Sharp, twisted, wicked and packing a punch – the way short crime fiction should be. Readers like to feel the oiliness of a gun, the smell of the dirty back streets and the taste of grit on their tongue. Twists and turns keep us on the edge of our seats and a finish that makes us wonder if we will ever breath again.
Nigel Bird’s stories do all of those things – not only that, but these stories also have heart, stories that you won’t forget for a long time.
“DIRTY OLD TOWN (and Other Stories) is the debut collection from the prize-winning writer Nigel Bird.
His brilliantly observed slices of life allow us to visit places we may not normally choose to enter and to walk a few miles in the shoes of others. Though his tales have darkness at their core, they are also full of a heart and spirit that one rarely finds in the world or ‘noir’ or
There are 9 stories here: Drinking Wine (Spo-Dee-Oh-Dee); Dirty Old Town; Sea Minor; Sisterhood; One Hundred And Ten Per Cent; Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight); Three Little Birds; and Silver Street.”
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Beat On The Brat (And Other Stories) is the second collection to be released by
prize winning author Nigel Bird, following the success of his debut, the
critically acclaimed Dirty Old Town (And Other Stories).
Here are 9 more pieces from the shadows. The lead story, Beat On The Brat, was the winner of the prestigious Watery Grave Invitational competition of 2010. It went on to be published in the highly-regarded Needle Magazine and was nominated for Spinetingler’s ‘Best Story Online’ earlier this year.
Nigel Bird is the author of 2 critically acclaimed collections of fiction entitled ‘Dirty Old Town’ and ‘Beat On The Brat’. Widely published by the best in the business, he won the Watery Grave Invitational in 2010 and was nominated for Spinetingler’s Best Story Online category this time around. A teacher and fatherof 3, he is the co-editor of the anthology ‘Pulp Ink’.
His blog is Sea Minor and has links to his books and other writings.