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Year End Review: Triggers Down, A Social Writing Project

Dec 28, 2012 in Fiction, Short Stories, Writing

Mulholland Books is looking for English and writing students to contribute writing to Triggers Down, a social writing project that will be a testament to writers building off of other writers’ work to create bigger and better stories. The goal is to create a crime story. Here’s how it works: Mulholland Books will assign interested […]

C S I Don’t Think So

Oct 18, 2012 in Guest Posts, Writing

Ever since I was a kid, I was fascinated by the capabilities of bullets. My father was a police officer, so we had access to an outdoor shooting range anytime we wanted. We experimented endlessly. My mother freaked out endlessly when she went to look up a phone number and found that our phone books […]

Ten Rules for Writing a Sherlock Holmes Novel

Oct 05, 2012 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

It may well be that Sherlock Holmes is the reason why I have spent so much of my life writing crime fiction of my own and if there is one small boast that I occasionally make, it’s that I have probably written more fictional murders than any other writer. Ever. The crime figures can be […]

An Interview with Ed Brubaker

Sep 18, 2012 in Comic Books, Writing

This week, our friends at Marvel publish the Classified Edition of Incognito, collecting, with bonus material, the first two volumes of the acclaimed, hard-boiled series Joe Hill describes as “what the albums of the Black Keys are to rock and roll and the pictures of Quentin Tarantino are to film.” Our celebration of this truly […]

Dark Inspiration

Aug 29, 2012 in Books, Guest Posts, Writing

I can’t think about Edgar Allan Poe without thinking about my life, because he was there in dark spirit, in my room and in my head. He was out there in the shadows of the East Texas pines, roaming along the creeks and the Sabine River, a friendly specter with gothic tales to tell. It […]

An Interview with Michael Koryta

Aug 22, 2012 in Guest Posts, Writing

[This conversation first appeared at MysteryPeople’s blog and is reprinted here with their kind permission] While The Prophet definitely has your voice, it’s a bit different from your Lincoln Perry series and the five other thrillers you wrote. How did it come about? The Prophet is a book I’d wanted to write for a long time, actually, and I […]

TV Movies and Evil Women

Aug 21, 2012 in Guest Posts, Writing

Two of the best suspense novelists working today, one lively conversation–what more could you ask for? Goodreads was kind enough to let us excerpt a portion of Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott’s chat, more of which can be found here. And don’t miss Flynn’s GONE GIRL and Abbott’s DARE ME, both now in bookstores everywhere! […]

Writing Through Horror

Aug 17, 2012 in Guest Posts, Writing

We hear a lot of debate about the impact of pop culture on society. Do violent video games provoke killers? Does visceral fiction desensitize an audience in dangerous ways? Wait for the first correlation between the wildly popular FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and sexual assault – it’s coming, I promise you. I’ve engaged in the […]

Hard to Shake Off: In Conversation with Mischa Hiller

Aug 13, 2012 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

We kick off our week-long celebration of the publication of Mischa Hiller’s SHAKE OFF, a Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week and the book Kirkus has called “superb…an entertainingly complex, quick-moving psychological thriller,” with an interview with Mischa Hiller and his Mulholland Books editor Wes Miller. Check back later in the week for tricks of […]

An Interview with Michael Koryta

Aug 07, 2012 in Guest Posts, Writing

Today we celebrate the publication of Michael Koryta’s THE PROPHET with Michael’s interview with Dean Koontz, which originally appeared on DEAN: Your new novel, THE PROPHET, is a crime novel, a suspense novel, but also a good novel about brothers and family relationships. I know you a little, and I’m 99% sure that you […]