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Year End Review: Tradecraft 101, Spy Tips from Mischa Hiller’s Shake Off

Dec 29, 2012 in Excerpts, Mulholland Authors, Uncategorized, Writing

With 2013 just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to sit back and reflect on another year of great content and great books. Check back twice daily in the last days of 2012 for a selection of our favorite posts from the past year! SHAKE OFF‘s Michel Khoury is a veritable encyclopedia of […]

The Lineup: Weekly Links

Oct 11, 2012 in Weekly links

We made it out to Bouchercon last weekend to see Duane Swierczynski’s FUN AND GAMES win the Shamus for Best Paperback Original PI Novel–congrats, Duane! All the more reason to look forward to April of next year, when POINT AND SHOOT, the final in the now accolade-winning Hardie trilogy, hits bookstores… The Rap Sheet has […]

The Lineup: Weekly Links

Sep 07, 2012 in Weekly links

It’s been a great summer summer at Mulholland Books, and we topped it off with our August publication, SHAKE OFF by Mischa Hiller, which received glowing praise from the likes of Kirkus, PW and Booklist, as well as great reviews from blogs like the Murder By the Book Blog,, Tzer Island, and The Review […]

A Review of Mischa Hiller’s Shake Off

Aug 23, 2012 in Guest Posts

This review first appeared at Grift Magazine and is reprinted here with permission. I thought I’d burn through Mischa Hiller’s Shake Off, but I read the first half at an incredibly slow pace, partly out of necessity (I was moving) and partly because the narrative demanded my attention in a way I hadn’t expected. The first […]

Dickens, Professor?

May 25, 2012 in Mulholland Authors

A recent, controversial  New York Times article by Stanley Fish uses the results of a 2011 psychological study to argue readers and viewers experience no negative effects from knowing the ending of a story in advance. We asked a few of our friends what they thought–check back regularly today for their responses. A common way to end the […]

Fact, Meet Fiction: On the Writing of Shake Off

Feb 21, 2012 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

One of the pleasures of writing and reading fiction – and thrillers lend themselves to this rather well – is the weaving of fact and fiction. And a fact I happily weaved into the fictional world of Shake Off was that one of the few American fiction writers you could buy in English in the […]