Saturday, February 25, 2012

13 Shots of Noir by Paul D. Brazill

Paul D. Brazill's got his bartending license and he's serving up 13 Shots of Noir

So man up and gulp down that poison!

The first story in here is "The Tut" and it's my favorite. This badboy was nominated for a Spinetingler Award. Sometimes awards mean nothing, but certainly not in this case. This is one mean motherfucker. Tight in all the right places, bizarrely funny, and more than a little unbalanced. It's about a man who kills his wife... but that's no escaping her. You'll be hearing that dead woman "tut" well into eternity.

Along with Kieran Shea, Brazill is a leading practitioner of the all-dialog story. "Thump" is a one-sided dialog that somehow works beautifully. Suspenseful and creepy and brilliant.

13 Shots is dose after dose of the top-shelf stuff. Stories about the losers and the weirdos. True Brit Grit.

Only question is, when's PDB's novel coming out?


  1. Thanks Chris! Glad you enjoyed my Tut and Thump! Th Tut didn't win a Spinetingler, BTW. It was nominated though. I think A -9 -deservedly- won that year.