Who is Brash Books?
In the beginning
We were founded by international men of mystery Lee Goldberg and Joel Goldman, both Edgar-Award nominated, bestselling authors. Lee is the writer/producer of many successful TV series (including Diagnosis Murder and Monk) and is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 40 books, including the Fox & O’Hare series with Janet Evanovich. Joel traded his career as a practicing trial attorney to write the hugely successful and award-winning Lou Mason, Jack Davis, and Alex Stone thriller series. Together, these two golden boys share a passion for great crime novels – which led them to start their own publishing company.
Why We Are Here
We publish the books that we love – the widely-acclaimed, award-winning novels that have inspired, entertained, and wowed countless readers as well as today’s bestselling authors of thrillers and mysteries. We also publish innovative thrillers and novels of suspense from well-established authors and exciting, new voices in crime fiction.
Get Published with Brash Books
We’re open for submissions. To have your crime novel considered for publication, please submit two chapters of your manuscript (double-spaced and not to exceed 25 pages), along with a synopsis (double-spaced and not to exceed two pages) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We accept electronic submissions of Microsoft Word documents or PDF documents only. We’ll contact the author or the agent to request a complete manuscript if we like what we read.
Already a Published Author and Your Books Have Fallen Out of Print?
If that’s you, and your crime novels or thrillers have earned enthusiastic praise from major reviewers and authors, or have been finalists for or winners of top literary awards (Edgar Award, Shamus Award, National Book Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, etc), we want to hear from you!
Send us the titles of your books and share with us some of the reviews & author blurbs they’ve received and awards they’ve won or been nominated for. If we think they are right for us, that they are among the best crime novels in existence, we’ll contact you.
Whether as an author or as a reader, we hope you’ll be a part of the Brash Books story. It’s shaping up to be quite a thriller!
Our founders Lee Goldberg & Joel Goldman always wear Brash logo shirts, polos, and sweaters at conferences. So many people have asked Lee & Joel where they can get their own Brash logo-wear that we’ve opened our own store. Now you can be brash, too! You can see the full selection of Brash logo wear here.