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The Assumption

Sep 11, 2012 in Excerpts, Fiction, Guest Posts, Popcorn Fiction, Short Stories

Via Popcorn Fiction, a superstar actor has big secrets in his past in this touch of noir from Ralph Pezzullo, co-author of HUNT THE WOLF: A Seal Team Six novel written with Don Mann. He saw her face in his mind’s eye and there was no mistake. Pale and pleading. Desperate. A ghost with pale […]

Start Reading Breed by Chase Novak

Aug 27, 2012 in Excerpts, Fiction, Mulholland Authors, Uncategorized

Next month we publish the hotly anticipated horror novel from Chase Novak, the pseudonymous debut of Scott Spencer’s alter ego hailed by Stephen King as “The best horror novel I’ve read since Peter Straub’s Ghost Story…by turns terrifying and blackly funny…a total blast.” Copies are already on their way to bookstores–but you can start the […]

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 […]

One-Shot Stopping

Jul 11, 2012 in Fiction, Film, Guest Posts, Television, Writing

One of the worst myths created by movies and TV is the one-shot stop. You know how it goes: an action-adventure hero runs into a warehouse filled with bad guys. A gunfight breaks out. The hero runs through a maze of crates and equipment and takes down every bad guy he encounters until he reaches […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Deserving: On VENGEANCE and the writing of Lost and Found

Apr 05, 2012 in Fiction, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

The desire for retribution is a theme familiar to all crime and thriller authors, and it has to be one of the strongest. Never is a character’s motivation more compelling than when they determine to go after somebody who deserves to die―no matter what―and it’s personal. I’ve touched on vengeance many times in my writing. […]

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 […]