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Start Reading The Kings of London by William Shaw

Jan 27, 2015 in Excerpts

We’ll admit it. Even more than the historical detail, even more than the celebrity cameos, even more than the mystery, what we love most about William Shaw’s series is the pair of sleuths at its heart: Detective Sergeant Breen and WPC Tozer. In the sequel to She’s Leaving Home, Breen and Tozer investigate the suspicious […]

Start Reading Serpents in the Cold by Thomas O’Malley and Douglas Purdy

Jan 20, 2015 in Excerpts

Just when you thought January couldn’t get any colder, we bring you this chilly novel of Boston noir. Set in the 1950s, Serpents in the Cold follows lifelong residents Cal O’Brien and Dante Cooper as they track a murderer…all the way to city hall. Awash with atmosphere and bursting with period detail, O’Malley and Purdy’s first novel as a writing […]

Start Reading The Convert’s Song by Sebastian Rotella

Dec 09, 2014 in Excerpts

We were first introduced to Valentine Pescatore as a rookie Border Patrol agent in Sebastian Rotella’s Triple Crossing, which the New York Times named its favorite debut crime novel of 2011. His hazardous stint in U.S. law enforcement behind him, Pescatore has started over as a private investigator in Buenos Aires, where, like anywhere, justice […]

Start Reading one of October’s Scariest Books: Brood by Chase Novak

Oct 07, 2014 in Books, Excerpts, Mulholland Authors

Poor Adam and Alice Twisden. Those twins have been through a lot—the death of their parents, the decimation of their childhood home. Years have passed since the events of Breed, and the twins’ aunt, Cynthia, wants to make things right, starting with the cleanup of the Twisdens’ Manhattan townhouse. Only, as you’ll read in Brood’s […]

Start Reading Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Sep 16, 2014 in Excerpts

Even before Broken Monsters was published in the US, it garnered rhapsodic praise both here and abroad. “Captivating…A thoroughly modern, supernatural thriller,” raved the Los Angeles Times. Entertainment Weekly went on to say, “Remarkable is Lauren Beukes’s ability to blend genres, seamlessly incorporating horror, fantasy and traditional crime in ways that highlight the best parts of […]

Start Reading Confessions by Kanae Minato

Aug 20, 2014 in Books, Excerpts, Mulholland Authors

Between household chores, Kanae Minato wrote a multi-million-copy international bestseller that’s now being hailed as “the Gone Girl of Japan” (Steph Cha, Los Angeles Times) and praised as an “implacable, relentless” and “stunning” read (Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal). CONFESSIONS is now available in bookstores and from e-tailers everywhere. Once you finish your milk, please put the […]

Start Reading Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer

Aug 05, 2014 in Books, Excerpts, Fiction, Uncategorized

David Shafer’s debut novel follows three young adults as they attempt to navigate their way through international intrigues, corporate cabals, and, well, life itself. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot opens with Leila Majnoun, who is working—or at least trying to work—for a nonprofit in Myanmar. Read on for an excerpt, and pick up a copy of WTF to […]

Start Reading Death Will Have Your Eyes by James Sallis

Jul 29, 2014 in Excerpts, Fiction

The Mulholland Classic series is our initiative to bring our favorite classic mysteries back to print. Our fervent hope is that a new generation of readers will pick up one of our Classic paperbacks and discover the great authors who made us fall in love with this genre. First we published A Single Shot by […]

Start Reading Bravo by Greg Rucka

Jul 22, 2014 in Excerpts, Fiction

In his explosive new novel, Greg Rucka reveals that the plot against America is far from over. Jad Bell saving the day in Alpha? A minor setback. Read the first chapter of Bravo below and watch the wheels set back in motion. Chapter One “You look tired,” she says, moving out of the doorway to […]

Start Reading The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones

Jul 01, 2014 in Excerpts

In his debut novel, The String Diaries, Stephen Lloyd Jones weaves together three narratives that follow a shapeshifter as he stalks his prey through generations. It’s a terrifying, mythical tale, and it opens with a bang: a mother driving through the night, her daughter asleep in the back, and her husband bleeding out beside her. […]