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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Report from the Bookselling Front at The Mystery Bookstore Los Angeles

Sep 16, 2010 in Books, Booksellers, Guest Posts

Mulholland Drive is notorious in our town and around the world as a street of significant history—some of it quite shady, some of it fictional, some of it quite real. All of it makes for great crime (fiction). When we saw the name of the new Little, Brown imprint, we were intrigued. It was when […]

The Mulholland Muse

Sep 02, 2010 in Books, Film, Guest Posts, Mulholland News

Most people know the name Mulholland Drive from the eponymous David Lynch movie. If you go deeper, you recognize the roman à clef elements that were interpreted into the plot of Chinatown — the Noah Cross character played by John Huston is heavily derived from the machinations of William Mulholland during the period know as […]

Why Mark Billingham is a Badass

Aug 26, 2010 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

Mark Billingham has been a crime-fiction sensation in the UK since his first novel, Sleepyhead, was published in 2001 to great acclaim and success. The protagonist of that book, Detective Inspector Tom Thorne, has appeared in many subsequent novels and is now a beloved figure in British crime lit. Billingham earned his success. Raised in […]

The Dark Heart of Noir

Aug 24, 2010 in Books, Guest Posts

Seven years is a long time for anyone to do anything; on the basis of stamina alone you gain a reputation for being some sort of expert. Perform cerebral commissurotomies for seven years, and you lose the right to start sentences with, “Well, I’m no brain surgeon, but . . .” Edit a line of […]

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 […]

Mark Billingham and Laura Lippman on themselves and everything else

Aug 18, 2010 in Books, Film, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

I’ve known Mark Billingham since 2002, but I feel as if we’re lifelong friends. When I heard he was going to move to Mulholland, I was sad for our mutual publisher but happy for Mark, if that makes sense. We share several enthusiasms, including the music of Elvis Costello and beer. I guess I should […]