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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

Last year, Luca Veste put together a cracking charity anthology called Off The Record. The idea behind the antho was that writers would come up with a short story inspired by a song title.

It was a beaut, too. All manner of US and UK writers were on board, including Steve Mosby, Ray Banks, Les Edgerton, Nick Quantrill and Heath Lowrance.

Well, Luca has decided to put out Off The Record 2, the theme this time being stories based on film titles.

So, Matt Hilton is doing 'How The West Was Won' and Adrian McKinty is doing 'From Here To Eternity, for example.

Find out more information here at Luca's blog.

Thrillers, Killers n Chillers is a consistently classy and  gritty ezine and they have just announced that they have added a new member to their editorial team.

David Barber is a the former editor of The Flash Fiction Collective and he has just published his first short story collection From A Crowded Mind.

Also just published is a gritty  new short story collection from McDroll ,who gives you Kick It With Conviction, another bunch of sharp slices of Tartan Noir.

Over at The Hardboiled Collective blog, thriller writer Zoe Sharp talks about starting a new writing project.

And Brit Grit superstar Julie Morrigan is offering loads of her books for free at the moment, including the splendid Heartbreaker.

See you soon, same Brit Grit Time, same Brit Grit Channel.

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 10,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 You Would Say That, Wouldn't You?