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Barbara Neely is the 2020 Mystery Writers of American Grandmasters and the multiple award-winning writer and much-admired community activist best known for her innovative and popular Blanche White mystery novels. Neely launched the acclaimed series with Blanche on the Lam, which won the Agatha, Macavity, and Anthony Awards, and followed up with three equally-beloved mysteries featuring her fearless and feisty amateur sleuth, all of which are proudly published by Brash Books.
A hapless Brit unknowingly becomes an international arms dealer in this rollicking, wildly funny adventure.
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
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.
The long-awaited sequel to DOUBLE WIDE, the double Spur Award winning novel.
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
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…
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.
“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
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.
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.
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.
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.