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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 Outside the Law - Coming in February 2017

Outside the Law - Coming in February 2017 By Phillip Thompson

Colt Harper is the Sheriff in a rural Mississippi county who goes up against a Memphis drug cartel and their cold-blooded assassin and will do whatever it take to get justice...even if it means going outside the law.

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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 Koreatown Blues - Coming in February 2017

Koreatown Blues - Coming in February 2017 By Mark Rogers

When a young man buys a car wash in LA's Koreatown, he gets a young Korean wife he's never met as part of the bargain and plunges into a centuries old blood feud.

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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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Die For Me

The long lost eighth and final book in Jack Lynch's multiple Shamus and Edgar nominated Peter Bragg series has been found...and published by Brash Books. Lee Goldberg & Joel Goldman have the scoop.

From The Blog

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Max Allan Collins: The Long Road to Perdition

The DreamWorks licensing department put me through hell, making me cut anything – including dialogue! – that wasn’t directly from the script. They could not have cared less that I was the creator of this story and its characters. Even after they had accepted my 40,000-word debasement of my original novel, they kept cutting…

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Max Allan Collins to the Max

Max Allan Collins, the insanely prolific author of the November Brash release Road to Perdition: The New, Expanded Novel, has so much going on in his brilliant literary, film and television careers, that it boggles the mind.

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Eye of the Storme

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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