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 

Ey up!  So what the flip is happening down Brit Grit Alley these days? Well, for a start, R. C. Bridgestock’s novel Deadly Focus comes under investigation at The Black Caviar Book Club. ... Tom Gillespie’s smart thriller Painting By Numbers has been nominated for The People’s Book Prize. You can vote for it here, if you’re that way inclined. ... Graham Smith has a guest blog at Tom Gillespie’s place talking about ‘Building A Character.’ He is also over at Small Town Authors with a short story called ‘There Goes The Bride.’ Meanwhile, over at Graham Smith’s own blog, the number one best-selling crime author in the UK, Chris Ewan, has a guest blog about selecting the right location. ... Andrew Peters has published The Barry Island Murders ... Richard Godwin interviews K.A Laity about Weird Noir ... and the very deceased Strachan McQuade has an interview with Stephen Booth at Allan Watson’s blog.

Len Wanner’s in-depth interview with Denise Mina has been published by Blasted Heath and is available for less than a pound ... also out for less than a quid are Kill Clock by Allan Guthrie,  Reprisal by Alfie Roberts and The Piano by Victoria Watson.  ...

Martin Stanley, author of the cracking gangland novel The Gamblers, gives my little collection 13 Shots Of Noir a thumbs up ...  Oh, Nick Quantrill's next novel The Crooked Beat will be published by Caffeine Nights at the end of the year and I can confirm that Byker Books will be publishing my errant novella Guns Of Brixton in early May. More news about that nearer the time.

Fanx Tara!

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 1 and 2. His ebooks Red Esperanto, Death On A Hot Afternoon, 13 Shots Of Noir, Vin Of Venus (with David Cranmer & Garnett Elliot ) and Snapshots are out now, and his novellas The Gumshoe and Guns Of Brixton will be out pretty damned  soon. His blog is here.