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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 

Dancers, romancers. Things of the night. All kinds of everything down Brit Grit Alley this week … first up, BIG news from RC Bridgestock : ‘Very proud and EXCITED to be able to announce that we are working with the award winning scriptwriter Sally Wainwright & Red Productions (of Scott & Bailey, At Home With the Braithwaites & Last Tango in Halifax etc. etc. fame) on a BBC1 Commissioned Kidnap Drama Series called 'HAPPY VALLEY' for 2013!’ Major congratulations there. I’m a big fan of Scott & Bailey so that’s sure to be a corker ...

... Graham Smith has a beaut guest blog from thriller writer Tom BaleZoe Sharp talks about versatility over at The Hardboiled CollectiveScott Dingley has a smashing story up at Near To The Knuckle Col Bury is In The Booth With Ruth JacobsMartin Stanley reviews Nigel Bird’s Mr SuitCaffeine Nights Publishing have signed former punk journalist and television reviewer Garry Bushell ... Colin Graham tells all about him and Maggie ThatcherRichard Godwin reviews James Thompson’s Helsinki Blood over at Noir Nation.
There'll be more carrryings on down Brit Grit Alley next week.

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. The Kelly, Affair, 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 Gumshoe and Guns Of Brixton will be out pretty damned  soon. His blog is here.