Last night I finished reading Killer Tease ("Burlesque was her life but, in the seedy underbelly of Brighton, it might be the death of her"), the new book from Brighton's Pulp Press. It's one of the most enjoyable books I've read in ages. The prose is fast-paced and clean, the action violent and it's set in Brighton, name-dropping places with glee. It's not a perfect novel, with a few mistakes ("North Laines" rather than "North Laine" being a notable local one), but it's so exuberant. This is a book that doesn't care whether you like it or not, just gets on with its job.
I picked up my copy for a fiver from the Punker Bunker in Sydney Street and I'm now looking forward to the next Pulp Press book. Here's an interview with Danny Hogan, the writer (I love his attitude to books) and a more in-depth review.