The great Paul Brazill has gathered his wonderful shorts into a collection and we are lucky enough to get to publish it. Brazill describes The Last Laugh and Other Shots of Noir as “a sharp, violent and blackly comic look at life through a glass darkly.”
Born in England and now on the lam in Poland, Brazill’s first job was on a government scheme updating Ordnance Survey Maps (not as glamorous as it sounds). He’s also worked in a second-hand record shop & played bass in a couple of unsuccessful post-punk bands. He’s been TEFL teaching for more than a decade and claims he seems to be getting away with it so far. He is the author of Guns of Brixton, Cold London Blues, Kill Me Quick! and a few other tasty snacks. His writing has been translated into Italian, Finnish, German and Slovene. His stories have been published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8, 10, and 11.
The book will be released in 2016. More details to come. Yay!