BRISTOL NOIR ‘shorts’ coming soon featuring articles, reviews, ideas and short stories.
Bristol Noir will start posting items here on inspirations; from Paul Auster to Bukowski, Jack Vettriano to HR Giger, Joy Division to the Stone Roses and the cities of Bristol and Manchester…also with reviews covering old and new releases in the hard-boiled, pulp, dirty realism and crime noir genres.
Bristol Noir Art, photos, ideas, short stories and flash fiction will be appearing here too, as well as those by others with the same feel and love for for Classic crime fiction with a dirty realism; like UNTETHEЯED.
Excerpts, extracts and quotes from Untethered will be shown along with tasters for the book’s follow-up(s). The next of which is Transference; based in Manchester.
In this Bristol Noir will go classic Manc-noir celebrating all the dark beautiful realism Untethered did with Bristol; this time in Manchester, tackling the gangs, Hacienda, bands, music and rainy street that fit this crime noir fiction so well; with dirty realism and semi-autobiographical words from someone who was there:
Transference by John Bowie
John goes back to late-nineties Manchester, its nightlife, and the
criminal underworld he’s on witness protection from. Killing
two birds with one stone, John picks up his next case in the dark
metropolis that once rejected him.
A boy dies. The police say it was suicide but the family all
believe the boy was pushed. Since he fell, people living in the block
have injuries, burns, wounds, but no one talks about it. Things just
don’t add up.
The boy’s death – part of a sinister underground club scene –
has been covered up by the police for his mother’s sake. In order to
solve the case, John must decide what truths need to be unearthed.
Ultimately, he must face his own demons in the smoky city and
confront the underworld kingpin he testified against: Mr Big.
Bristol Noir ‘Shorts’