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Brit Grit Alley features interviews, news and updates on what's happening down British crime fiction's booze and blood soaked alleyways.

By Paul D. Brazill 

This month down Brit Grit Alley, crime writer Dominic Milne talks about his  Rogue Detective At Large...

DS Eddie Kane is on the rampage in North London. He is reckless, dissolute, dangerous and out of control. His past is chaos, his present, complete and utter turmoil. He’s taking on serial killers, the north London mob, the Albanian mob, the Yardies, Nigerian body-parts-traders, the authorities, his colleagues – and plenty of his own demons...

In book one of the Eddie Kane trilogy, Act of Contrition’, Eddie Kane is well and truly under the
thumb of local mobster, Vincent Mullis. Mullis is the new owner of a debt Eddie has built up with terminally-ill bookmaker, Arnie Duggan - and he is pressing for payment. If that wasn’t bad enough, Eddie finds himself under suspension following a drugs-bust gone wrong. To cap it all, Mullis is insisting Eddie finds the killer of a local prostitute. Eddie turns the stones of the past over one by one, revealing a murky world of child pornography, gangland murder and a church full of bitter revenge...

Could things get any worse for Eddie Kane? Oh yes...

Book two, ‘Act of Madness’ sees him locking horns with the criminal underworld once again - but
not in any legal way. Eddie Kane is pushed to new limits when his covert investigation of an acting school lead him to a local brothel and a major mob operation. His search for a missing Albanian friend brings him into confrontation with one of Europe’s most wanted men – and all the while a pair of ritualistic killers are wreaking havoc in Kings Cross, in a killing spree that inevitably crosses Eddie’s path...

But the real nightmare still lies ahead...

Book three, ‘Act of Vengeance sees Eddie take on the Jamaican mob, following the brutal murder in Wormwood Scrubs of his undercover colleague, Phil Blakemore. All the evidence points to the Jamaicans being behind the killing, but Eddie has other ideas... A certain rapist, by the name of Barry Gregson is about to be released from prison, but why is Eddie so interested in him? What is it about Gregson that makes Eddie blackmail a prison worker into helping set the rapist up, arranging a meeting none of them will ever forget? A meeting that might destroy Eddie Kane completely...

Check out the Eddie Kane trilogy on Amazon at http://goo.gl/wKI3d8 or follow the links on www.dominicmilne.com


  There'll be more carryings on down Brit Grit Alley very soon, sorta kinda thing, like.

Paul D. Brazill is the author of A Case Of Noir, Guns Of Brixton, Cold London Blues, and The Gumshoe, and Other Brit Grit Yarns. He was born in England and lives in Poland. He is an International Thriller Writers Inc member whose writing has been translated into Italian, Finnish, German and Slovene. He has had writing published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Books of Best British Crime. He has edited a few anthologies, including the best-selling True Brit Grit – with Luca Veste. His blog is here.