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Character Building: Melina Marchetta on Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil

Oct 11, 2016 in Fiction, Mulholland Authors, Writing

Melina Marchetta’s Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil is “an electrifying contemporary detective thriller” that “explores Europe’s simmering anti-Muslim sentiments” in the aftermath of a bus bomb, writes Australian reviewer Fiona Hardy. She spoke to the author. Hardy: Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil is set in Calais and England. What compelled you to set your […]

Laird Hunt and Christopher Charles in Conversation

Aug 03, 2016 in Fiction, Mulholland Authors, Writing

The Exiled is Christopher Charles’s debut thriller, featuring a detective named Wes Raney who seeks refuge from his ignominious past in NYC in the brutal and beautiful New Mexican desert. Of Charles’s novel, Shelf Awareness writes “The Exiled is a fine piece of crime fiction with a keen sense of timing and character.” Here to talk […]

You Call That A Crime Novel?

May 18, 2016 in Fiction, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

Why isn’t every novel that hinges on a crime or criminality considered a crime novel? When books come along and we throw them into their chosen pigeonhole, it feels like our aim is often a little off. Here are five famous books that could, with just a little argument, be considered crime novels. The Literary […]

How to Write a Historical Crime Novel

Jan 22, 2016 in Fiction, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

William Shaw is the author of the Breen and Tozer series, mysteries set in London in the late 1960s. He has been praised for his ability to evoke the period by Publishers Weekly (“Shaw perfectly captures the end of an uneasy era”), The Guardian (“A compelling and accurate portrait of a changing society”), and many others. […]

Meet Camaro from The Night Charter by Sam Hawken

Dec 08, 2015 in Books, Excerpts, Fiction

Camaro Espinoza is unlike any other action heroine you’ve ever read. First off, she’s not interested in saving the world. She’d prefer a simple, solitary life—like the one she has chartering catch-and-release fishing trips off the Miami coast. But trouble has a way of finding Camaro. In The Night Charter by Sam Hawken, which Mulholland […]

Start Reading Inspector of the Dead by David Morrell

Mar 24, 2015 in Books, Excerpts, Fiction

Thomas De Quincey is a real person. He really was addicted to opium, and in 1821, he really did scandalize all of England with his first-person account of addiction, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. He really was the first to advance the idea of a subconscious (70 years before Freud), and he really was an […]

Horror Reading, Then and Now

Sep 18, 2014 in Fiction, Guest Posts

Andrew Pyper, the ITW Award–winning author of six bestselling novels, has read a lot of horror stories. Here he writes about one novel that truly got under his skin. The other night, drinking in my backyard with some other writers, some of whom write thrillers and horror as I do, the question came up as to […]

“A Prisoner of Time” by Lucian E. Dervan

Sep 10, 2014 in Fiction, Guest Posts, Short Stories, Uncategorized

“A Prisoner of Time” by Lucian E. Dervan is the winning story of Hofstra Law School’s Mystery Short Story Contest, which invited participants to write a short work of fiction featuring a lawyer as a main character. You can read more about the contest from Alafair Burke. Thank you to all the writers who did the […]

Hofstra Law School’s Mystery Short Story Contest

Sep 08, 2014 in Fiction, Guest Posts, Short Stories

Not too many years ago, an influential editor told me that the “legal thriller was dead.” Readers were bored. They wanted to read about “real people,” not a bunch of lawyers. Well, since then, readers have proven that editor wrong. They have fallen in love with Michael Connelly’s Mickey Haller, watching the defense attorney struggle […]

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 […]