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Start Reading Guilt By Association by Marcia Clark

Apr 01, 2011 in Books, Fiction, Mulholland Authors, Mulholland News

April is the month we’ve been waiting for here at Mulholland Books. We finally get to bring our books into the world. Since this is the first day of our launch month, we thought we’d bring you a prologue from our debut novel GUILT BY ASSOCIATION by Marcia Clark. The book that James Ellroy called […]

Seven Things Screenwriters Should Know About Writing Novels

Mar 22, 2011 in Film, Guest Posts, Writing

After the unprecedented success of yesterday’s column, I decided I would flip it around and provide you the converse list of things screenwriters should know as they switch from Final Draft to MS word to scratch that prose itch. 1.  Publishers Want To Sell Books. It’s a common misperception that screenwriting is for commercial aspirations […]

Why Crime?

Dec 01, 2010 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

Why crime? This is the question most crime writers get asked more than any other. For a long while I couldn’t answer it. Honestly, I had no idea. To start with I didn’t read crime, which is a weird confession to make and one that could see me strung up by my thumbs above a […]

Why does an Englishman write American crime?

Nov 23, 2010 in Books, Guest Posts, Writing

This is a question I have been asked so many times.  Enough times for me to take a long look at it, if for no other reason than to have an answer next time I am asked. Paul Auster said that becoming a writer was not a “career decision” like becoming a doctor or a […]

Sinking the Titanic

Oct 11, 2010 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Mulholland News, Writing

Best interview question I’ve ever been asked: What’s the worst thing your parents think you’ve done? Not actually done, but that they think you’ve done. My answer: Heroin. I love doing research. It’s like cheating, but with permission. Here are some of the things I have done in the name of Research: learned to ride […]

King Pleasure

Oct 04, 2010 in Books, Comic Books

I work in midtown, an area of Manhattan that isn’t often accused of having an excess of personality. Good restaurants within a few blocks’ radius are hard to come by. Chains dominate in all endeavors. But whenever I need to pop out at lunch for a few minutes of sweet escape from the nonconventional bookshelves, […]

See You in the Darkness

Aug 23, 2010 in Books, Guest Posts

One chilly February evening back in 2008, mystery writer Alan Gordon drove me home from a book launch for Queens Noir (Akashic, 2008), an anthology of dark tales set in my home borough. Both Alan and I live in Forest Hills, a pretty serene neighborhood set deep into Queens. As we approached the police precinct […]

Dead Mower Dreams and the Weeds of Boo Radley

Aug 19, 2010 in Books, Guest Posts

When someone asks me why I think there’s been a resurgence in dark crime, hard-boiled, and noir fiction, I tell them the story about the house across the street. It’s a two-floor split-foyer that nowadays sort of looks like Boo Radley’s place. It’s become one of those legendary homes where kids are dared to run […]