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  • Release Date: July 04, 2018
  • Print: $11.95
  • eBook: $4.99

Last Year’s Man by Paul D. Brazill by Paul Brazill

A troubled, ageing hit man leaves London and returns to his hometown in the north east of England hoping for peace. But the ghosts of his past return to haunt him.

Last Year’s Man is a violent and blackly comic slice of Brit Grit noir.

Praise for LAST YEAR’S MAN:

“It’s all here, everything you’ve come to expect from a Paul D. Brazill caper—the fast pace, the witty banter, the grim humour and the classic tunes—except this time he’s REALLY outdone himself. Unlike the lament in the song the title takes its name from, Paul’s best years are surely still ahead of him.” —Paul Heatley, author of Fatboy

“Paul D. Brazill is the Crown Prince of Noir. That’s my opinion, granted, but I stand by it. For those who require proof, just pick up his latest novel, Last Year’s Man, and it will be clear why I make that statement. All hail the crown prince!” —Les Edgerton, author of The RapistThe BitchJust Like That and others

“Brazill is brilliant, a unique voice which stands out from the crowd.” —Keith Nixon, author of the Solomon Gray books

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About the Author

Paul Brazill

Paul Brazill is the author of The Last Laugh and Other Shots of Noir and Last Year's Man.

Brazill describes the collection of stories 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 ofGuns 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. 

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