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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 […]

Visiting Inspector of the Dead: The Killing Ground of Constitution Hill

Jan 03, 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. Almost every day for many years, Queen […]

Visiting Inspector of the Dead: Mayfair and Belgravia

Dec 22, 2014 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. Much of Inspector of the Dead takes place in London’s wealthy Mayfair district. Ironically, in […]

What Do You Do With A Pile Of Jim Thompson Books?

Oct 03, 2014 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

We sent Rob Hart, the associate publisher of MysteriousPress.com, all 25 of the Jim Thompson paperbacks that we reissued in August. He wrote in to report on what he did with them. Working in publishing comes with a few perks. Say, for example, you’re grabbing breakfast with a pal and you profess your love for Jim […]

Creeping Up Your Spine

Sep 30, 2014 in Guest Posts

This week’s  guest blogger is James Grady, author of Six Days of the Condor, among other classic thrillers. He shares a few thoughts on paranoia—just reading his stylized commentary has us peering over our shoulder! You feel it. Paranoia. They’ve got your number. It’s personal. You’re reading this. Looked at that. Took a chance, did something, […]

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 […]

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, […]