Exiles: An Outsider Anthology

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The all new version of Exiles: An Outsider Anthology – now published by Artizan– is out now!

A powerful short story collection was edited by the Bukowski of Noir, Paul D. Brazill. Exiles features 26 outsiders-themed stories by some of the greatest crime and noir writers, K. A. Laity, Chris Rhatigan, Steven Porter, Patti Abbott, Ryan Sayles, Gareth Spark, Pamila Payne, Paul D. Brazill, Jason Michel, Carrie Clevenger, David Malcolm, Nick Sweeney, Sonia Kilvington, Rob Brunet, James A. Newman, Tess Makovesky, Chris Leek, McDroll, Renato Bratkovič, Walter Conley, Marietta Miles, Aidan Thorn, Benjamin Sobieck, Graham Wynd, Richard Godwin, Colin Graham, and an introduction by Heath Lowrance.

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Rogue: Paul D. Brazill

Today’s Rogue is Mr B, the godfather of Brit Grit, Paul D. Brazill: readers of this blog will already be familiar with the mastermind behind Roman Dalton, Gumshoe and of course Exiles. It won’t surprise anyone that he’s a Rogue, too…

Who’s your Rogue?

Diggsy in ‘Route 66 And All That’ is a small-town postman who occasionally dips his toes into the dirty and shallow waters of small-time crime.

What crime would you really want to get away with?

I’ve always thought that ‘crimes against humanity’ would sound impressive on a rap sheet. Better to be hung for a herd of sheep etc


What author can’t you do without?

Askey. Sorry, what was that, I’m a bit mutton …


What movie best captures the criminal life?

Wild Bill: Former tough guy Bill returns home to his dreary flat in a London tower block, after 11 years in the nick, only to find out that his wife has done a runner to Spain, leaving their two young sons to fend for themselves. Writer Danny King, director Dexter Fletcher and a collection of great performances turn what could have been merely grim social realism into a splendid, funny and moving film.

Are you a criminal mastermind or just a mild-mannered dreamer?

A criminally minded dreamer.

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Rogue: Aidan Thorn

ExilesAnother of the Exiled: it’s Rogue Aidan Thorn!

Who’s your Rogue?

My story is about a rogue called, Joe Elliot (No, not the lead singer from Def Leppard). In Fish out of Water, Joe is a mid-level criminal working in a larger criminal organisation run by a nasty piece of work called Jimmy O’Keefe. I’ve used these characters in other stories, in fact you’ll meet Joe and Jimmy a couple of times if you read my short story collection that’s coming soon from the guys that brought you Rogue. In this story Joe is finding legitimate fronts from which Jimmy can run his business.

The sequel to my Rogue story features at the end of my next short story collection… So, if you enjoy Fish out of Water don’t forget to pick up Urban Decay, when it’s released, to find out what happens next.

What crime would you really want to get away with?

We’d all like a lot of money, right? Anything that means I get away clean with more money than I could ever spend in my lifetime stolen from someone that’s exploited people to make that money. I’d then dish large chunks of it out to people I like and people that really need it… Basically, I’d like to be Robin Hood.

What author can’t you do without?

George Pelecanos, without doubt. I just love his work. I have to have everything he writes the minute it comes out and will drop whatever I’m reading to start something by Pelecanos as soon as I’ve got my hands on it.

What movie best captures the criminal life?

Tough question… The Godfather Pt II, no Carlito’s Way, wait… Goodfellas… um, maybe Casino, Mean Streets, Get Carter… Oh Donnie Brasco’s great too… No, The Godfather Pt II, definitely… I think…

Are you a criminal mastermind or just a mild-mannered dreamer?

In my dreams I’m a criminal mastermind

Find Aidan online:

Twitter: @AidanDFThorn

Web: http://aidanthornwriter.weebly.com

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International Crime StoryBundle

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Blackwitch PressExiles: An Outsider Anthology is included in the international crime StoryBundle.

The blurb:

The International Crime Bundle features 9 crime titles for a price you set. We’ve got novels from some of the best crime writers today, having picked up such awards as the Goldsboro ‘Last Laugh’ Award, Anthony, Macavity and Agatha Award, Spinetingler Book of Year, Pulp Pusher Book of the Year and a small matter of a Pulitzer-prize!

Vincent Zandri, Paul O’Brien, Arlene Hunt, Declan Burke, Jake Needham, Robert B. Lowe and, of course, me and the cast of Exiles: An Outsider Anthology.

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Out Now — Exiles: An Outsider Anthology (for charity)

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INTRODUCTION: HEATH LOWRANCE
REFLECTIONS ON A DECADE IN THE WILD EAST – COLIN GRAHAM
EATING THE DREAM – K A LAITY
MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO DELHI – CHRIS RHATIGAN
BOXING DAY IN MUROS – STEVEN PORTER
WE ARE ALL SPECIAL CASES – PATTI ABBOTT
NEVER A VESSELL LARGE ENOUGH – RYAN SALES
THE SOLOMON SEA – GARETH SPARK
AGENT RAMIEL GETS THE CALL – PAMILA PAYNE
THE WEATHER PROPHET – PAUL D. BRAZILL
THE RAIN KING – JASON MICHEL
DULLCREEK – CARRIE CLEVENGER
IN AMERICA – DAVID MALCOLM
THE PLACE OF THE DEAD – NICK SWEENEY
DISAPEARING ACT – SONIA KILVINGTON
WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR – ROB BRUNET
PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY – JAMES A. NEWMAN
DEAD MAN WALKING – TESS MAKOVESKY
SHUT OUT THE LIGHT – CHRIS LEEK
FLYING IN AMSTERDAM – MCDROLL
THE TRIBE – RENATO BRATKOVIC
WETWORK – WALTER CONLEY
DIGGER DAVIES – MARRIETTA MILES
TAKING OUT THE TRASH – AIDAN THORN
MISSING AN EAR – BENJAMIN SOBIECK
THE TENDER TRAP – GRAHAM WYND
FALLING THROUGH THE HOURGLASS – RICHARD GODWIN

Out now, a charity anthology of the best and the brightest darkest in support of the Marfan Foundation. Sadly, it has become a tribute also to Colin Graham, whom we lost quite unexpectedly this month. I’m glad to have a last chance to join him between the covers of this book along with all these other fine folk.

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Exiles: Table of Contents

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INTRODUCTION: HEATH LOWRANCE
REFLECTIONS ON A DECADE IN THE WILD EAST – COLIN GRAHAM
EATING THE DREAM – K A LAITY
MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO DELHI – CHRIS RHATIGAN
BOXING DAY IN MUROS – STEVEN PORTER
WE ARE ALL SPECIAL CASES – PATTI ABBOTT
NEVER A VESSELL LARGE ENOUGH – RYAN SALES
THE SOLOMON SEA – GARETH SPARK
AGENT RAMIEL GETS THE CALL – PAMILA PAYNE
THE WEATHER PROPHET – PAUL D. BRAZILL
THE RAIN KING – JASON MICHEL
DULLCREEK – CARRIE CLEVENGER
IN AMERICA – DAVID MALCOLM
THE PLACE OF THE DEAD – NICK SWEENEY
DISAPEARING ACT – SONIA KILVINGTON
WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR – ROB BRUNET
PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY – JAMES A. NEWMAN
DEAD MAN WALKING – TESS MAKOVESKY
SHUT OUT THE LIGHT – CHRIS LEEK
FLYING IN AMSTERDAM – MCDROLL
THE TRIBE – RENATO BRATKOVIC
WETWORK – WALTER CONLEY
DIGGER DAVIES – MARRIETTA MILES
TAKING OUT THE TRASH – AIDAN THORN
MISSING AN EAR – BENJAMIN SOBIECK
THE TENDER TRAP – GRAHAM WYND
FALLING THROUGH THE HOURGLASS – RICHARD GODWIN

Coming soon — a charity anthology of the best and the brightest darkest in support of the Marfan Foundation. Sadly, it has become a tribute also to Colin Graham, whom we lost quite unexpectedly this month. I’m glad to have a last chance to join him between the covers of this book along with all these other fine folk.

 

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