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Ten Famously Gruesome Murders

Mar 17, 2014 in Guest Posts

Eric Jager knows we have a thing for historical mysteries. His new book, Blood Royal, tells the riveting true story of murder and detection in 15th-century Paris. In this case, the victim is Louis of Orleans, but his is not the only murder that has shocked and engrossed a nation. In the following guest post, […]

What Tozer Plays: A Playlist from She’s Leaving Home by William Shaw

Feb 13, 2014 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Music, Uncategorized

London, 1968: the time and place evoke strong sense memories, but in William Shaw’s new novel, not everything is swinging. The police are called to a residential street in St. John’s Wood where an unidentified young woman has been murdered. Detective Cathal Breen and policewoman Helen Tozer, two investigators on opposite sides of a generational […]

William Shaw Introduces She’s Leaving Home

Feb 11, 2014 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

There is a point on any project when you know it’s going to work. When my agent asked me, in the politest possible way, never to send him another piece of fiction again, I understood. He was trying to be kind. Stop wasting the long months it takes to write a book. To be fair […]

C.J. Sansom on the Dangers of Nationalism

Jan 29, 2014 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

Dominion, C.J. Sansom’s magisterial new novel, hinges on a big what-if: What if Winston Churchill had never become Prime Minister in 1940? What if a coalition government, headed by Lord Halifax, were to choose a policy of appeasement toward the strengthening Nazi party, instead of one of opposition? But Sansom’s novel isn’t just about World […]

Nicholas Mennuti’s 11 Best Film Scores of 2013

Jan 13, 2014 in Film, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

Nicholas Mennuti, one of the authors of Weaponized, is a true cineaste. In this post, written at the end of 2013, he shares with us his favorite film scores of the year. You can stream these scores as a playlist via the Spotify widget below. There’s still a few scores I’ve been waiting to get […]

Murder in a Strange Land: Books that Blend Science Fiction and Crime Fiction

Jan 07, 2014 in Fiction, Guest Posts

Our favorite books are the ones that surprise us, either by deviating from the clichés of crime fiction, reclaiming those motifs in fresh new ways, or blurring the boundary between genres. Thomas Sweterlisch—whose terrific debut scifi-noir novel, Tomorrow and Tomorrow, will be published in July—shares with us a list of a dozen books that bridge […]

Top Ten Clichés in Crime Fiction

Dec 04, 2013 in Guest Posts, Writing

Rob W. Hart—associate publisher of MysteriousPress.com, class director of LitReactor, and all-around friend of Mulholland—knows his crime fiction. We’d wager he’s read a fair bit of it. And when you read a lot within a genre, you begin to notice some familiar signposts… Today on our blog, Rob lists his crime fiction bugbears. Any cliché […]

The Amazing Noir Books You Have To Read

Nov 11, 2013 in Fiction, Guest Posts

This wonderful list of top noir novels comes to Mulholland Books courtesy of Reed Farrel Coleman. Tell us in the comments how many of these books you’ve read…and let us know of any omissions! Red Cat by Peter Spiegelman From one of the great underappreciated writers in the crime fiction genre. Red Cat has it all, […]

The Lineup: Links for J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst’s S.

Oct 29, 2013 in Guest Posts, Weekly links

The day has come! At long last, S., conceived by J.J Abrams and written by Doug Dorst, is in bookstores across the country and we can finally start spreading the word about just what Abrams and Dorst have unleashed on the world. News about Abrams’ and Dorst’s novel has spread far and wide. CBS News […]

Terror Begins at Home

Sep 11, 2013 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

Breed by Chase Novak is now available as a trade paperback, and to mark the occasion, he gives us a few words on Breed and its forthcoming sequel, Brood. It could be—and has been—argued that television is a kind of unwitting enemy of reading. And surely anything that gets in the way of reading hurts […]