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RICHARD A. MOORE is a former reporter, a retired public relations executive, and the author of various short stories published by Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock and other mystery magazines and anthologies. He played a big role in making it possible for Brash Books to acquire the rights to the published and unpublished works by Ralph Dennis, an author perhaps best known among crime writers for his 12 legendary Hardman novels...which we will begin re-releasing today. This essay has previously appeared, in various forms, on an array of crime fiction blogs... and is reprinted in the Brash edition of THE GOLDEN GIRL AND ALL, the third book in the Hardman series.  Ralph Dennis... more

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The holiday season is upon us, and it's that time of year for gratitude and reflection. In this edition of the Brash Books newsletter, we share our fond remembrance of a beloved Brash author, along with another amazing award, a fresh new story, a rave review—and an abundance of upcoming releases for your reading pleasure. DOUBLE WIDE WINS AGAIN! The awards keep coming for DOUBLE WIDE and Leo W. Banks! Banks' debut thriller just received the 2018 Best Mystery Novel award from the New Mexico Book Co-op, announced at a gala awards banquet in Albuquerque on November 16th. Along with this latest honor, DOUBLE WIDE also has received two Western Writers of America 2018 Spur Awards and Best... more

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It's been a thrilling few weeks here at Brash Books, and we're blasting into July with plenty of excitement. Read on to learn more about latest releases, a new movie from one of our authors, our newest rave reviews, and all the fun we had at the Western Writers of America Conference. MEMPHIS LUCK IS HERE! 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. MEMPHIS LUCK finds homicide detectives J.W. Ragsdale and Tyrone Walker colliding with colorful characters in a darkly funny tale of mayhem. Publishers Weekly declares, "This black comedy catches... more

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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. ​ The WWA announced today that Double Wide has won the coveted Spur Award for Best First Novel and for Best Contemporary Western Novel, an incredible accomplishment for a debut novel.  The Spur Awards have honored the best in Western fiction, nonfiction, poetry, song, and film scripting since 1953​. This year's awards ceremony will be held in June at WWA's annual conference in Billings, Montana.    Double Wide, which was published by Brash in November 2017,... more

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One of the nicest things that happened to me last year – acknowledging that 2016 was something of a mine field I barely navigated – was the first-time publication by Brash Books of my complete prose version of Road to Perdition. Thus far, however, we don’t seem to have sold many copies, and at risk of a hard sell, I want to encourage readers of mine in general and of Road to Perdition in particular that this is a book you don’t want to miss. Perhaps you’ve read the graphic novel and don’t see the point in revisiting this story, particularly if you’ve seen the movie. Or maybe you read the previously published version and figure that, even though it’s 30,000 words... more

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We're delighted to announce that The Mystery Writers of America has named Max Allan Collins a Grandmaster --  the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing. The award honors his important contributions to the genre as well as a stellar body of work that is, as they put it, "both significant and of consistent high quality." We couldn't agree more!  Max was thrilled, of course, to get the news.  “To be in the company of Agatha Christie, Rex Stout and Mickey Spillane is both thrilling and humbling.  This is an honor second to none in the art of mystery and suspense fiction.” Max sold his first two novels in 1972 while a student at the University of Iowa... more

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