Edited by Paul D Brazill, Brit Grit Too collects 32 of Britain's best up and coming crime fiction writers to aid the charity Children 1st children1st.org.uk/The BRIT GRIT mob is coming to kick down your door with hobnailed boots. Kitchen-sink noir; petty-thief-louts; lives of quiet desperation; sharp, blood-stained slices of life; booze-sodden brawls from the bottom of theEdited by Paul D Brazill, Brit Grit Too collects 32 of Britain's best up and coming crime fiction writers to aid the charity Children 1st children1st.org.uk/The BRIT GRIT mob is coming to kick down your door with hobnailed boots. Kitchen-sink noir; petty-thief-louts; lives of quiet desperation; sharp, blood-stained slices of life; booze-sodden brawls from the bottom of the barrel and comedy that's as black as it's bitter--this is BRIT GRIT.Table Of Contents.1. Two Fingers Of Noir by Alan Griffiths2. Looking For Jamie by Iain Rowan3. Stones In Me Pocket by Nigel Bird4. The Catch And The Fall by Luke Block5. A Long Time Coming by Paul Grzegorzek6. Loose Ends by Gary Dobb7. Graduation Day by Malcolm Holt8. Cry Baby by Victoria Watson9. The Savage World Of Men by Richard Godwin10. Hard Boiled Poem (a mystery) by Alan Savage11. A Dirty Job by Sue Harding12. Squaring The Circle by Nick Quantrill13. The Best Days Of My Life by Steven Porter14. Hanging Stan by Jason Michel15. The Wrong Place To Die by Nick Triplow16. Coffin Boy by Nick Mott17. Meat Is Murder by Colin Graham18. Adult Education by Graham Smith19. A Public Service by Col Bury20. Hero by Pete Sortwell21. Snapshots by Paul D Brazill22. Smoked by Luca Veste23. Geraldine by Andy Rivers24. A Minimum Of Reason by Nick Boldock25. Dope On A Rope by Darren Sant26. A Speck Of Dust by David Barber27. Hard Times by Ian Ayris28. Never Ending by Fiona Johnson29. Faces by Frank Duffy30. The Plebitarian by Danny Hogan31. King Edward by Gerard Brennan32. Brit Grit by Charlie Wade ...
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True Brit Grit Reviews
Loved every minute of this
I enjoy crime noir and particularly the simplicity of the hardboiled style. Most of these stories tend to be set in America and have a certain style because of it. I was intrigued to find out what a British take on hardboiled would be like. Being edited by Paul D. Brazill the the icing on the cake. I’ve always enjoyed his stories in various anthologies and so knew that I’d like at least one story in this book.This book contains forty five short stories. Money from the sale of this book goes to two charities. One that supports children and the other helps the victims of crime. So it costs less than a frothy coffee and some of that money goes to charity. There is a wide range of stories in this book. My personal favourite was by Danny Hogan. It had an unusual view point in that there were no lifetime criminals or council estate hoodies in the story at all. A middle class and middle aged man allows his festering hatred for all that is different to boil over with violent consequences. The scary thing about this story is that it fits in perfectly with the current political climate and the rise of the right. The rest of the stories cover a broad cross-section of the country and the types of people and situations that most people can relate to on some level. There are drugs, prostitution, abuse, crime and another of my favourite stories involved the senseless escalation of violence from a pair of children having a typical spat to their parents trying to kill each other. There really are a lot of different things going on in this book and it is a really interesting insight in to the less pleasant side of British crime. Not everything dodgy in this country happens in small villages.
This anthology of short stories is like a vicious slap across the face when you're cornered in a dead end alley. Various writers take the reader on a dark journey into rain soaked streets where menace and death are lurking around every corner. There's sadness and humour within these stories but very little redemption. I found this a great read in short bursts, returning to it between longer novels so that the stories stayed fresh. To summarise the perfect choice for short sharp shocks but be prepared for some bleak evenings where hope has no harbour. This is a charity compilation so well done to the authors for giving their work to a worthy cause.
Grit and brawn, tawdry and sheik, and utterly delicious delectable tales of desperado dames and dudes, in the throes of it!Sooooo freakin' good!"