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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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We're delighted that Publishers Weekly gave a glowing review to our new edition of Margaret Moseley's delightful crime novel Milicent Le Sueur, which we're publishing on November 1st.  Here's the review in its entirety: Bag lady Milicent, the charming narrator of this fanciful standalone originally published in 2001, has a long list of mental health issues , including obsessive-compulsive disorder and convenient to her losses of memory. In Portsmith , a town built on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, Milicent happens to be the only witness (and, for a while, the only suspect) in the death of high school girl Angie Woodburn in an apparent hit-and-run. The Portsmith police chief,... more

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The new, expanded edition of Max Allan Collins' ROAD TO PERDITION won a coveted STARRED REVIEW from Publishers Weekly today and we're so excited that we have to share the good news...and, of course, the review! Collins (Quarry in the Black) expands this crime tale set in Depression-era Chicago—originally a graphic novel and later a Sam Mendes–directed film that was itself novelized—into a terrific full-length novel. Michael O’Sullivan, a notorious enforcer and hit man for Irish-American gangster John Looney, is also a family man, and does his best to compartmentalize his two roles. When O’Sullivan’s 12-year-old son, Michael Jr., sneaks along for one of his father’s nighttime... more

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Fall has officially arrived, and it's going to be filled with excitement here at Brash Books! From sneak peeks to cheap thrills to a big, brash end-of-summer bash, read on for all the latest news. CHEAP THRILLS Add a little intrigue to your autumn with two beloved Brash titles, now  just 99 cents each! Named one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century by the Independent Booksellers Association, Dick Lochte's SLEEPING DOG was a New York Times Book of the Year, Nero Award Winner, and a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus and Anthony Awards. Hilarious and horrifying in equal turns, this crime-noir thriller definitely lives up to the hype! Macavity Award winner Craig Faustus... more

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A Brash Birthday

Two years ago today, Edgar Award nominated novelist Joel Goldman and #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg launched Brash Books with thirty titles, most of them acclaimed, award-winning books that had fallen out of print...and that we brought back in new print and digital editions.   Their mission was ambitious: to publish the best crime novels in existence. We believe we've lived up to their brash goal. We now have nearly 100 titles in print, a dozen of them brand new books, several by authors who've never been published before. We couldn't be more proud of our books and our incredible line-up of authors.   Everyone at Brash Books wants to give our... more

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Max Allan Collins, the insanely prolific author of the November Brash release Road to Perdition: The New, Expanded Novel,  has so much going on in his brilliant literary, film and television careers, that it boggles the mind.  On the TV front alone, his Quarry novels are becoming a Cinemax series in September and Wild Dog, a comic book character he co-created, will be appearing in CW's Arrow. Here's a recent interview he did with author Ed Gorman about his writing career... Tell us about your current novel.  There are a couple of things that will become available soon. One is the complete version of the ROAD TO PERDITION novel. It was written in 2002 to accompany the release of... more

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