TRANSAKCJA – NICK SWEENEY (PRZEŁ. ALEKSANDRA GUZIK)
‘Witek Galicki nie mógł tego wieczoru nazwać sukcesem. Kobieta uśmiechnęła się w sposób, który można by wziąć za zachętę, ale Witek zsunął się z niej delikatnie i uniósł rękę w przepraszającym geście. Odwrócił się tyłem i przysiadł na brzegu łóżka. „Nieudana transakcja” pomyślał.’
Read the rest here.
Nolan Kennedy teaches English in Istanbul. One day, Kennedy, the son of an unsuccessful American Beat writer, accidentally finds out that Don Darius, his main boozing partner, has been secretly writing a novel – and a bloody good one it is, too. But Don has already upped sticks to Poland so Keenedy decides to track him down. Kennedy’s fool’s errand soon melts into Don Darius’ own romantic quest.
Nick Sweeney’s Laikonik Express is a marvelous novel that is full of warmth and charm. Although the young protagonists are a touch pretentious and overly earnest it’s still a pleasure to spend time in their company. The real strength of Laikonik Express, however, is its rich supporting cast of people and places. Highly recommended.
Feedspot have compiled a list of the TOP 50 TEFL BLOGS AND WEBSITES ,and for some reason, in there with proper TEFL blogs that are really useful for TEFL teachers, is THIS rum joint!
I’m at number 32!
Thanks very much to all involved.
This week I was interviewed by the journalist Adam Pakiela for the Polish newspaper’s Magazyn Bydgoszczi.
The online version of the interview is up now, and includes some great photographs from Lukaszcz Antczak.
It’s in Polish and it’s here.
Over at Dana King’s One Bite At A Time blog, I talk about Big City Blues, crime fiction, Roman Dalton, Near To The Knuckle, living in Poland and more!
Check it out!
The eBook of the all-new A CASE OF NOIR is available for pre-order and it’s only 99p!
Here’s the blurb:
In snow smothered Warsaw, Luke Case, a boozy English hack with a dark secret, starts a dangerous affair with a gangster’s wife. Case escapes to the sweltering Spanish heat where he meets a colourful cast of characters, including a mysterious torch singer and a former East End villain with a criminal business proposition. While in stormy Toulouse, he encounters a blast from the past that is positively seismic which forces him to return to England and confront his past.
A Case Of Noir is a strong shot of international noir from Paul D. Brazill.
You can grab it from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and any other Amazon that takes your fancy. The paperback is on its way.
There’s a lot of it about.
First up, the paperback of TOO MANY CROOKS is out now! You can grab it at BARNES&NOBLE, AMAZON, and a few other places, I’m sure,
Also, the paperback of COLD LONDON BLUES is now available from Amazon.com
A CASE OF NOIR will soon be given a reboot from those classy folk at NEAR TO THE KNUCKLE. It should be out early on in March.
SHOTGUN HONEY will be publishing one of my yarns in early March. It’s called SMALL TOWN CREED.
NICK SWEENEY is over at POLSKI NOIR at the moment.
My latest BRIT GRIT ALLEY column is up at OUT OF THE GUTTER ONLINE.
And I currently have a guest blog – and eBook giveaway – over at DEBBI MACK’s CRIME CAFE where I talk about flash fiction. Check out KISS.
Cold London Blues
I have a Quick Fire interview up at Richard Godwin’s Slaughterhouse.
I talk about Cold London Blues, living in EXILE and more.
Chris’ story The Hard Nowhere is translated into Polish by Magda Kożyczkowska.
W najciemniejszym zaułku – Chris Rhatigan (przeł. Magda Kożyczkowska )
(c) Kasia Martell.
Richard Godwin is at Polski Noir.
K A Laity is over at Polski Noir with Groteska!