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A Conversation with Duane Swierczynski and Ed Brubaker: Part II

Jun 21, 2011 in Books, Graphic Novels, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

This week, we celebrate the publication of FUN & GAMES by Duane Swierczynski, a book that CNN.com says “reads like a Quentin Tarantino movie on speed, full of high-octane action, flying by at a breakneck pace, not for the faint of heart, but also with plenty of humor.” Here, we present Part II of a […]

Ray Bradbury is my ‘Father’

Jun 17, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

Growing up in a small country town in Australia, my only experience of the wider world came through grainy black and white TV images and the magic of the books that I borrowed from the local library. I remember being eight-years-old, in July 1969, when teachers assembled the entire school – barely a hundred students […]

A Conversation with Michael Robotham and Mark Billingham: Part II

Jun 16, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

In our ongoing celebration of the publication of THE WRECKAGE, we had Mark Billingham, author of BLOODLINE and Michael Robotham discuss the passage of time for series characters, the origins of THE WRECKAGE, the joys of being an international author and more. Missed Part I? Read it first. MB: What you say about your characters […]

A Conversation with Michael Robotham and Mark Billingham: Part I

Jun 14, 2011 in Books, Mulholland Authors, Writing

In our ongoing celebration of the publication of THE WRECKAGE, we had Mark Billingham, author of BLOODLINE and Michael Robotham get together for a chat. In Part One of the conversation, they discuss ghostwriting, recurring characters and new challenges. MB: So another great day in Sydney? How the hell do you write dark twisted mysteries […]

When Truth is Stranger Than…

Jun 13, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

This week, we celebrate the release of Michael Robotham’s THE WRECKAGE, a book that Nelson DeMille called “One of the best novels to come out of the chaos of Iraq; a penetrating peek through the fog of war” and David Baldacci  said, “I have seldom read a more chilling and suspenseful tale.” Here, Michael tells […]

Chapter 3 of The Wreckage

Jun 03, 2011 in Books, Excerpts, Fiction, Mulholland Authors

In just a few weeks’ time, The Wreckage will be available in bookstores across the nation. Start reading the book that Booklist called (in a starred review), “Fine and ambitious with characters who are wonderfully human–smart, determined, decent, and flawed. Thoroughly compelling.” Need to catch up? Read the Prologue and Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. […]

Start Reading Duane Swierczynski’s Fun and Games

Jun 03, 2011 in Books, Excerpts, Fiction, Mulholland Authors

In just a few short weeks, we’ll be publishing FUN AND GAMES, the kick-a$$ first book in the kick-a$$ Charlie Hardie series. Start reading the novel Josh Bazell called “insanely entertaining,” and which Booklist called “so bloody satisfying.” THE PIERCING screech of tires on asphalt. The screams— His. Your own. And then— 1 It’s all […]

(Holly)wood Pulp: 15 Books That Helped Me Understand the City of Angels

Jun 02, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts

[Editor’s Note: Visit Duane Swierczynski’s website for a fantastic opportunity. Check it out before you read this article.] Until Fun & Games, I set most of my novels in Philadelphia. No, I don’t have some kickback deal with the local chamber of commerce. Philly’s where I was born and raised, and for better or worse, […]

Mick Ballou Looks at the Blank Screen

May 31, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

In the opening pages of A Drop of the Hard Stuff, Scudder mentions that his friend Mick Ballou is married now, to a much younger woman named Kristin Hollander.  Readers may recall Kristin from Hope to Die and All the Flowers Are Dying, but her relationship with Mick may come as news to them.  It […]

Chapter 2 of The Wreckage

May 27, 2011 in Books, eBooks, Excerpts, Mulholland Authors

Next month we are publishing The Wreckage by Michael Robotham. Start reading the book that Booklist called (in a starred review), “Fine and ambitious with characters who are wonderfully human–smart, determined, decent, and flawed. Thoroughly compelling.” Need to catch up? Read the Prologue and Chapter 1. 2 LONDON Being measured for a new suit was […]