Too Many Crooks: An Interview with Paul D. Brazill


Crime Fiction at its Finest!

Paul D. Brazill has stories published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime 8, 10 and 11 – alongside the likes of Lee Child, Ian Rankin and Neil Gaiman.

His books include Guns Of Brixton, The Last Laugh, A Case Of Noir, and Kill Me Quick!

His latest novels are Too Many Crooks and Cold London Blues—which we discuss with the author in our interview. Read it here!


Featured Story for August: Tusks by Paul Goat Allen

The man is no stranger to fiction. Professional Reviewer and Author Paul Goat Allen comes to Solarcide and gives us “Tusks”—Our Final Guest Story for the summer.

While we’re temporarily closing to submissions to continue our promotion of Solarcidal Tendencies, we’re excited to see our monthly stories go out on a high note with Paul Goat Allen’s latest. Readers should eat this one up and can check out “Tusks” right here.

Enjoy, Comment, Share and Be Sure To Kill The Sun!

Five for The Vault

vaultOver the coming weeks will be bringing back some of the guest stories we ran over the past eighteen months. These stories will return to publication in our Vault.

The first batch of guest stories are now live.

Welcome to new and nostalgic eyes alike:

LAWN GIRL (Excerpt) by Ben Tanzer

An excerpt chapter from Ben’s novella, My Father’s House.

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TIGER, TIGER (Short story) by Bryan Howie

Who owns the story, he that tells it, or he that listens?

POETRY (Poems) by Laramore Black

A mini collection of weird and wonderful word-play.

THE TOOTH FAIRY (Short story) by Dakota Taylor

Sometimes things are more than they seem.

LOOSE STRINGS (Short story) by Mike Frounfelter

Memories are in turmoil in this quality piece of creative non fiction.

We’re back, and we have big news!

logoWe’re back, baby!

After a period of down-time to welcome in the new year, we have returned. Happenings around here are about to become more fun than ever.

We have a brand new, retro-funk design, and a new page layout to match recent changes around here, of which there are many. There are some very grand plans for 2013.

Where to start?


Possibly the biggest news, is our new strategy for guest story content. We will now be running a regular, monthly, guest story slot. We hope for this feature to become one of the most exciting online venues for short stories, and to up the ante on our end we will now be paying for guest content that is accepted.

That’s right, you can now earn a payday by sending us your work. We will pay $50 (USD) for every story we run. Only a single story will be selected each month, so bring your A-game if you’re thinking about hitting up this party!

The grizzly details on how to submit can be found in the Submissions Guidelines. We really look forward to seeing what comes our way.

And to kick things off on that front…


…our guest story for January is already live!

Year Of The Pig comes from a new face to these pages. In fitting style, Andrea Taylor actually makes her fiction publication debut to kick-start off our new monthly feature.

With the quality of this work, it’s hard to belive Andrea isn’t a household name already . We’re certain that this publication will not be her last.

It’s a dark one for sure. Check it out here.

We have also set up a page in our guest story section called The Vault, which will be the new home for some of the guest story content we ran over the past eighteen months. Look out for an update about this real soon.


That’s not all for the big announcements in this update. Following hot on the heels of last year’s Nova Parade anthology, we are delighted to announce our newest feature release project.


Are you ready to get dirty with us? Because over the coming weeks, we are accepting submissions for Flash Me! The Sinthology, featuring one of our closest friends and allies, Mr Chester Pane, (The Flash Assassin™) as co-editor.

Flash Me! has a proud history of written perversions, and we are very happy to be continuing its evolution with this bona-fide, flash extravaganza. It’s going to be a whole lot of filthy, decadent fun.

This project will also be our first foray into print format publishing, another milestone in our quest to wage war on the sun.

There is more information on this project here, and the specifics on submissions can be found here.

We hope for many of you to be joining us is shaming ourselves with this project.


Finally, some more news. Solarcide will, for the next batch of episodes, be the official sponsor of the Books and Booze podcast. The crew over there do great work, putting out informative, and sometimes hilarious, interviews with exciting special guests. They’re good friends of ours over there and it’s great to be working alongside them.

And that’s about all.

For now. Keep your eyes peeled for more posts later this month, including the filling of The Vault and the info on a tasty book give-away.

Rock on, fuckers. All the best,

Martin Garrity & Nathan Pettigrew