Brit Grit Alley

Brit Grit Alley features news and updates on what's happening down British crime fiction's booze and blood soaked alleyways.

By Paul D. Brazill

Well, as it's Independence Day, I thought I'd give this weeks Brit Grit Alley a Scottish theme. Ahem ...

So, Tony Black's latest, the cracking The Storm Without, is doing pretty damned well and getting well deserved praise. The great Ken Bruen says :

"This is the Great Scottish novel, got it all and just a wee shade more ... Classic."

Can't beat that, can you?

Nigel Bird's latest publication 'In Loco Parentis' is also getting a lot of love. The book has been described as 'Teacher Noir' and is available as an eBook and in paperback.

Graham Smith's third short story collection in less than six months,  Gutshots, is out now. More than somewhat prolific that man!

Into The Shadows is the d├ębut short story collection from Steven Miscandlon. Miscandlon is also  well known as a talented designer of book covers and this dark collection certainly looks like the real deal.

And, if you want to get a taste of  ALL of the above Tartan Noir writers and more of the Brit Grit Mob, you could do worse than picking up a copy of True Brit Grit - A Charity Anthology, which I edited with Luca Veste, and also features a cracking cover from the aforementioned Steven Miscandlon.

Spinetingler Award nominee Paul D. Brazill has had bits and bobs of short fiction published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime 8 and he has edited two anthologies - True Brit Grit – with Luca Veste -(Guilty Conscience) and Drunk On The Moon (Dark Valentine Press). His blog is here.