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 and even gaudier situations abound in Cold London Blues.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
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 back ground. Well that is how some of these conversations are and it is quite genius.
The scenes with Father Tim, which are quite plentiful, are quite amusing but put him with Gregor and these two just bounce off each other. There is such a casual way in which they go about business and that is simply what it is, a job. It is just that they are bloody good at maiming and murder. It isn’t a job where you can really make friends with people either because buy them a pint one minute and just one phone call from Uncle Tony and their life can be ended before the forth has disappeared off their beer.
Novellas aren’t really my thing but I had heard so much about Paul Brazill that I had to see what he was all about. This novella has been top notch read. Such a very busy book it is bursting with entertainment value page after page, loved the gang members names and the London twang. Superb!
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.