"The BRIT GRIT mob is coming to kick down your door with hobnailed boots. Kitchen-sink noir; petty-thief-louts; lives of quiet desperation; sharp, blood-stained slices of life; booze-sodden brawls from the bottom of the barrel and comedy that's as black as it's bitter--this is BRIT GRIT!"
True Brit Grit is a hard-hitting, gritty, crime anthology that contains strong language.
True Brit Grit is 45 British writers, 45 short stories. All coming together to produce an anthology, benefiting two charities...
Children 1st - children1st.org.uk/
Francesca Bimpson Foundation - francescabimpsonfoundation.org
The line up...
Introduction by Maxim Jakubowski
1. Two Fingers of Noir by Alan Griffiths 2. Eat Shit by Tony Black 3. Baby Face And Irn Bru by Allan Guthrie 4. Pretty Hot T'Ing by Adrian Magson 5. Black Betty by Sheila Quigley 6. Payback: With Interest by Matt Hilton 7. Looking for Jamie by Iain Rowan 8. Stones in Me Pocket by Nigel Bird 9. The Catch and The Fall by Luke Block 10. A Long Time Coming by Paul Grzegorzek 11. Loose Ends by Gary Dobbs 12. Graduation Day by Malcolm Holt 13. Cry Baby by Victoria Watson 14. The Savage World of Men by Richard Godwin 15. Hard Boiled Poem (a mystery) by Alan Savage 16. A Dirty Job by Sue Harding 17. Stay Free by Nick Quantrill 18. The Best Days of My Life by Steven Porter 19. Hanging Stanley by Jason Michel 20. The Wrong Place to Die by Nick Triplow 21. Coffin Boy by Nick Mott 22. Meat Is Murder by Colin Graham 23. Adult Education by Graham Smith 24. A Public Service by Col Bury 25. Hero by Pete Sortwell 26. Snapshots by Paul D Brazill 27. Smoked by Luca Veste 28. Geraldine by Andy Rivers 29. A Minimum of Reason by Nick Boldock 30. Dope on a Rope by Darren Sant 31. A Speck of Dust by David Barber 32. Hard Times by Ian Ayris 33. Never Ending by McDroll 34. Imagining by Ben Cheetham 35. Escalator by Jim Hilton 36. Faces by Frank Duffy 37. A Day In The Death Of Stafford Plank by Stuart Ayris 38. The Plebitarian by Danny Hogan 39. King Edward by Gerard Brennan 40. This Is Glasgow by Steven Miscandlon 41. Brit Grit by Charlie Wade 42. Five Bags Of Billy by Charlie Williams 43. It Could Be You by Julie Morrigan 44. No Shortcuts by Howard Linskey 45. The Great Pretender by Ray Banks
"This book should not be purchased by asthmatics or heavy smokers as it leaves a fit person breathless with excitement." ***** Crimesquad.com
37 Action-packed Pulse Pounding Tales!
That’s exactly what you get in this collection of action stories from top thriller authors Stephen Leather, Matt Hilton, Zoë Sharp, Adrian Magson, Steven Savile and many more, including stories from exciting up-and-comers.
Think back to the days when heroes were heroes and the action was furious and full-blooded. When often as not, the hero was quite the opposite: an anti-hero - but he needed to be, to bring the kind of violent justice to villains worse than him. When political correctness took a back seat, even as the bullets and karate chops were flying. Basically it was good old harmless fun. It was a case of disengaging your moral compass and getting down with the hero as they took on all comers, and they did it with balletic grace and uncompromising violence. Gratuitous? Mostly. Realistic? Not always. Great fun? You betcha!!! Then fast forward to the here and now: What if the current action and thriller authors set their minds to bringing back the action genres of old? Well, that question is answered here. Within these pages you will find secret agents, vigilantes (both just and insane), cops, villains, soldiers, veterans, gangsters, swordsmen, privateers, Ninja and even a crypto-zoological beast you might recognise. Some of the tales are delivered with shocking realism, some as lighter entertainment, some on the grittier side, but each and every tale included in Action: Pulse Pounding Tales Volume 1 is sure to get your heart racing.
Kick back and enjoy the ride!
Contents: Introduction by Matt Hilton Strangers on a Train by Stephen Leather Satisfaction Guaranteed by Matt Hilton Valley of Death by I S Paton The Real Deal by James Oliver Hilton Jingle Bells by Adrian Magson Death By Licence by Joe McCoubrey The Night Butterflies by Zoë Sharp Gallance by Col Bury Battle For Baghlan by Matt Hayden The Stranger by David Barber Expiry Date by Gavin Bell A Most Honorable Death by Jochem Vandersteen Jack Be Nimble by Steven Savile & Steve Lockley At Close Range by Ian Graham Cutter’s Law by James Hopwood Angel Tough by Absolutely Kate On Her Majesty’s Bloody Service by Iain Purdie The Legend of Jimmy-The-Gimp by Keith Gingell Blood Moon of 1931 by Terrence P. McCauley Skinner Alive by Daniel Moses Luft Jobs Taken by Asher Wismer The Handler by Gavin Hunt Blood on Their Hands by Les Morris Issa’s Island Prison by Graham Smith Eastern Fury by Andrew Scorah The Liberator by Paul D. Brazill The Tower of Marnir by Paul Grzegorzek Bit Part Player by Theresa Derwin The Judgment of Jean Lafitte by Evan Lewis Avenged: Sixfold by Natasha Marie Thomas Man or Mouse by Mark Dark Stokey by Robin Jarossi Savage Sun by Richard Godwin One Flew Over the Policeman’s Bonnet by Pete Sortwell Born of Woman by Laird Long Chickens by K.A. Laity *Bonus Story* Trench Warfare by Matt Hilton Acknowledgements Afterword by Matt Hilton