Paul D Brazill
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About Paul D Brazill
Paul D. Brazill's books include Guns Of Brixton, Gumshoe Blues and The Last Laugh. He was born in England and lives in Poland. His writing has been translated into Italian, Finnish, Polish, German and Slovene. He has had writing published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Books of Best British Crime.
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With Shots In The Dark, I just wanted to give people an inexpensive taste of my stuff. A bit like those rough n’ ready punk samplers the music press used to put out in the 1970s. So have a gander, if you’re that way inclined. There are short stories, flash fiction, supernatural noir, Brit Grit, and funny stuff, too. At least I think they’re funny.
Ta much for your time.
“The brilliantly named characters, crackling dialogue and dark humour jump out.” — Keith Nixon, author of the Solomon Gray novels.
“A non-stop, black-comedy, noir thriller that rockets along at a terrific pace.” — Mark West, author of Don`t Go Back.
A foul-mouthed, violently comic crime caper, full of gaudy characters and dialogue sharp enough to shave with.
When a London gangster gives a couple of aging thugs the simple task of collecting a briefcase from a northern courier, he doesn’t suspect that the courier will end up dead in his lock-up, or that the ageing thugs will then dress up in drag to rob a jeweller's shop and lose the coveted briefcase. A fast-moving, wild, and hilarious search for the missing briefcase quickly ensues, with funny and fatal consequences. Guns Of Brixton - Double Barrel combines all new versions of the novellas Guns of Brixton and Cold London Blues in one violent and bawdy collection.
Some of these killers are seasoned professionals and others are new to the killing game. Some stories find their settings in urban locales such as New York City or Los Angeles and others in backwater rural locations. There are also contract killers of every stripe. Some stories depict the traditional organized crime gunmen while others feature corner boys doing the bidding of neighborhood drug dealers and the like. The stories in this collection are fast-paced and action-packed.
Just as there are contract killers of varying pedigrees here, Dead-End Jobs features the writing of veteran wordsmiths such as Joe R. Lansdale, Max Allan Collins, and Stephen Spignesi, as well as new but equally exciting writers. Each author in this collection is as skilled as the hitters depicted in the stories. But their weapons are words instead of rifles and pistols, and every one absolutely kills here.
Praise for DEAD-END JOBS:
“An incredible collection of powerful and haunting stories that exist in that shadowy realm between tragedy, nihilism and noir.” —S.A. Cosby, author of Blacktop Wasteland
“The adventures of this PI feel like they rolled out of a Tom Waits song — crime with the feel of a shaggy dog story” — K A Laity.
“An original homebrew with a kick. Well worth sampling.” — Mark Ramsden.
Following the breakdown of his marriage, in a booze-addled flash of inspiration, Peter Ord decides to become a private investigator. Dark farce and tragicomedy soon ensue. Peter must tackle many challenging cases, and when he comes under the radar of a local crime lord, he may have bitten off more than he can chew. With sidekicks, like boozy hack, Bryn Laden, failure is not an option - it’s compulsory.
Joe R. Lansdale
Richard Christian Matheson
Max Allan Collins
John A. Russo
Stewart O'Nan, and more…
Throughout the years countless wordsmiths have produced their own story collections, but the book you are now holding is a love letter to the great anthologies of yesteryear, assembling stories by a variety of talents, packaged neatly and often connected by a singular theme.
This is the best short thriller fiction from today’s best crime writers: Matt Hilton, Douglas Stewart, Alex Shaw, Charlie Flowers, Stephen Edger, Paul D Brazil, Dominic Adler, Paul Grzegorzek, Jamie Mason, JH Bográn, Liam Saville and Harlan Wolff.
Each of these authors are fan favourites at the top of their game, and together they represent the best of contemporary, international crime and thriller fiction.
DEATH TOLL 3: End Game includes
‘Death Sentence’ – DOUGLAS STEWART
‘Dead Soldiers’ – CHARLIE FLOWERS
‘Mostly dead’ – PAUL GRZEGORZEK
‘Paranoia’ – STEPHEN EDGER
‘A Dead Man In Greek Street’ – HARLAN WOLFF
‘Sealed Bid’ – DOMINIC ADLER
‘Back From The Dead’ – PAUL D. BRAZIL
‘Marius And The Prisoner of Conscience’ - JAMIE MASON
‘Mr Big’ – LIAM SAVILLE
‘Hell Is A Place On Earth’ - J.H. BOGRAN
‘The Due Season’ – MATT HILTON
‘Rum Slap’ – ALEX SHAW
It is through William E. Wallace’s career and his stories that the contributors to this anthology take inspiration. These stories are presented with appreciation to his unselfish contribution to our community and our publications.
All proceeds of this publication will be donated to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in the name of William E. Wallace.
Learn more about the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at cbldf.org.
And read William E. Wallace’s blog at PulpHackConfessions.com.
Thank you to those who contributed their time and stories: Preston Lang, Jen Conley, Joe Clifford, Will Viharo, Paul D. Brazill, Patricia Abbott, Rob Pierce, Sean Craven, Eric Beetner, Sarah M. Chen, Nick Kolakowski, S.W. Lauden, Scott Adlerberg, Gary Phillips, Renee Asher Pickup, Eryk Pruitt, Todd Morr, Travis Richardson, Anonymous-9, Sean Lynch, Alec Cizak, Greg Barth, C. Mack Lewis.