Over at his PULP PUSHER blog, top crime writer Tony Black says:
‘ Brazill is a writer I’ve followed for a few years now. He writes about the kind of edgy, street scrapper that I go for. His stories move like a crack whore on roller skates too – that’s fast and in directions you don’t tend to see coming.
COLD LONDON BLUES is no exception. It opens with perhaps the best first-par I’ve read all year. The first par is a novel’s storefront, if it doesn’t draw you in, the writer’s failed. I’m not going to recount it here, buy the book ffs! But let’s just say it gets out the blocks like Usain Bolt.
The pace never falters from there. A stream of London lowlives come and go, each illuminating their own share of the darkness. There’s wisecracks, soundtracks and spades of humour.’