Welcome to Brash Books

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 The Charleston Knife is Back in Town - Coming Soon

The Charleston Knife is Back in Town - Coming Soon By Ralph Dennis

The second novel in the acclaimed, long-lost series. Hardman races to find the five kids who robbed a high-stakes gambling party before they are found, and diced, by a knife-wielding assassin.

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Author Atlanta Deathwatch - Coming Soon

Atlanta Deathwatch - Coming Soon By Ralph Dennis

The first novel in the unforgettable, long lost series by Ralph Dennis is finally back in print… after being coveted for years by collectors of the very best in hardboiled fiction. Includes an Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale.

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Author Dead Man's Badge - Audiobook

Dead Man's Badge - Audiobook By Robert Dunn

The audiobook edition. Crook Longview Moody takes the place of his dead brother as the Police Chief of a border town being terrorized by a drug cartel.

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Author The Preacher: King of Diamonds - Coming in 2018

The Preacher: King of Diamonds - Coming in 2018 By Ted Thackrey

The Preacher brings his high-stakes game of death and justice to a California casino that's the temple for a deadly cult led by a brilliant psychopath with horrific intentions.  

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Memphis Luck

Gerald Duff’s MEMPHIS LUCK—the sizzling sequel to MEMPHIS RIBS—is finally available in trade paperback and ebook editions! The critics already love it, and we’re sure you will as well.

From The Blog

Brash Fireworks in July

It’s been a thrilling few weeks here at Brash Books, and we’re blasting into July…

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Brash in the West

I just returned from a gala weekend in Billings Montana, where DOUBLE WIDE author Leo W.…

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Bill Crider Author

Jim Sanderson on Bill Crider

Bill Crider’s two children will miss him. Fellow writers will miss him. Readers too will miss him, but we have his many, many books.

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DOUBLE WIDE Wins Two Spur Awards

Author Leo W. Bank’s debut crime novel Double Wide has scored a rare double-header from the Western Writers of America by winning two 2018 Spur Awards, the “Oscar” of western fiction.

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Getting in Touch with Touchfeather

Jimmy Sangster was an amazing writer.  He was one of the best screenwriters for Hammer’s horror movies, and he was all over U.S. TV in the ’70s (check out his IMDb entry).  He also wrote novels, several of which I read and enjoyed, including two about a spy named Katy Touchfeather.

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Leo Banks takes his “Double Wide” On the Road

That’s a weekend for you – the true story of a daring rescue, braying donkeys, good folks and good books. Only in dear old Arizona.

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Max Allan Collins: On the Road to Paradise

Road to Paradise was an especially difficult one to put together, making me flex narrative muscles – characterization depths – that I hadn’t before or since. I think of it as a kind of deadpan tragedy, with some blood-spattered redemption by journey’s end.

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Leo Banks: The Story Behind DOUBLE WIDE

Brash Books will publish my first novel, Double Wide, on Nov 1. I wrote the first version of it in the 1980s. What are we looking at here, more than three decades? Sounds about right…

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