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 The Preacher: King of Diamonds - Coming in 2018

The Preacher: King of Diamonds - Coming in 2018 By Ted Thackrey

The Preacher brings his high-stakes game of death and justice to a California casino that's the temple for a deadly cult led by a brilliant psychopath with horrific intentions.  

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Author Black Hats - Coming in August 2018

Black Hats - Coming in August 2018 By Max Allan Collins

Legendary lawman Wyatt Earp straps on his six-shooter to battle a new breed of bad man in a new land  -- rising gangster Al Capone and his machine-gun toting killers on the streets of New York City.

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Author The Preacher: Aces & Eights  - Audiobook Edition

The Preacher: Aces & Eights - Audiobook Edition By Ted Thackrey

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Author Dead Man's Badge

Dead Man's Badge By Robert Dunn

Career criminal Longview Moody assumes his dead, twin brother's identity as the new Chief of Police of a Texas town that's being terrorized by a Mexican drug cartel.

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From The Blog

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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Max Allan Collins: On the Road to Paradise

Road to Paradise was an especially difficult one to put together, making me flex narrative muscles – characterization depths – that I hadn’t before or since. I think of it as a kind of deadpan tragedy, with some blood-spattered redemption by journey’s end.

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Leo Banks: The Story Behind DOUBLE WIDE

Brash Books will publish my first novel, Double Wide, on Nov 1. I wrote the first version of it in the 1980s. What are we looking at here, more than three decades? Sounds about right…

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Max Allan Collins: Support Your Local Bookseller…And Amazon, Too.

When I see a book in Barnes & Noble, or any bookstore, I didn’t know existed, that is where I buy it. I don’t look it up on Amazon to see how much cheaper it is. And when I do buy a book (or any media-type item) from Amazon, I buy it from them, not a secondary seller – I want the author and the publisher to benefit, so that more books can happen.

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Max Allan Collins: A Cancellation and a Nomination

HBO/Cinemax has officially cancelled the Quarry series, but this comes as no surprise. A shake-up at the network, as well as a conflict between the star (who is committed to another series pilot) and the director of all eight episodes, spelled it out long ago.

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