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We publish the best crime novels in existence. A brash claim? You bet it is. But our award-winning, critically acclaimed authors prove it with each and every one of their amazing books.

We’ve got it all: psychological thrillers, murder mysteries, international espionage, and police procedurals from established masters of the craft – as well as premiere books from new voices who are sure to become crime fiction stars.

Life is short – don’t waste your time on bad books. Browse through our fantastic library of unmissable mysteries, terrific thrillers and compelling crime novels – then pick up one of the best books you’ll ever read.

Latest Additions

Author Your Friendly Neighborhood Death Peddler - Coming Soon!

Your Friendly Neighborhood Death Peddler - Coming Soon! By Jimmy Sangster

A hapless Brit unknowingly becomes an international arms dealer in this rollicking, wildly funny adventure.

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Author Dust in the Heart

Dust in the Heart By Ralph Dennis

There's a killer stalking children in a small, North Carolina town...and the only one who can stop him is the local Sheriff, a man crippled physically and emotionally by a war that he's still fighting within himself. The haunting, powerful new thriller by Ralph Dennis, author of the legendary Hardman series of crime novels

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Author Fireball - Coming in February

Fireball - Coming in February By Jimmy Sangster

The long-lost fourth book in Jimmy Sangster's "James Reed" series. Reed is trapped in a nightmare of sex, blackmail and murder... to get out, he must go to New York...and worm his way into the rotton core of the Big Apple. 

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Author Champagne Cowboys - Coming in March

Champagne Cowboys - Coming in March By Leo W. Banks

The long-awaited sequel to DOUBLE WIDE, the double Spur Award winning novel.

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Blanche Passes Go

Lee Goldberg & Joel Goldman introduce BLANCHE PASSES GO, the fourth and final book in Barbara Neely's acclaimed series of award-winning novels from Brash Books

From The Blog

Uncovering the “DUST IN THE HEART”

I struggled over whether to publish Dust in the Heart or to keep it in a drawer. The original manuscript was nearly 100,000 words and it was a mess … and yet, there was still something haunting, melancholy, and powerful about the book that wouldn’t let me go…

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Barbara Neely Named Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster

Brash author Barbara Neely has been named this year’s Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America.

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FIREBALL – Long Lost, Unpublished Jimmy Sangster Novel Found

BIG NEWS! We’ve found a long-lost, never-before-published Jimmy Sangster novel! It’s called Fireball…and here is the incredible story behind the major, literary discovery.

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The Wit and Wisdom of Shell Scott

“He lay there with his face on the cement, in his own blood and wastes. Lesson for would be killers: Either don’t miss with your first shot, or else eat light, go to the john, take an enema, and be ready to die neat.” Kill Him Twice

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The Summer of Sangster

We’re declaring this the Summer of Sangster as we proudly release all of the incredible crime novels and espionage thrillers by Jimmy Sangster, one of the most beloved and versatile writers in the genre… and the truly legendary writer/producer/director of scores of classic Hammer Horror films in the UK.

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BLACKBALL is Back!

Here’s Robert Randisi’s full, 1987 review of Jimmy Sangster’s hardboiled classic BLACKBALL, which Brash Books has just re-released in new ebook & trade paperback editions. Randisi is the founder of the Private Eye Writers of America.

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Max Allan Collins: Talkin’ About SHAFT

I pity the fools (as someone once said) who cannot enjoy this knowingly politically incorrect salute to the original film and its cinematic era. Roundtree doesn’t enter till act three, but he does so with a bang – a number of them. He’s wonderful.

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Real People Don’t Talk Like That

who wants to read boring dialogue?  I read books that take me interesting places, peopled with interesting characters, engaged in stimulating, provocative and humorous conversation.  I want to be bored I’ll watch network sitcoms.

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