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In Conversation with George Pelecanos and Richard Lange

Jul 15, 2013 in Mulholland Authors, Television, Writing

It’s a rare pleasure to be a fly on the wall during a conversation between Richard Lange and George Pelecanos, two crime fiction masters. Below is our transcript of their exchange, which ranges widely and rivetingly across such subjects as empathy, prisons, the writing process, and why vets make ideal detectives. Angel Baby by Richard […]

Lauren Beukes’s Film and TV Inspirations

Jun 07, 2013 in Film, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Television, Uncategorized

The Shining Girls is a mash-up of a thing: part serial killer thriller, part old-fashioned romantic buddy caper, part time-travel twister. The TV shows and movies that had a major influence on me generally, which I think played into the writing of this book, are: Memento for its twisty out-of-order storytelling True Grit for a […]

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes to be Adapted for TV by MRC and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way

Jun 03, 2013 in Mulholland News, Television

Mulholland Books is thrilled to announce that MRC (House of Cards) and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way will team up to adapt Lauren Beukes’s The Shining Girls for TV. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, “The project marks a rare but splashy foray into TV for Appian, which previously made the environmental reality show Greensburg.” The […]

TNT Options Marcia Clark’s Rachel Knight Series

Jul 23, 2012 in Mulholland Authors, Mulholland News, Television

Marcia Clark‘s best-selling crime novels (GUILT BY ASSOCIATION and GUILT BY DEGREES) featuring L.A. Prosecutor Rachel Knight have been set up at TNT as a one hour series. Clark will Executive Produce with Dee Johnson and Nelson McCormick. Show-runner Johnson will also write the pilot and McCormick is attached to direct. The e-book edition of […]

One-Shot Stopping

Jul 11, 2012 in Fiction, Film, Guest Posts, Television, Writing

One of the worst myths created by movies and TV is the one-shot stop. You know how it goes: an action-adventure hero runs into a warehouse filled with bad guys. A gunfight breaks out. The hero runs through a maze of crates and equipment and takes down every bad guy he encounters until he reaches […]

On Mildred Pierce: A Conversation with Laura Lippman

May 03, 2012 in Books, Guest Posts, Television

Both Laura Lippman and myself are ardent, perhaps obsessive fans of the James M. Cain novel, Mildred Pierce. For just that reason, we both had been avoiding watching the HBO miniseries starring Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce and directed by Todd Haynes. Finally, with the series now on DVD, I surrendered and watched it, as […]

A Conversation with the Breakout Kings: Nick Santora and Domenick Lombardozzi

Mar 04, 2011 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Television

Nick Santora is the author of SLIP AND FALL and FIFTEEN DIGITS both forthcoming from Mulholland Books. He is also the co-writer, co-executive producer and co-creator of Breakout Kings which premieres this Sunday, March 6th at 10PM on A&E. Here, Santora and Domenick Lombardozzi (star of Breakout Kings, The Wire, Entourage and more) discuss their […]

All About the Bad Guy

Dec 17, 2010 in Books, Guest Posts, Television

A couple of weeks ago, I started watching The Sopranos. I never watched it when it was on television, because at the time everyone else in the world was so over the moon about it. I hate things that other people tell you you should see. It’s the reason I never saw Avatar, and why […]

The Murders in Memory Lane: Remembering Henry Kane

Nov 22, 2010 in Books, Guest Posts, Television, Writing

Henry Kane’s pretty much forgotten these days, with all his work out of print.  You can Google him, as I did, and you’ll unearth a great deal of information that way, some of it true.  And you can find copies of his books on eBay and Amazon and other used-book sources.  He wrote over sixty […]

A review of Sky1’s Thorne: Sleepyhead

Nov 09, 2010 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Television

Sky1 is airing a series of shows based on Mark Billingham’s Detective Thorne books. Mulholland Books will publish a Detective Thorne novel by Mark Billingham, Bloodline, in July 2011. To learn more about the television series visit the mini-site or download the mobile app. I don’t do appointment TV. I used to, when there were […]