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“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 […]

Start Reading Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer

Aug 05, 2014 in Books, Excerpts, Fiction, Uncategorized

David Shafer’s debut novel follows three young adults as they attempt to navigate their way through international intrigues, corporate cabals, and, well, life itself. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot opens with Leila Majnoun, who is working—or at least trying to work—for a nonprofit in Myanmar. Read on for an excerpt, and pick up a copy of WTF to […]

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 […]

The Take Shelf

Nov 01, 2013 in Uncategorized

The take shelf is as magical as it sounds. In the world of publishing, most companies have shelves of extra books, open to anyone for the taking. Sometimes the take shelf goes beyond books. I have seen DVDs, food, and even a baby—alright, that was a prank—on shelves, up for the taking. It is like […]

Who Said It: Edward Snowden or Kyle West?

Jul 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Weaponized, the debut novel by Nicholas Mennuti and David Guggenheim, bears an uncanny resemblance to the front page headlines we’re reading about Edward Snowden and his NSA leaks. So, for your guessing pleasure, we’ve rounded up some quotes from Snowden’s recent interview in Spiegel and lines […]

What Booz Allen Has to Do with Weaponized

Jul 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

Some background on Edward Snowden: when he leaked details of mass surveillance programs to the press, he was employed not directly by the National Security Agency, but by Booz Allen Hamilton, an NSA contractor. How did a third-party contractor get involved with top-secret government programs to intercept telephone and internet metadata? You can get your […]

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 […]

You Are Here: Mapping Richard Lange’s Angel Baby

May 15, 2013 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Uncategorized

In my new novel, Angel Baby, Luz, the beautiful, young wife of a Mexican drug lord, makes a mad dash for freedom that takes her from Tijuana, Mexico to Compton, CA. The story unfolds in actual locations, and I’ve called out some of the more interesting sites on the map below. Body armor recommended if […]

Marcia Clark’s Trouble in Paradise

May 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

Hoping to get a taste of Rachel Knight’s world before Clark’s newest, KILLER AMBITION, hits bookstores June 18th? Try out this digital short featuring Rachel Knight and her “besties” Bailey and Toni! It’s the perfect way to gear up for the upcoming Rachel Knight novel, already acclaimed in starred reviews from Publishers Weekly (“suspenseful and gripping…. the […]

An Excerpt from Murder as a Fine Art

May 07, 2013 in Uncategorized

Happy publication day to David Morrell’s Victorian thriller MURDER AS A FINE ART! A critical darling raved by Douglas Preston, Dan Simmons, and featured in Entertainment Weekly, Morrell’s newest features notorious essayist Thomas De Quincey and his irrepressible daughter, Emily, matching wits with a killer the likes of which London has never seen before. Enjoy an excerpt right […]