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
Runaround ...NOW!!!  Two of the  bestest, no make that the most bestest, Brit Grit writers are Nick Quantrill and Sheila Quigley. Well, if you pop along to the North Bransholme Community Centre in Hull on 21 November, you can meet them  both in the flesh. Tickets are a five spot or two quid if you’re on the pancrack, n that … Ruth Jacobs, who recently signed to Caffeine Nights to publish her debut novel Soul Destruction, has a tidy new website. And it’s here  
Stacey S Eaton is over at Graham Smith’s gaff talking about how to handle reviews  … Horror writer Simon Kurt Unsworth has produced four chapbooks in order to raise money for Cancer Research. Find out more over at This Is Horror …The brilliant horror publishers Spectral Press are putting out a well fit looking Christmas anthology called 13 Ghosts Of Christmas. More information here … Songwriter Alan Savage  has an excellent,and very gritty, poetry and verse site called Wordshed. Have a gander here … I had a Five Minute Interview over at Jim Mcleod’s Ginger Nuts Of Horror. There are plenty of other goodies to check out while you’re over there … The very mega Ray Banks has written a serial called Matador which kicks off on 20 November. More info hereIan Rankin guest blogs about the return of Rebus at Indigo. He was on the telly the other night,too and, if you live in the UK, you can watch it here … And finally, back to Hull where Nick Triplow talks about TheHumber Beat .

Right, that's shallot, as Maggie Thatcher's dad used to say.
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 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.