Welcome to Brash Books

We publish the best crime novels in existence. A brash claim? You bet it is. But our award-winning, critically acclaimed authors prove it with each and every one of their amazing books.

We’ve got it all: psychological thrillers, murder mysteries, international espionage, and police procedurals from established masters of the craft – as well as premiere books from new voices who are sure to become crime fiction stars.

Life is short – don’t waste your time on bad books. Browse through our fantastic library of unmissable mysteries, terrific thrillers and compelling crime novels – then pick up one of the best books you’ll ever read.

Latest Additions

Author Queens Gate Reckoning

Queens Gate Reckoning By Lewis Perdue

Libya, 1982. Muammar Qaddafi's top hitman, Mustapha Salem El-Nouty, is ordered to commit two assassinations that will destroy the global balance of power...the only obstacles to his mission are a CIA operative and a defecting Soviet ballerina.

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Author The Delphi Betrayal

The Delphi Betrayal By Lewis Perdue

Washington D.C, 1981. In a small, windowless room in the bowels of the White House, the finest minds and most powerful political forces of our time, backed by a vast consortium of the world's richest multinational corporations, ignite a global conspiracy to take over the world. Only two people stand in their way…searching for the stolen dossier that could bring the whole scheme down. Racing with the speed of a crackling fuse, the chase is on, from Washington to Munich to Amsterdam to Peking, to a shattering climax that will determine the fate of humanity.

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Author The Tesla Bequest

The Tesla Bequest By Lewis Perdue

A secret society of eight powerful corporate titans are only step away from using Tesla’s stolen papers to create the world's ultimate weapon. Only two people stand in their way: a beautiful woman with a secret and a rugged ex-navy pilot who are desperate to save themselves, and the world, from The Tesla Bequest.

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Author The Sorcerer and The Assassin

The Sorcerer and The Assassin By Stephen OShea

It's 1242. Dominican inquisitors are traveling in France, persecuting and torturing suspected heretics. But then someone starts killing the Inquisitors....and whoever it is must be stopped before the fanatical Dominicans wreak their brutal revenge. So the Crown sends Balian of Mallorca, a notorious alchemist/physician/polyglot who many believe to be a sorcerer, to Languedoc to solve the perplexing mystery.

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Featured Video

The Need for Justice

Phillip Thompson talks about the quality he shares with Colt Harper, the hero of OUTSIDE THE LAW

From The Blog


They say write what you know and I know Dublin: the wet streets, the mad people, the pubs (751 of them, currently I’ve done 160) the bad weather, the parks, the tourist spots. How can ye not love this dirty city?

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WRITING OLD ANGER: The Heart of the Matter in a Southern Crime Story

Phillip Thompson’s crime novel Outside the Law scored wide acclaim from critics and major league authors like David Morrell, Linwood Barclay and Reed Farrel Coleman. Now the long-awaited sequel, Old Anger, is now available and is already scoring raves from Publishers Weekly, and authors like Joe R. Lansdale and S.A. Cosby. Phillip stopped by to share with us the story behind the story….

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Brash News: All Kinds of Praise

Our discovery and publication this month of Ralph Dennis’ lost manuscript ALL KINDS OF UGLY is big news in the publishing industry, making headlines in this week’s issue of Publishers Weekly…and CHAMPAGNE COWBOYS, the long awaited sequel to the double Spur Award winner DOUBLE WIDE, is coming out in just a few days!

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Uncovering the “DUST IN THE HEART”

I struggled over whether to publish Dust in the Heart or to keep it in a drawer. The original manuscript was nearly 100,000 words and it was a mess … and yet, there was still something haunting, melancholy, and powerful about the book that wouldn’t let me go…

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Barbara Neely Mystery Author

Barbara Neely Named Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster

Brash author Barbara Neely has been named this year’s Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America.

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FIREBALL – Long Lost, Unpublished Jimmy Sangster Novel Found

BIG NEWS! We’ve found a long-lost, never-before-published Jimmy Sangster novel! It’s called Fireball…and here is the incredible story behind the major, literary discovery.

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The Wit and Wisdom of Shell Scott

“He lay there with his face on the cement, in his own blood and wastes. Lesson for would be killers: Either don’t miss with your first shot, or else eat light, go to the john, take an enema, and be ready to die neat.” Kill Him Twice

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The Summer of Sangster

We’re declaring this the Summer of Sangster as we proudly release all of the incredible crime novels and espionage thrillers by Jimmy Sangster, one of the most beloved and versatile writers in the genre… and the truly legendary writer/producer/director of scores of classic Hammer Horror films in the UK.

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