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Start Reading Dare Me

Aug 01, 2012 in Excerpts, Fiction

This week, Megan Abbott’s DARE ME,  an O Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday and Wall Street Journal Summer Reading pick, arrives at bookstores across the nation. Start reading the book that led Daniel Woodrell proclaim:  “Abbott has become expert at revealing truths we thought we knew but didn’t, delivered in prose that is by turns elegant and incantatory.” “Something happened, Addy. I think you […]

Start Reading The Assassin Trilogy

Jun 11, 2012 in Excerpts, Fiction, Mulholland Authors

Tomorrow the e-book omnibus THE ASSASSIN TRILOGY, the Silver Bear novels by Derek Haas that Marilyn Stasio of the New York Times Book Review proclaimed “a devastatingly cool series,” goes on sale for just $2.99. Get started today with the below excerpt of the first in the series, The Silver Bear. Get ready for Derek’s […]

An Excerpt from The 500

Jun 07, 2012 in Excerpts, Fiction

This week The 500 by Matthew Quirk hits bookstore! Can’t wait to get started on the debut Joe Finder has called “An absolutely phenomenal, kickass thriller”? Check out an excerpt of the novel below. Comment for a chance to win your copy today! Miroslav and Aleksandar filled the front seats of the Range Rover across […]

Start Reading Alpha by Greg Rucka

May 24, 2012 in Excerpts

Prologue Mario Vesques was sure he was going to make it, right up until he saw the knife in the dog’s hand. He had no idea where the blade came from; what he did have was just enough time to realize he was in trouble, and then the cartoon animal was lunging at him in […]

Start Reading Guilt By Degrees

May 11, 2012 in Excerpts, Fiction, Mulholland Authors

Prologue He stood still, listening as the car pulled out of the driveway. When the sound of the engine faded into the distance, Zack looked at his watch: 9:36 a.m. Perfect. Three solid hours of “me” time. He eagerly trotted down the thinly carpeted stairs to the basement, the heavy bass thud of his work […]

Dead Man’s Party: An Excerpt

May 01, 2012 in Comic Books, Excerpts

Looking for more of Dead Man’s Party after yesterday’s Q&A between Duane Swierczynski, writer Jeff Marsick and artist Scott Barnett? Check out the below art and excerpts from issue #2, coming in June 2012.  

Start Reading Fifteen Digits by Nick Santora

Apr 26, 2012 in Excerpts, Fiction, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

Prologue The problem with all you lawyers,” Mauro lectured Spade, “is you think the support staff ’s nothing but replaceable parts—just warm bodies in blue blazers running your files up and down the floors whenever you snap your fingers. You guys treat us like we’re invisible.” Rich Mauro sat back in the booth and took […]

If I’m Dead: An Excerpt

Apr 04, 2012 in Excerpts, Fiction, Mulholland Authors

Excited for next month’s publication of the anticipated return of Rachel Knight GUILT BY DEGREES? Get ready with Marcia Clark’s new Rachel Knight short story IF I’M DEAD, an excerpt of which follows. Damp, salty ocean air is hell on everything. Especially evidence. If we hadn’t lucked out and found the car so fast, we’d never […]

TORSO Revisited

Mar 19, 2012 in Comic Books, Excerpts, Writing

Earlier this month, Marvel reintroduced a refreshed and reformatted edition of the classic, Eisner Award-winning crime comic TORSO, by Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko to graphic novel readers everywhere. Read on for an interview with Brian Michael Bendis and an excerpt from the comic’s opening pages. How did the writing of TORSO influence your […]

Continue Reading Joe R. Lansdale’s EDGE OF DARK WATER

Mar 16, 2012 in Books, Excerpts, Mulholland Authors

Joe R. Lansdale’s EDGE OF DARK WATER is now on its way to bookstores around the country…but we’re so excited to be publishing this amazing book, we’ve decided to share part of it with you now. Read on for more of the novel that had Dan Simmons raving: “the strongest, truest, and most pitch-perfect narration since […]