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 Not Dead Enough

Not Dead Enough 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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Author Slatewiper

Slatewiper By Lewis Perdue

“Perdue has crafted a story that grips the imagination. Like the high-tech medical thrillers of Michael Crichton, this novel deftly combines hard science and narrative panache.” Booklist

Lara Blackwood, genetic engineering entrepreneur and presidential advisor, gets an urgent call to help solve a horrific epidemic in Tokyo. She soon realizes, to her horror, that terrorists have diabolically twisted her research to create a slatewiper -- a genetic weapon that uses a person’s own DNA to kill them. It’s the perfect way to annihilate an entire race…or all of humanity…and she’s the only one who can stop it.  

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Author Daughter of God

Daughter of God By Lewis Perdue

“Daughter of God is the way thrillers are supposed to be written. A read you won't soon forget!" Clive Cussler

Art broker Zoe Ridgeway and her ex-cop husband Seth go to Switzerland to catalog a rich Nazi’s cache of looted artwork and return everything to their rightful owners. But before they can get started, there is a brutal murder, propelling them into a thousand-year-old web of conspiracy, violence and intrigue involving the burial shroud of Sophia, a young Messiah whose existence, if proven, will topple the Vatican and destroy the foundation of Western culture.

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Author Death & Co.

Death & Co. By David Brierley

Cody is an ex-spy living in Paris who is hired by a wealthy businessman to find the people responsible for the murder of his wife and the kidnapping of his adopted, Romanian daughter. Her mission pits against corrupt police officers, old enemies in French Intelligence, and a ruthlessly violent European crime syndicate in the fight of her life.

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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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