What The Hell Is Brit Grit ? by Paul D. Brazill

America may well be the official home of pulp and noir but the United Kingdom, long perceived as the land of tame Dame Agatha style cozies and stuck-up, Latin quoting police detectives, also has a grubby underbelly which has produced plenty of gritty crime writing. And there is a new wave of Brit Grit writers…

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER: NICK QUANTRILL

This was a regular feature in the New Musical Express back in the ‘80s and I thought I’d revive it. SONGS The Beatles – “Penny Lane” The Undertones – “Teenage Kicks” Buddy Holly – “That’ll Be The Day” TELEVISON The Wire Billions Only Fools and Horses BOOKS John Steinbeck – “The Grapes of Wrath” Cathi…

Nick Quantrill’s Joe Geraghty Novels by Paul D. Brazill

Broken Dreams. Nick Quantrill’s  debut novel Broken Dreams is a cracking book.  A big shot local businessman asks PI Joe Geraghty to investigate an employee’s absenteeism and the Private Investigator is soon following a muddy and bloodstained trail through the battle scarred northern city of Hull. Geraghty, like his hometown, has taken many a good kicking and…

Write on with Obliterati Press… by Nick Quantrill

Formed by Nathan O’Hagan and Wayne Leeming, Obliterati Press has quickly become a must-read for people who like their words at the grittier end of the scale. It’s also a publisher with strong connections to Hull and the East Riding. Nathan joined  Nick Quantrill for a chat to explain all… Nick – Love what you lads…