Posts Tagged: Lee Goldberg

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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Back in the Game

Mysterious Galaxy

I'm nervous. This Sunday I'll do my first book signing in years. An awful lot has changed in the publishing world. And I don't really know what to expect. Before I get to my anxiety-ridden musings, here are the details: I will be signing my new California caper, Off and Running, published by Brash Books, at the Mysterious Galaxy, next Sunday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. I would love to see you at this wonderful bookstore located at 5943 Balboa Ave, Ste. 100, San Diego, CA 92111. When I signed books for my first novel, a "Car Noir" caper Bird Dog, Kindle wasn't invented yet. It was a simple process: you went to a bookstore and bought a book. Now, books are digital. But authors are still... more

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Brash Books Author W.L. Ripley (Storme Warning, Hail Storme, etc) shares the thrilling books he's been reading lately...and that you might want to add to your summer reading list. Crush  (Phoef Sutton) – Phoef is an Emmy award winning writer for such luminaries as “Cheers,” “Newhart” and “Boston Legal.” His protagonist Caleb Rush (AKA: Crush) is a titanic hero who can do anything and everything and does it with panache and rollicking humor in a story that takes the reader on a wild carnival ride through the mean streets of the L.A. underworld. There is tension, black humor, pathos, quirky dialogue along with the humorous on every page. Sutton hits every note as Crush never... more

Read More of Ripley Reads: Thrilling Books for Your Summer

W.L. Ripley is the author of two critically-acclaimed series of crime novels -- four books featuring ex-professional football player Wyatt Storme and four books about ex-Secret Service agent Cole Springer. His latest novel is Storme Warning, a stunning new mystery/thriller that we're publishing in February. We will also be re-releasing Ripley's other books through 2015 and early 2016. I live in rural Missouri, which is not in the middle of nowhere despite anything you may have heard. The middle of nowhere is a good fifty yards south of my house. Still, it’s two thousand miles from New York City and the publishing industry.  I’ve never been there and in no hurry to go. I am not a... more

Read More of STORMING THE GATES: How To Write A Sure-fire, Can’t Miss, Guaranteed-To-Get-A-Read, Fiction Proposal

The Washington Post ran a terrific piece today about our reissues of Barbara Neely's ground-breaking "Blanche White" mystery novels. The series explores race, culture, politics and sexism through the prism of a compelling, entertaining, and highly-original crime story. These books are prime examples of our dedication to publishing "the best crime novels in existence." The article includes interviews with Barbara and Brash Books co-founder Joel Goldman. Here's an excerpt: Before “The Help” there was Blanche White, an African American housekeeper with a knack for getting tangled up in murder mysteries. Yet as fascinating as the character Blanche White is, the story of Barbara Neely,... more

Read More of The Washington Post Celebrates The Return of Barbara Neely’s “Blanche White” Books

Brash Books co-founder Lee Goldberg was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America for his work on the A&E TV series “Nero Wolfe.” This article about adapting the Rex Stout novels for TV first appeared in Mystery Scene magazine and is reprinted with the author’s permission. INT. BROWNSTONE — WOLFE’S OFFICE — DAY Archie sits at his desk, OILING HIS TWO MARLEY .38s. As we hear his voice-over, he switches to OILING HIS TYPEWRITER with the SAME OIL. ARCHIE’S VOICE Nero Wolfe is a creature of habit. Every morning, from nine until eleven, he tends his 10,000 orchids and I, Archie Goodwin, his confidential secretary and legman extraordinaire, tend... more

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