cropped-paul-d-brazill-noir3.jpgI was born in Hartlepool, England and am now on the lam in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

My first job was on a government scheme updating Ordnance Survey Maps (it wasn’t as glamorous as it sounds).

I’ve also worked in a second-hand record shop, as a welfare rights worker &  played bass in a couple of unsuccessful  post-punk bands.

I’ve been TEFL teaching for more than a decade and still seem to be getting away with it.

My books include Guns Of Brixton, Too Many Crooks, The Last Laugh, A Case Of Noir, and Kill Me Quick!

Oh, and there are a few other tasty snacks that you can find here. 

My writing has quite shockingly been translated into Italian, Polish, Finnish, German and Slovene. I know!

I’ve had stories published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime 8, 10 and 11 – alongside the likes of  Lee Child, Ian Rankin and Neil Gaiman.  Which is nice.

I also edited the anthology  True Brit Grit (with Luca Veste).

Oh, and I have an irregular column – Brit Grit Alley – at  Out Of The Gutter Online.

I’m a member of International Thriller Writers Inc

You can usually  find me faffing around at  Twitter and Facebook, as well as other such rum joints. I don’t half put it about,eh?

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