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How L.A. Noire Changes Everything (Just Not in the Way They Thought it Would)

Jul 08, 2011 in eBooks, Guest Posts, Video Games

The Game There’s some kind of irony to be found in the fact that one of the main pursuits of L.A. Noire is to reconstruct, in exact detail, a few square miles of 1947 Los Angeles, because everything else about the game is so modern. Ahead of its time, even. Produced by Team Bondi and […]

A Conversation with Duane Swierczynski and Josh Bazell: Part I

Jun 23, 2011 in Books, Comic Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

In our ongoing celebration of the publication of Fun & Games we matched Duane Swierczynski up with Josh Bazell, author of the acclaimed novel Beat the Reaper. Josh called Fun & Games “Insanely Entertaining.” Here is Part I of the result of their conversation which touches on entertainment, series material, Aquaman and Die Hard. Josh […]

A Conversation with Duane Swierczynski and Ed Brubaker: Part II

Jun 21, 2011 in Books, Graphic Novels, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

This week, we celebrate the publication of FUN & GAMES by Duane Swierczynski, a book that CNN.com says “reads like a Quentin Tarantino movie on speed, full of high-octane action, flying by at a breakneck pace, not for the faint of heart, but also with plenty of humor.” Here, we present Part II of a […]

A Conversation with Michael Robotham and Mark Billingham: Part I

Jun 14, 2011 in Books, Mulholland Authors, Writing

In our ongoing celebration of the publication of THE WRECKAGE, we had Mark Billingham, author of BLOODLINE and Michael Robotham get together for a chat. In Part One of the conversation, they discuss ghostwriting, recurring characters and new challenges. MB: So another great day in Sydney? How the hell do you write dark twisted mysteries […]

Paranoia Man

Jun 09, 2011 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

Mutant robots rule the world. Until disproved, this is my working hypothesis. I’ll dispense with a presentation of the evidence.  You watch the news, you know what’s going on.  Or, more accurately, you look at the Internet, you know what’s going on.  Or, more accurately, you check your tweets, you know what some people are […]

The Edge of Nothing

Jun 06, 2011 in eBooks, Guest Posts, Video Games

We asked all the contributors to LA Noire: The Collected Stories to tell us their thoughts on why Los Angeles is so associated with noir. Read Megan Abbott’s story “The Girl” in LA Noire: The Collected Stories. Available free (for a limited time) from your eTailer of choice . Amazon.com | BN.com | iTunes | […]

Chapter 3 of The Wreckage

Jun 03, 2011 in Books, Excerpts, Fiction, Mulholland Authors

In just a few weeks’ time, The Wreckage will be available in bookstores across the nation. Start reading the book that Booklist called (in a starred review), “Fine and ambitious with characters who are wonderfully human–smart, determined, decent, and flawed. Thoroughly compelling.” Need to catch up? Read the Prologue and Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. […]

Start Reading Duane Swierczynski’s Fun and Games

Jun 03, 2011 in Books, Excerpts, Fiction, Mulholland Authors

In just a few short weeks, we’ll be publishing FUN AND GAMES, the kick-a$$ first book in the kick-a$$ Charlie Hardie series. Start reading the novel Josh Bazell called “insanely entertaining,” and which Booklist called “so bloody satisfying.” THE PIERCING screech of tires on asphalt. The screams— His. Your own. And then— 1 It’s all […]

(Holly)wood Pulp: 15 Books That Helped Me Understand the City of Angels

Jun 02, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts

[Editor’s Note: Visit Duane Swierczynski’s website for a fantastic opportunity. Check it out before you read this article.] Until Fun & Games, I set most of my novels in Philadelphia. No, I don’t have some kickback deal with the local chamber of commerce. Philly’s where I was born and raised, and for better or worse, […]

Chapter 2 of The Wreckage

May 27, 2011 in Books, eBooks, Excerpts, Mulholland Authors

Next month we are publishing The Wreckage by Michael Robotham. Start reading the book that Booklist called (in a starred review), “Fine and ambitious with characters who are wonderfully human–smart, determined, decent, and flawed. Thoroughly compelling.” Need to catch up? Read the Prologue and Chapter 1. 2 LONDON Being measured for a new suit was […]