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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 Road to Purgatory: Coming in February 2017

Road to Purgatory: Coming in February 2017 By Max Allan Collins

The brilliant sequel to Road to Perdition, Max Allan Collins’ masterpiece of crime fiction that became both a literary and cinematic classic. Michael O'Sullivan returns from WWII and infiltrates the mob to avenge his family from within.

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Author The Soak - Coming in May 2017

The Soak - Coming in May 2017 By Patrick McLean

An aging, professional thief who chases one last, big score into the eye of a Florida hurricane.

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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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Return to The Streets of San Francisco

Return to THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO with cop-turned-author Robin Burcell's THE LAST GOOD PLACE, the new novel in the book series that was the basis for the hit TV series.

From The Blog

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A Glowing Review For MILICENT LE SUEUR

We’re delighted to share Publishers Weekly’s glowing review for our new edition of Margaret Moseley’s MILICENT LE SUEUR, which we’re publishing on November 1st.

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Starred Review for ROAD TO PERDITION

The new, expanded edition of Max Allan Collins’ ROAD TO PERDITION won a coveted STARRED REVIEW from Publishers Weekly today and we’re so excited that we have to share the good news…and, of course, the review!

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Brash Picks, Peeks, and Cheap Thrills

Fall has officially arrived, and it’s going to be filled with excitement here at Brash Books! From sneak peeks to cheap thrills to a big, brash end-of-summer bash, read on for all the latest news.

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Lee Goldberg and Joel Goldman

A Brash Birthday

Two years ago today, bestselling authors Lee Goldberg and Joel Goldman launched Brash Books with thirty titles, most of them acclaimed, award-winning books that had fallen out of print…and that we brought back in new print and digital editions.

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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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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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