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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 Fastball: All Four "Ball" Novels by Jimmy Sangster

Fastball: All Four "Ball" Novels by Jimmy Sangster By Brash Admin

All FOUR of Jimmy Sangster's brilliant, critically-acclaimed and darkly funny "James Reed" crime novels in one volume

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Author OLD ANGER by Phillip Thompson - COMING SOON

OLD ANGER by Phillip Thompson - COMING SOON By Phillip Thompson

Sheriff Colt Harper's investigation of a black man's murder ignites long-buried bitterness over systemic racism in his county and forces him to confront his own demons...and white supremacists intent on sparking a race war.

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Author Thunder Storme - COMING SOON

Thunder Storme - COMING SOON By W.L. Ripley

The fifith Wyatt Storme novel is coming! Storme takes on the Kansas City mob, the Dixie Mafia and a local crime syndicate vying for control of a casino project.

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Author Dead Letter

Dead Letter By Jane Waterhouse

True crime writer Garner Quinn is terrorized by an obsessed fan. The third book in the thrilling series.

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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

Brash News: All Kinds of Praise

Our discovery and publication this month of Ralph Dennis’ lost manuscript ALL KINDS OF UGLY is big news in the publishing industry, making headlines in this week’s issue of Publishers Weekly…and CHAMPAGNE COWBOYS, the long awaited sequel to the double Spur Award winner DOUBLE WIDE, is coming out in just a few days!

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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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