Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Paul D Brazill - The Man From Atlantis
A few months ago, when I was typically dawdling around Facebook, I received a message from Giulia from the spiffing Italian magazine Liberi di Scrivere. I’d known Giulia for a couple of years and had even been interviewed by Liberi di Scrivere.
She mentioned an upcoming ePublisher, ATLANTIS, the dark spawn of Lite Editions, a highly successful publisher of erotic eBooks. With Atlantis, publishers Lorenzo Mazzoni and Marco Belli decided to produce a series of noir novelettes, taking place in various cities around the world.
Giulia asked if was I interested. And, of course, I was!
So, I wrote the novelette RED ESPERANTO/ ROSSO ESPERANTO . It’s the story of an English hack-Luke Case- up to no good in Warsaw, Poland, a city where I lived for around five years.
Well, recently, ATLANTIS asked me if I was interested in writing a follow up to RED ESPERANTO and I jumped at the chance.
DEATH ON A HOT AFTERNOON takes the same hapless hack, Luke Case, to Madrid, Spain. A city where I once spent an intense summer. The tag line: An English hack encounters a man with a violent past, and a mysterious torch singer, during a hot Spanish summer, with fatal results.
And yes, there will be more Luke Case yarns to come.
The Italian translation of DEATH ON A HOT AFTERNOON will be available soon but you can pick up the English version from Amazon, B&N etc
You can also buy it direct from ATLANTIS, if it tickles your fancy.
Bio: Spinetingler Award nominee Paul D. Brazill has had bits and bobs of short fiction published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Books Of Best British Crime 8 and 10,and he has edited the anthologies True Brit Grit & Off The Record 2– with Luca Veste - and Drunk On The Moon 1 and 2. His ebooks Red Esperanto, Death On A Hot Afternoon, 13 Shots Of Noir, Vin Of Venus (with David Cranmer & Garnett Elliot ) and Snapshots are out now, and his novellas The Gumshoe and Guns Of Brixton will be out pretty damned soon. His blog is here.