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Cold London Blues

Cold London Blues A killer priest is on the rampage across London and an egotistical Hollywood action movie star is out for revenge when his precious comic book collection is stolen Meanwhile gangster Marty Cook s dre

  • Title: Cold London Blues
  • Author: Paul D. Brazill
  • ISBN: 9781910720554
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Paperback
  • A killer priest is on the rampage across London and an egotistical Hollywood action movie star is out for revenge when his precious comic book collection is stolen Meanwhile, gangster Marty Cook s dreams of going legit swiftly turn pear shaped when one of his bouncers accidentally kills one of his salsa club s regular customers Razor sharp wisecracks, gaudy characters anA killer priest is on the rampage across London and an egotistical Hollywood action movie star is out for revenge when his precious comic book collection is stolen Meanwhile, gangster Marty Cook s dreams of going legit swiftly turn pear shaped when one of his bouncers accidentally kills one of his salsa club s regular customers Razor sharp wisecracks, gaudy characters and even gaudier situations abound in Cold London Blues.

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      Published :2019-04-27T22:35:07+00:00

    About "Paul D. Brazill"

    1. Paul D. Brazill

      Paul D Brazill is the author of A Case Of Noir, Guns Of Brixton Roman Dalton Werewolf PI He was born in England and lives in Poland He is an International Thriller Writers Inc member whose writing has been translated into Italian, Polish and Slovene He has had writing published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Books of Best British Crime 8,10 and 11, alongside the likes of Ian Rankin, Neil Gaiman and Lee Child He edited the best selling anthology True Brit Grit with Luca Veste.

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    1. This book is caviar.The characters have great names ("Be-bop De Luca"; "Aldo Calvino"; "Squeaky Thompson"), all of whom are delightfully memorable. (D I Nikki Scrace comes to mind: the muscular, transexual policewoman who investigates the case at the heart of the story).The story itself is a can of worms into which the freakish cast is drawn willy nilly, through their different points of contact with a criminal family, a heist, a number of hits, and one or two murders that aren't hits.But this b [...]


    2. 'If the viewing public have any taste at all, 'Roman Dalton - Werewolf PI' will be a smash hit.'It's a bank holiday. You're looking for something to read. You probably want something that's a little different. A book that will entertain as much as it thrills. If it's a bargain, so much the better. Well here's one that will tick your boxes and tickle your fancy.Cold London Blues has an elongated title - Ealing Comedy meets Pulp Fiction and has a love child. I honestly think that says it better th [...]


    3. I know: you’ll be shocked to hear that I loved this. I’ve been champing the bit waiting for this book to drop because there are few writers who genuinely entertain as much as Brazill. And this is no exception.If you’ve read Guns of Brixton, you’ll recognise some of the folks here. The tune has changed from the Clash to the inimitable Vic Godard and this offers the chance to slip in a little — dare I say it? — poetry between the mayhem. There’s a confidence here that allows some aud [...]


    4. When a truck full of valuable vintage superhero comic books is stolen this is just the tipping point for author Paul D Brazill to weave a London based crime tale full of crooks, criminals, cops and conmen laced with his usual witty one liners and black humour. Cold London Blues is the sequel to Mr Brazill’s earlier work Guns of Brixton featuring many of the same memorable characters, some bizarre new ones and with plenty of knowing references to previous Brazill stories. To summarise any fan o [...]


    5. When you grab a new book by Paul D. Brazill you never know what to expect - you do know, however, that you can expect a great deal of fun, excellent writing and funny characters. Cold London Blues is no different - a strange mix of characters and great dialogue and descriptions in a nicely written narrative won’t let you go until you get to the last page. You’ll find some great jokes, anecdotes and metaphors you’ll use in your pub conversations with friends and after that you’ll want som [...]


    6. Brazil doesn’t disappoint with this latest crime caper written in his signature style, mixing noirish punk menace and Sid James humour. Featuring an array of wonderful characters, both old and new, high end dialogue and killer one liners, only Brazil could carry off a crime story about stolen comics with such panache. Ace.


    7. An American celebrity's comic book collection is stolen and chaos ensues. That chaos involves seedy bars, flotsam and jetsam, and dark humor. It's PDB people--sit back and enjoy the ride.


    8. There are so many gems in Paul D. Brazill’s “Cold London Blues” that this review could contain nothing but a bulleted list. If I did that, surely it would be enough to convince you that you need to read this smart, violent and funny book. I should try a little harder to point all of the fantastic elements of this short sharp novel and certainly I could do better than that bulleted list, but hell, I can’t resist sharing at least a few: “The bar had the smell of a soggy nun” “A storm [...]


    9. I’ve been champing the bit waiting for this book to drop because there are few writers who genuinely entertain as much as Brazill. And this is no exception.If you’ve read Guns of Brixton, you’ll recognise some of the folks here. The tune has changed from the Clash to the inimitable Vic Godard and this offers the chance to slip in a little — dare I say it? — poetry between the mayhem. There’s a confidence here that allows some audacity. The first line: ‘The morning that Father Tim C [...]


    10. This is so brilliant. I love it when an author can turn the most gruesome scene, where I am reading but trying not to look at the same time, into one that makes me smile then laugh. This Paul Brazill seems to have mastered and it has such a smoothness with it, and so very natural that you can almost forget that someone is dying at a pair of thugs hands. It is like putting the shopping through at the tills and you get talking and the shopping becomes secondary. Just some thing going on in the bac [...]


    11. A fantastic book that combines some of the best elements of Brit noir. If you're a fan of films like 'Sexy Beast' or anything Mike Hodges did over the past thirty years, you'll find a lot to like in these pages. At the same time, though, Brazill's voice is wholly original. His characters are funny and dangerous without turning into cliches or clowns, and his plots zoom along at a nice clip.


    12. A devilishly funny tale of murder, Mayhem with a colourful cast This hits you like a tornado there is a movie actor who wants his co!mic collection back by any means. A hit man whose a priestA cop who. has had sex change who is all over the placed a whole bunch of villains, crooks and crazy men and womenThis is a funny ,fast and devilish story of revengetakedowns and murder Readf in one sitting


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