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The Gumshoe, and Other Brit Grit Yarns is a collection of gritty, violent and blackly comic short stories and flash fiction from Paul D. Brazill, author of Guns Of Brixton.

The Gumshoe itself is the short, sharp story of Peter Ord, a divorced teacher who decides to become a private detective in fading ‘one-whore-town’ somewhere in the north-east of England. Dark farce and tragicomedy ensue.

‘packed with jokes, puns and whiplash humour, whether it is spawned by character, setting, dialogue or just because a word can become entertaining with a simple twist in a sentence’

‘as dark as it is funny’

THE GUMSHOE, AND OTHER BRIT GRIT YARNS is available from Amazon.


Paul D. Brazill is the author of Guns Of Brixton and A Case Of Noir He was born in England and lives in Poland. He is an International Thriller Writers Inc member whose writing has been translated into Italian,French, German 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 has edited a few anthologies, including the best-selling True Brit Grit – with Luca Veste.