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.

We Are CLOSED for Submissions

We’ve acquired so many terrific books — award-winning out-of-print titles that we’re re-releasing and brand new novels we’re publishing for the first time — that we aren’t accepting any new submissions until further notice. 

On top of that, we’ve had 1200 manuscripts submitted to us since we launched our company three years ago and, frankly, we need to take a breather from reading submissions for a while. We’re unlikely to open our doors to submissions again until late 2018 or early 2019.

Please do not send us any queries or submissions until you see here that we’re accepting them again…because they will be ignored. Thank you for your understanding!


logowearRock Your Brash Style

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.