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Kermit Roosevelt on America’s History of Illegal Detention

Aug 18, 2015 in Guest Posts

We look to the past to understand the present. In 2007, when newspapers highlighted the illegal detentions at Guantanamo and the extent of federal authority in wartime, author Kermit Roosevelt thought back to World War II—specifically, the internment of Japanese-Americans on American soil. This dark period of our country’s history informs Allegiance, Roosevelt’s sophisticated legal thriller […]

Joe Lansdale on How He Came to Write Paradise Sky

Jun 15, 2015 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

In the late 1970’s, I became intrigued with nonfiction material I read about black cowboys and soldiers in the Old West. I was surprised to find that their contribution to the West was much larger than I had been led to believe by general history books, Western novels, and films over the years. The reason […]

Six Historical Murders That Would Make for Great Crime Fiction

May 28, 2015 in Guest Posts

Thriller writers are always looking for inspiration, and what better source of crime than the annals of history? Author Andrea Maria Schenkel knows this better than most. Her new novel, Ice Cold, revisits a terrible crime that took place in 1930s Munich. Below, she does aspiring writers a favor by recounting six real-life murders that […]

Lev AC Rosen on Future Noir

Mar 19, 2015 in Guest Posts, Uncategorized

Lev AC Rosen’s new novel, Depth (published by Regan Arts), is a classic hardboiled mystery set in a future radically transformed by environmental catastrophe. Here, Lev explains how he hit upon that combination. The Big Sleep is my favorite noir movie—of course, it has to be the 1946 version, which has more Bacall and Bogart […]

Visiting Inspector of the Dead: Radiant St. James’s Church

Mar 16, 2015 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

David Morrell’s Inspector of the Dead is set on the harrowing streets of 1855 London. A gripping Victorian mystery/thriller, its vivid historical details come from years of research. Here are photo essays that David Morrell prepared about the novel’s fascinating locations. Read the first post about Mayfair and Belgravia, the second post about Constitution Hill, the […]

Visiting Inspector of the Dead: The Magnificent Crystal Palace

Mar 02, 2015 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

David Morrell’s Inspector of the Dead is set on the harrowing streets of 1855 London. A gripping Victorian mystery/thriller, its vivid historical details come from years of research. Here are photo essays that David prepared about the novel’s fascinating locations. Read the first post about Mayfair and Belgravia, the second post about Constitution Hill, the third […]

Visiting Inspector of the Dead: Jay’s Mourning Warehouse

Feb 17, 2015 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

David Morrell’s Inspector of the Dead is set on the harrowing streets of 1855 London. A gripping Victorian mystery/thriller, its vivid historical details come from years of research. Here are photo essays that David prepared about the novel’s fascinating locations. Read the first post about Mayfair and Belgravia, the second post about Constitution Hill, and […]

Visiting Inspector of the Dead: Eerie Lord Palmerston’s House

Feb 02, 2015 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

David Morrell’s Inspector of the Dead is set on the harrowing streets of 1855 London. A gripping Victorian mystery/thriller, its vivid historical details come from years of research. Here are photo essays that David prepared about the novel’s fascinating locations. Read the first post about Mayfair and Belgravia, and the second post about Constitution Hill. […]

Genre Blending for Rebels

Jan 23, 2015 in Guest Posts, Writing

I dare you to read this essay by Jaye Wells and not fall under her spell. This Texas-raised, USA Today bestselling author grew up reading everything she could get her hands on, and it shows in her passionate argument for blending the conventions of crime fiction with tropes from other genres. Wells’s forthcoming novel is called […]

Why I Write Thrillers (And, Maybe, Why You Read Them)

Jan 15, 2015 in Guest Posts

Give a big welcome to Gregg Hurwitz! He dropped by our site to share with us an epiphany he had while writing his novel Don’t Look Back, which was published in August by St. Martin’s Press. A friend of mine introduced me to the beautiful Mexican state of Oaxaca, where Don’t Look Back takes place. He gave […]