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

Happy halloweeeeeen! Thrillers, Killers n Chillers' Halloween Horror Competition has just ended and the winners have been announced and published. The first place went to the very talented  Angel Zapata and the runners up were the smashing  AJ Humpage, Allan Watson and Lee Hughes. Congratulations to all! Pop over here to read the cracking, chilling stories ... Graeme Reynolds' High Moor is a great and gritty slice of werewolf fiction and it's FREE just for today. Get it! ... Andrew Scorah is best known for his high octane thrillers but his sci-fi/ horror story The Beast is doing very well indeed in the charts ... Fiona Glass has recently published the haunting Gleams Of A Remoter World and I had a short natter with her here ... my werewolf/ private eye creation Roman Dalton now has his own blog, which you can find here. He's on Facebook and Twitter too.Yes, I know he's not real. But he doesn't.
And now for some non Halloween related shenanigans ... 
Zoe Sharp is over at The Hardboiled Collective blog talking about the latest Charle Fox book, Die Easy ... Darren Sant reviews 18 Days by Allan Miles over at his blog. 18 Days is part of Byker Books' Best Of British novella series and you can get the lot of them  here ... Darren Sant is interviewed by up and coming Brit Gritter Aidan Thorn here ... Graham Smith is interviewed over at The Crime Warp - which is a beaut name for a crime fiction blog ... Colin Graham has posted a fantastic article about drunk tanks, called The Big Hangover In Poland ... And finally, Sheila Quigley's cushty debut  crime novel Run For Home is going to be made into a film and there's a Facebook page to keep you up to date with its progress.
Have a good Halloweeeeeen!

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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 the anthologies True Brit Grit & Off The Record 2– with Luca Veste - and Drunk On The Moon. His short ebook collections 13 Shots Of Noir and Snapshots are out now, and his novellas The Gumshoe and Guns Of Brixton will be out pretty soon. His blog is here.