An Interview with Paul D Brazill – Small Time Crimes

July 19, 2018 0 By News

NTTK: Thieves, killers and cannibals – the stories in your latest collection, Small Time Crimes, are brutal and dark. But
they are also, at times, comic, and that fun factor really grips. What’s the trick to getting readers to laugh about crime and murder?

PDB: Charlie Chaplin said ‘Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.’ So maybe it’s just Schadenfreude – the same cringe factor that television shows like Extras or Curb Your Enthusiasm have. We’re just glad it’s not us
NTTK: A lady is mad at you. While reading Small Time Crimes she gasped and dropped the book on her cat. Startled, the huge kitty left terrible scratches on her leg. She blames you. What scene in what story was she reading?
PDB: It was the scene in Sheila Take A Bow when the previously comatose – and barking mad- Sheila wakes up and smashes a bottle over a bad guy’s head.

 

Paul D. Brazill – Bio

Paul’s books include Guns Of Brixton, The Last Laugh, A Case Of Noir, Big City Blues, Too Many Crooks and Kill Me Quick!

He was born in England and lives in Poland. His writing has been translated into Italian, Finnish, Polish, German and Slovene. He has been published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Books of Best British Crime.

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