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! The big news down Brit Grit Alley this week is the complete list of contributors for the first Near To The Knuckle anthology:

Gareth Spark, Micheal Monson, Aidan Thorn, Chris Leek, B.R. Stateham, Jim Spry, Walter Conley, David Barber, Tom Pitts, Allen Miles, Richard Godwin, Alan Griffiths, Brian Panowich, Ryan Sayles, Paul D. Brazill, Graham Smith, Veronica Marie Lewis Shaw, Vic Errington, Pete Sortwell.

Editor Darren Sant says: 'We are excited to publish such a fine body of work by such a wide  range of talented writers.

We'd like to appeal to Brit Grit Alley readers for help in naming the anthology. We'll be heading it with
Near To The Knuckler Presents.... and then our chosen title.
The person who suggests the winning title will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology. So, email me with the word TITLE as the subject. The email address is

We've tried our very best to remain true to the spirit of the site and I know that our regular readers
will enjoy the anthology as much as they enjoy the site.'

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.