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What’s the score . . .

Feb 14, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Music

The theme from The Persuaders. My favourite John Barry pick. Without a doubt. I mean, obviously his arrangement for the Monty Norman 007 theme in Dr No, and then all the subsequent Bonds – the Conneriad – From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, and Diamonds Are Forever. But there was something […]

A Conversation with Hilary Davidson and Brad Parks

Feb 11, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Writing

Hilary Davidson’s debut THE DAMAGE DONE (Tor Forge) released in September to rave reviews, including from Crimespree’s Jon Jordan, who called it “one of the best debuts I’ve read in years.” Her short story, “Insatiable” won a 2010 Spinetingler Award. An accomplished travel writer whose work has appeared in numerous national publications, Hilary is also […]

A Conversation with Michael Koryta

Feb 10, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Writing

Michael Koryta is the author of many award-winning crime novels and of late, several highly praised novels of supernatural suspense published by Little, Brown. In the wake of the recent publication of The Cypress House, Michael Koryta took time out from his tour schedule to talk about the ins and outs of genre classification, the origin of ideas, […]

Black Lens: Part IV

Feb 09, 2011 in Black Lens, Guest Posts

Story by Ken Bruen and Russell Ackerman Ken Bruen is one of the most celebrated crime novelists of our time. Black Lens is his most secret project. Read on as the unveiling continues. Every Wednesday on Mulholland Books. With art by Jonathan Santlofer. Fade in… Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. “FAME” –DAVID […]

Outlaw Fiction: To Romanticize or Not to Romanticize?

Feb 08, 2011 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

Today marks the paperback publication of Thomas Mullen’s critically acclaimed The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers, an impeccably-researched journey across the storied era of public enemy gangsters…with a twist, that the LA Times called a “rip-roaring yarn that manages to be both phantasmagorical and historically accurate.” As the new edition of his novel hits […]

Writers and Food

Feb 04, 2011 in Guest Posts, Writing

A recent conversation with Jeffery Deaver revealed details of a survey he had undertaken. Whereas I had found a strong link between writing and music (and hence a great number of writers also turn out to be musically inclined), he had discovered that a great number of writers like to cook. I have to count […]

12 Days of China Miéville

Feb 03, 2011 in Guest Posts

China Miéville famously said that he hopes to write a novel in every genre. With  portal fantasy, detective noir, conspiracy thriller and various forms of “weird fiction” already under his belt, over the past weeks, China has broadened his palette with the online serial of an intricately drawn web comic: London Intrusion. Having previously run […]

Black Lens: Part III

Feb 02, 2011 in Black Lens, Guest Posts

Story by Ken Bruen and Russell Ackerman Ken Bruen is one of the most celebrated crime novelists of our time. Black Lens is his most secret project. Read on as the unveiling continues. With art by Jonathan Santlofer. Fade in… Missed Part 1? Or Part 2? Read them first. ROMAN CANDLES Blade in the Stream. […]

Literary Throwdown in San Quentin

Feb 01, 2011 in Film, Guest Posts, Writing

Michael Tolkin wrote The Player, both the novel and the canonical film directed by Robert Altman.  David Corbett has written some of the most critically acclaimed crime fiction of the past decade. Collectively, they have been nominated for more writing awards than is possible to mention. Recently, Michael and David found themselves on the other […]

You and Hank

Jan 31, 2011 in Guest Posts, Popcorn Fiction, Short Stories

A Popcorn Fiction selection. Two salesmen see the dark side of Bangkok in this short story from screenwriter Darby Kealey. Oh yeah, and one of the salesmen is: you. The first thing you notice as you step out of the airport is the heat. It’s hot in Bangkok. Not like LA heat, either. It’s thicker, […]