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 A Night at the Shore - Coming in January

A Night at the Shore - Coming in January By Tony Knighton

A professional thief takes his girlfriend on a trip to the shore—but only to check out an easy heist he can't resist. She's had enough of his criminal life and intends to leave him. The 'easy' job goes bad fast, trapping him on an island in the midst of a deadly storm....pursued by the law and ruthless killers. He has to escape or he's going to lose the woman he loves... if he doesn't lose his life first.

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Author Big Bear, Little Bear

Big Bear, Little Bear By David Brierley

The return of the espionage classic. George Orris is a half-Czech British agent working covertly in Prague in 1948 when all of his fellow spies are captured and killed…except for him. Now he has to prove he's not the traitor by revealing the mole within British intelligence.

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Author Cold War

Cold War By David Brierley

The first novel in the acclaimed Cody series of espionage thrillers. A retired female spy is strong-armed into participating in a deadly undercover operation to prevent an assassination.

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Author Not Dead Enough - Coming in December

Not Dead Enough - Coming in December By Phillip Thompson

The third Sheriff Colt Harper adventure.

Harper believes that combat veterans share a lifetime bond of loyalty with their fellow Marines. But when his service buddy Robert “Flip” Wilson, who slid into an oblivion of drugs and crime after returning from the Gulf War, shows up in his county and kills a man, Harper's loyalty to his friend smashes into his duty to the law. The two men find themselves on opposite sides now, fighting a different kind of war, where the battlefields are their hearts and souls…and losing will cost them everything.

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Dead Man's Badge Audiobook is Here!

Career criminal Longview Moody, on the run from killers, assumes his dead twin brother's identity as the new chief of police of a Texas town that's being terrorized by a Mexican drug cartel.

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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