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Shafted: On Ernest R. Tidyman and the Makings of Shaft

Feb 25, 2011 in Books, Film, Guest Posts

By all accounts, 1971 was a great year for former newspaperman- turned-pulp novelist Ernest R. Tidyman. Along with the paperback release of his hardboiled debut Shaft, the Cleveland, Ohio native co-wrote the film version for MGM as well as the screenplay for The French Connection. The year before, French Connection producer Philip D’Antoni and director […]

Organized Crime Writing

Feb 24, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts

When I finished my second novel, 2005’s The Heartbreak Lounge, I was determined never to write about traditional organized crime again. The whole New Jersey mob thing had become too much of a cliché, thanks in part to the brilliance of The Sopranos, which brought that world into people’s living rooms every week. For a […]

Black Lens: Part VI

Feb 23, 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, Part 3, Part 4 and […]

Ten Crime Books To Help Cure Your Hangover

Feb 22, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts

Paul D. Brazill is among the most frequent commenters on Mulhollandbooks.com.  Here, we salute Paul with a column of his own, an engaging best-of list with medicinal properties. It’s a gloomy morning. Outside your window, dark malignant clouds fill the sky. The residue of the weekend’s fun and frolics is draining away like dishwater down a […]

A Conversation with Brian Helgeland Part II

Feb 18, 2011 in Books, Film, Guest Posts

Brian Helgeland is the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of a number of films including L.A. Confidential, Mystic River,  Green Zone, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Man on Fire, and Payback, which he also directed. In part two of Brian’s conversation, he discusses the origins of his career,  the inner-Fellini of 80’s franchise horror, his […]

A Conversation with Brian Helgeland

Feb 17, 2011 in Film, Guest Posts

Brian Helgeland is the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of a number of films including L.A. Confidential, Mystic River,  Green Zone, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Man on Fire, and Payback, which he also directed.  One of the preeminent filmmakers in the world, today on MulhollandBooks.com Helgeland discusses the age-old question of inspiration, the art […]

Black Lens: Part V

Feb 16, 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, Part 3 and Part 4. […]

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, […]