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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 […]

Searching New York for Matthew and Bernie

May 13, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

The following article was originally written by Lawrence Block for his Chinese publisher, but it will be of interest to anyone who has ever wondered about the locations mentioned in Block’s books in New York City. I remember the time some fifteen years ago when I walked into Jimmy  Armstrong’s saloon.  Jimmy  himself  was at […]

See the Woman

May 12, 2011 in eBooks, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

The following story is included in L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories, a collaboration between Rockstar Games and Mulholland Books. Today also marks the publication date of Block’s novel A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF, which Time Magazine says “reads like it’s been jolted by factory-fresh defibrillator pads.” Red light’s on, so I guess that thing’s […]

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 […]

Mulholland Books and Rockstar Games

May 03, 2011 in eBooks, Mulholland News, Video Games

We’re thrilled to announce that we will be publishing, in conjunction with Rockstar Games, a series of short stories some of which are based on characters and cases from the world of L.A. Noire, Rockstar’s forthcoming new video game. “L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories” will be available for digital download on June 6, 2011 through […]