisi.

ADR 5 is out now!