There aren’t many better ways of spending a couple of hour’s reading-time than in the company of one of Brazill’s books…… mystery, cultural references, action, violence, enough boozing to sink a battleship, memorable characters and a genius for situational comedy
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Over at Col’s Criminal Library, Colman Keane has done a roundup of the books he read in September and has chosen my short story collection, The Last Laugh, as his pick of the month.
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Over at Col’s Criminal Library, Col says:
’20 short stories here from the master.
Humour, violence, action, horror, scams, capers and more.
Cross paths with …….posties, barmen, club owners, Petula Clark, pig farmers, Frank Sinatra, Pink Floyd, Heaven 17, Ronnie and Reggie, Polish molls, Ukrainian whores, nagging wives and hen-pecked husbands, dead pimps, hitch-hikers and taxi drivers, literary agents and exploding seagulls.
Visit…… run down pubs and Knightsbridge, Covent Garden and Warsaw and Cambridge bookshops, casinos and betting shops, dirty record shops and Brazill’s Northern creation – Seatown,
Cultural references abound, razor sharp observations, pithy put downs and sharp one liners.’
‘The likes of Paul D. Brazill makes reading an absolute joy.’
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Uber-blogger Colman Keane kindly asked me a few questions over his blog.
I talk about Cold London Blues, The Last Laugh, life and more here.
‘Enjoyable, satisfying, entertaining, funny’
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Guns Of Brixton gets a great review over at Col’s Criminal Library. Here’s what Col says: ‘Short, sharp, violent, funny, populated by an interesting smorgasbord of low-life, criminals……. Half-Pint Harry, Anarchy Al and the like. The action mainly concerns recovering a missing suitcase, interspersed with an accidental killing, a jewellery heist, dingy pubs and greasy cafes, drug use, lock-ups, a car crash, leopardskin Speedos and a priest addicted to re-runs of Lovejoy with loveable rogue Ian McShane!’
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