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Continue Reading A Single Shot

Sep 02, 2011 in Books, Mulholland Authors

If you missed Part I of the excerpt from A SINGLE SHOT, start reading here. He loses sense of time and objectivity. He sits down on a small rock next to the body and, as the sun heats his naked back, declares himself a murderer. For the moment, he forgets that the body is even […]

A Conversation with George Pelecanos: Part II

Aug 30, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Writing

Part II of the conversation with George Pelecanos celebrating the publication of THE CUT, which the Chicago Sun Times recommends, “Soak it up.” The Washington Post praises Pelecanos’s ability to “maintain a remarkably high level of intelligence and style” and the Los Angeles Times appreciates that “Pelecanos has made Washington his literary stomping grounds, and […]

Start reading A Single Shot by Matthew F. Jones

Aug 26, 2011 in Books, Mulholland Authors

In September, we will be re-publishing A SINGLE SHOT by Matthew F. Jones as part of our Mulholland Classics series. The New York Times called the book “A complex crime drama . . . with an exciting climax that is truly shocking … A harrowing literary thriller….a powerful blend of love and violence, of the […]

My Top Ten Noirs of the Last Ten Years (or so)

Aug 18, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts

The crime fiction community has a love/hate relationship with the word “noir”.  It’s resistance to firm definition is more alluring then we may care to admit and grappling with the question “what is noir?” has become its own annual rite.  A few essays on noir have appeared on this very site. I’ve written my own […]

Slums of the Shire

Aug 16, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts

This week Doubleday publishes the highly touted Low Town by Daniel Polansky, a genre-bending tale of elves, dwarves and crime. Here Polansky discusses his thoughts on the intersection between fantasy and mystery, and far from grey area that lies in between. Occasionally you’ll be with a group of people and they’ll get to talking about […]

The Border Bosses: A Conversation with Sebastian Rotella and Luis Alberto Urrea: Part II

Aug 10, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland News

Part Two of the in-depth conversation between Luis Urrea and Sebastian Rotella on all things border. If you missed Part I, start reading here. LU: That’s a really great part of your book, though, that kind of density of experience goes from the first pages.  He’s working with the good guys, allegedly, at the beginning, […]

10 Dead-On Novels

Aug 08, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

This week we celebrate the release of the much-lauded TRIPLE CROSSING by Sebastian Rotella. The first part of our Rotella extravaganza is his list of novels with real-world inspiration, from Wolfe to Le Carré to Connelly, it’s a great list. Tell us your favorite dead-on novels in the comments and we’ll choose 5 commenters to […]

Swier Words: A Conversation with Duane Swierczynski, Part II

Jul 28, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

Mulholland Books is pleased to present a conversation between David J. Schow, author of Gun Work, Internecine, Bullets of Rain, and screenwriter of The Crow, and our very own Duane Swierczynski. Missed Part I? Read it here. DJS: How about some insight into your working method?  For example, how long do your novels generally take, […]

Swier Words: A conversation with Duane Swierczynski, Part I

Jul 26, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

Can’t get enough FUN AND GAMES? You’re in luck–Mulholland Books is pleased to present a conversation between David Schow, author of Gun Work, Internecine, Bullets of Rain, and screenwriter of The Crow, and our very own Duane Swierczynski. It begins… DJS: Fun and Games.  One of my favorite Outer Limits episode titles, by the way.  […]

Megan Abbott Interviewed by Sara Gran

Jul 25, 2011 in Books, Fiction, Guest Posts, Writing

Megan Abbott’s much-praised novel THE END OF EVERYTHING (Reagan Arthur Books) which Gillian Flynn calls “a freight train of a mystery…bold, unnerving, poignant, and full of yearning” is in bookstores now. Here, we present an interview between Sara Gran, author of Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, Dope and Come Closer, and Megan, “one of the most exciting […]