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

Now then, now then! Near To The Knuckle is a cracking crime fiction ezine that really is well worth checking out. It currently has a couple of beaut, sharp, slices of flash fiction online  from Brit Grit stars-in-the-making Chris Leek -Used Cars-  and Gareth Spark - Coming Through The Dark.  And now the people behind Near To The Knuckle are also getting an anthology together. Submissions are now open and you can find out more information here.
Caffeine Nights are the  very cool indie publishers who have already put out some top novels from the likes of Ian Ayris, R C Bridgestock, Nick Quantrill and Nick Triplow. Well, they've recently signed a couple more hot new writers: Pete SortwellSo Low, So High- and Ruth Jacobs - Soul Destruction. Looking forward to both of those books.
Cathi Unsworth is a deservedly well regarded crime writer and her new novel Weirdo looks to be a  corker. I had a natter with her over at my gaff.
McDroll is currently offering all of her ebook collections for FREE so pop over to Amazon and grab em while you can.
Tony Black gives us the SP on the recent Bloody Scotland conference.
And finally, after my recent marathon viewing of every episode of Breaking Bad, no other television series can probably compare. But Jimmy McGovern's Accused looks well worth a gander. Crime Time Preview review it here.
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 Books Of Best British Crime 8 and 10,and he has edited two anthologies : True Brit Grit – with Luca Veste - and Drunk On The Moon. His short ebook collections 13 Shots Of Noir and Snapshots are out now, and his novella The Gumshoe will be out pretty soon. His blog is here.