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 USS Powderkeg - Coming Soon

USS Powderkeg - Coming Soon By Max Allan Collins

A high-seas adventure on an ammo ship facing racism, mutiny, typhoons, kamikaze pilots and murder during World War II.

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Author Pimp for the Dead - Coming Soon

Pimp for the Dead - Coming Soon By Ralph Dennis

The fourth novel in the series. A small-town farmer hires Hardman to find his teenage daughter who ran off to Atlanta to become a model...and ended up a hooker. 

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Author The Golden Girl and All - Coming Soon

The Golden Girl and All - Coming Soon By Ralph Dennis

The third book in the acclaimed Hardman series. Jim Hardman is hired to find Peggy Holt, a drug dealer, stripper, and serial seductress who has kidnapped her six-year-old daughter from her ex-husband.

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Author The Charleston Knife is Back in Town - Coming Soon

The Charleston Knife is Back in Town - Coming Soon By Ralph Dennis

The second novel in the acclaimed, long-lost series. Hardman races to find the five kids who robbed a high-stakes gambling party before they are found, and diced, by a knife-wielding assassin.

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Memphis Luck

Gerald Duff’s MEMPHIS LUCK—the sizzling sequel to MEMPHIS RIBS—is finally available in trade paperback and ebook editions! The critics already love it, and we’re sure you will as well.

From The Blog

You Can’t Keep a Hardman Down

We’re excited to announce that we’ve acquired the rights to all of Ralph Dennis’s work…

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Max Allan Collins: The Story Behind BLACK HATS

Why did the byline “Patrick Culhane” originally appear on two of my novels, Black Hats and Red Sky in Morning? Forgive me if you’ve heard this one, but I believe it’s one of the truly remarkable f**k-ups of my career, and one of the rare ones that I didn’t cause myself.

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Brash Fireworks in July

It’s been a thrilling few weeks here at Brash Books, and we’re blasting into July…

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Brash in the West

I just returned from a gala weekend in Billings Montana, where DOUBLE WIDE author Leo W.…

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Bill Crider Author

Jim Sanderson on Bill Crider

Bill Crider’s two children will miss him. Fellow writers will miss him. Readers too will miss him, but we have his many, many books.

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DOUBLE WIDE Wins Two Spur Awards

Author Leo W. Bank’s debut crime novel Double Wide has scored a rare double-header from the Western Writers of America by winning two 2018 Spur Awards, the “Oscar” of western fiction.

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Getting in Touch with Touchfeather

Jimmy Sangster was an amazing writer.  He was one of the best screenwriters for Hammer’s horror movies, and he was all over U.S. TV in the ’70s (check out his IMDb entry).  He also wrote novels, several of which I read and enjoyed, including two about a spy named Katy Touchfeather.

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Leo Banks takes his “Double Wide” On the Road

That’s a weekend for you – the true story of a daring rescue, braying donkeys, good folks and good books. Only in dear old Arizona.

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