Following the breakdown of his marriage, in a booze addled flash of inspiration, Peter Ord decides to become a private investigator. However, is Seatown ready for him? More to the point is he ready for the Seatown’s cast of ne’er do wells, gangsters and lunatics? Peter must tackle many challenging cases, including one involving a legless crooner, and when he comes under the radar of local crime lord Jack Martin, has he bitten off more than he can chew? With sidekicks like hack Bryn Laden failure is not an option it’s compulsory.
‘There’s much amusement here along with the noirish escapades. The adventures of this PI feel like they rolled out of a Tom Waits song — crime with the feel of a shaggy dog story.’ A Knife And A Quill.
‘Paul D. Brazill’s comic creation is wisecracking and laugh out loud funny. He pokes fun at the genre as he puts Ord through the grinder in his own unique style. A must read for fans of Brazill’s short fiction.’ Darren Sant, author of The Bank Manager & The Bum and Tales From The Longcroft.
‘Gumshoe by Paul D. Brazill is a noir character study with the worst intentions. Brazill chars the noir pot white with an irresistible stew of booze, blood and bad decisions, then shoves a private investigator into it to see if he can take being boiled alive. This is Brazill at his best, proving once again why he is one of the most respected noir writers today.’ Ben Sobieck, author of Cleansing Eden – The Celebrity Murders.
‘Amid the haze of booze and the brilliant juxtapositions of music, Brazill steers the reader assuredly through a great storyline that has left me wanting more. Each chapter draws you in and adds that wry bit of comedy amid the corruption and the sleaze. Read this. I highly recommend it.’ Richard Godwin, author of One Lost Summer, Mr. Glamour and Apostle Rising.
Paul D. Brazill is the author of Gumshoe and Guns Of Brixton. 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 and 10, alongside the likes of Ian Rankin, Neil Gaiman and Lee Child. He co-edited the best- selling anthology True Brit Grit