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 Road to Perdition - Coming November 2016

Road to Perdition - Coming November 2016 By Max Allan Collins

First there was Max Allan Collins’ legendary graphic novel…then came the Academy Award winning movie and his bestselling screenplay novelization. Now Collins presents an epic new novel, combining and expanding upon all that came before, to create the ultimate version of his unforgettable story.

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Author Eye of the Storme

Eye of the Storme By W.L. Ripley

Wyatt Storme investigates the rape of a young co-ed in Branson, Missouri in this action-packed, third adventure in the series.

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Author Milicent Le Sueur - Coming in November 2016

Milicent Le Sueur - Coming in November 2016 By Margaret Moseley

Millicent Le Sueur is an eccentric, obsessive-compulsive bag lady in a rural Southern town who investigates a murder...

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Author Graven Images

Graven Images By Jane Waterhouse

The body parts of murder victims are turning up in the lifelike sculptures of a celebrated artist...a case that strikes horrificly close to home for true crime author Garner Quinn.

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The Preacher

A mysterious, one-eyed stranger wanders into Farewell, New Mexico, a dusty border town rife with corruption in this Edgar Award finalist.

From The Blog

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Writing Storme: Neon, Tough Guys, and the New Nashville

I have watched Branson’s metamorphosis over the years with amazement. The explosion of wealth there has created a pastiche of Americana like nowhere else in the country. The neon signs and color of Branson create a rich canvas with limitless possibilities for intrigue and danger.

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GRAVEN IMAGES: Finding Garner Quinn’s Voice

GRAVEN IMAGES was originally written in the third person. Reading through my first draft of the manuscript it hit me like a ton of bricks—Oh crap. This is a first-person story.

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Lover Man by Author Dallas Murphy

The Brash Books App is Here!

Get Dallas Murphy’s Edgar-Award nominated LOVER MAN absolutely free when you download the FREE Brash App…the…

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Jim Sanderson

Success as a Writer Means Gathering Hyphens

To succeed financially or critically, a writer needs a niche, a label, and the more hyphens or more adjectives before the word “writer” the better. The business of being labeled doesn’t belong to the writer. So, without knowing what I was doing, I began a year-long acquisition of labels and hyphens.

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Jim Sanderson: How I Wrote “El Camino Del Rio”

it seemed to me that, in this setting, were some people like me, those just a little scared of going native, restricted by duty from going native, but attracted to the native never the less. In the Big Bend, and all across the Southwest, these people were border patrol agents.

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Margaret Moseley: How I Wrote “BONITA FAYE”

She ate her chocolate cream pie, one deliberate fork full at a time, a little country woman with gray, wind-blown hair, totally unaware I was shaping her life in another dimension, having her (for god’s sake) kill.

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Geoffrey Miller and THE BLACK GLOVE

Geoffrey Miller: How I Wrote “THE BLACK GLOVE”

I no longer remember how I came up with the idea of the gumshoe who had been famous for fifteen minutes and then plunged back to earth. Like a lot of people who grew up in the 60s, I found the 70’s to be a huge letdown, The Big Sell-Out; I suppose that had something to do with it.

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A Writer with Thin Skin

I went to a crime writer’s conference recently and a woman on one of the panels said that, to be a writer, you needed to have thick skin. It’s funny because, I’ve never felt I had thick skin. In fact, I’d say I have decidedly thin skin.

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