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The Lineup: Weekly Links

May 02, 2012 in Weekly links

Nick Santora’s new novel FIFTEEN DIGITS was recently reviewed in The Hollywood Reporter, which proclaimed the novel “a propulsive thriller that hurtles along to a brutal and–trust me–very unexpected conclusion.” Nick’s novel was also reviewed in the Washington Post, with reviewer Steve Donoghue writing: “Santora expertly ratchets up the tension….Readers will be mighty entertained.” LA Weekly also has a great interview with Nick, […]

Start reading A Drop of the Hard Stuff

Feb 07, 2012 in Excerpts, Fiction, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

Missed out on the“totally gripping….Great American Crime Novel” (Time) the first time around? Now’s your chance! A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF is now available in paperback. An excerpt from the novel follows: LATE ONE NIGHT . . . “I’ve often wondered,” Mick Ballou said, ” how it would all have gone if I’d taken a […]

A Conversation Between Lawrence Block and Robert Silverberg: Part I

Jul 19, 2011 in Books, Mulholland Authors, Writing

Two months ago, Lawrence Block and Robert Silverberg met in San Francisco for an epic conversation that spanned nearly every topic imaginable…and far more. Mulholland Books has transcribed the dialogue between these two masters of storytelling and will present it to you in two parts. Lawrence Block: How did a nice fellow like you get into this business? […]

Mick Ballou Looks at the Blank Screen

May 31, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

In the opening pages of A Drop of the Hard Stuff, Scudder mentions that his friend Mick Ballou is married now, to a much younger woman named Kristin Hollander.  Readers may recall Kristin from Hope to Die and All the Flowers Are Dying, but her relationship with Mick may come as news to them.  It […]

The Writing of A Drop of the Hard Stuff

May 24, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

An abbreviated version of the following essay appeared on Amazon’s Kindle Daily blog. We thought our dedicated readers might want a look at Block’s words in full. Enjoy! I was afraid I might be done writing about Matthew Scudder. I’d certainly spent enough years in his company.  From 1975’sThe Sins of the Fathers all the […]

Let’s Get Lost: A Matthew Scudder Story (Part II)

May 11, 2011 in Fiction, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

In our ongoing celebration of the publication of A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF, which has been called “the perfect introduction to Scudder’s shadow-strewn world and the pleasures of Block’s crisp yet brooding prose” (Time), “a book right up there with Mr. Block’s best” (Wall Street Journal) and “as rich and rewarding as it is […]

Let’s Get Lost: A Matthew Scudder Story (Part I)

May 10, 2011 in Fiction, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

In our ongoing celebration of the publication of A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF, we present a Matthew Scudder short story by the Grandmaster himself. When the phone call came I was parked in front of the television set in the front room, nursing a glass of bourbon and watching the Yankees.  It’s funny what […]

A Master On Top of His Craft: A Review of A Drop of the Hard Stuff

May 09, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

Lawrence Block is one among a very small number of true masters of crime fiction, and A Drop of the Hard Stuff is a delight to readers who really care about seeing the right words on the page. Ex-cop and detective Matt Scudder, a favorite Block character with fifteen novels worth of cases behind him, […]

Chapter 2 of A Drop of the Hard Stuff

May 06, 2011 in Excerpts, Mulholland Authors

Continue reading A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF which hits bookstores on May 12th. Missed the Prologue? or Chapter 1? Read them first. II WE SAT ACROSS from each other in a booth in a diner on Twenty-third Street. He took his coffee with a lot of cream and sugar. Mine was black. The only […]

Chapter 1 of A Drop of the Hard Stuff

May 04, 2011 in Excerpts, Fiction, Mulholland Authors

Continue reading A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF which hits bookstores on May 12th. Missed the Prologue? Start reading here. I I COULDN’T TELL YOU the first time I saw Jack Ellery, but it would have to have been during the couple of years I spent in the Bronx. We were a class apart at […]