Thursday, 31 March 2011

Guest's Crime Fiction Choice - Paul D. Brazill

If you don't know Paul Brazill, then you haven't got a computer! The man's everywhere - am sure there's two of him. A while back, I commented on TKnC that his writing was / is 'Brazilliant'. And he's a top bloke to boot (not literally of course).

Paul Brazill's Crime Fiction Choice

PICTURES OF YOU by Keith Rawson & Chad Eagleton - Darkest Before The Dawn, December 2009.

Purcell is serving ten years in a prisons protective wing. One day he has a visitor. A stranger who shows him a photograph of his beloved wife, half naked and tied up. The deal is this: Purcell’s wife will be set free only after he does them a favour. A dangerous favour. And he has 48 hours to do it.

Pictures Of You is a brilliant piece of hardboiled noir writing from two of the best crime writers around. It’s strong on atmosphere and has meaty characterisation, sharp dialogue, great images and a plot that keeps you constantly on your toes.

Highly recommended.

Cheers, Paul!

Spinetingler Award nominee Paul D. Brazill’s stories have appeared in A Twist Of Noir, Beat To A Pulp, Dark Valentine Magazine, Crimefactory, Needle Magazine, Pulp Metal Magazine and Thrillers Killers 'n' Chillers, as well as in the anthologies Radgepacket Four & Five and The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime Fiction 2011. His blog is YOU WOULD SAY THAT WOULDN’T YOU?


Col Bury said...

Nice punchy review of a top notch crime story.

Ps. I had problems logging on to your site to get the link, will try again.

crhat23 said...

Sounds like a winner, Paul. Thanks for the recommendation.

Also, is there any chance I could meet the good twin? What with there being two of you?

Chad said...

Thanks, Paul.

Paul D. Brazill said...

Ey, up

Here's the link to me blog

...and we're both the Evil twin....

Alan Griffiths said...

Top review, Paul and thanks for that. I'm not yet familiar with this tale but both of these guys are terrific writers and I'll check this out as soon as I can.

Another one in a great series, Col - top stuff from you too.

Kind regards.

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Great call. That was an excellent story.

Col Bury said...

Al & Sean - cheers, guys.

jrlindermuth said...

Sounds like a winner.

Anonymous said...

Paul, this was another great review by you. Col knows he can depend on you to peak our interest. By the way incase you guys don't know this Paul was my first guest on my debut of cavalcadeofstars and he did a phenominal job. Col will also debut there soon.

Col Bury said...

Cheers, Jeanette.
Paul's mark of approval means guaranteed quality, as he's a top writer himself. I'll be tuning in to see if that Col Bury fella you speak of is any good! :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the headsup Paul. We have similar tastes, obviously!

Elaine Ash said...

Hello Col, hello Paul! The Chad Eagleton fan club is alive and well.