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Start Reading Darwin’s Blade

Sep 12, 2013 in Excerpts, Mulholland Authors

This week, Mulholland is proud to introduce our second reissue of a classic Dan Simmons suspense novel, DARWIN’S BLADE. Hailed upon publication by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as “a literary thriller like no other;” by the Denver Post as what might have happened “if Donald Westlake, John Irving, and Robert Parker had sat down to […]

The Lineup: You by Austin Grossman Edition

Apr 19, 2013 in Mulholland Authors, Weekly links

Austin Grossman has been all over the ‘net this past week to celebrate the publication of YOU, his new novel of mystery, videogames, and the people who create them. Check out Austin’s photo essay “Seven Myths about Videogames and the Seven Games that Prove them Wrong” on Huffington Post for Austin’s picks on some of the […]

What Is a Mystery?

Mar 18, 2013 in Guest Posts, Writing

Every once in awhile, when my (ahem) amazing job comes up in conversation, someone will ask me, if not: “What is a mystery?” outright, another question along similar lines. Could be someone curious how the category has evolved in the years since Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Dupin and Hercule Poirot. Or it could be an avid […]

The Disapearance of Lynette Dawson

Sep 24, 2012 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

Twenty-eight years ago, a young mother disappeared from her home in Sydney’s northern suburbs, leaving behind two daughters and a handsome football star husband.  Lynette Dawson, a nurse and childcare worker, has never been seen since, but the mystery of her fate continues to haunt her family, friends and neighbours. It also provided the seed […]

Noir in the Sunshine

Jun 28, 2011 in Writing

So some years ago I was writing this series of P.I. novels about a detective in St. Louis. He wasn’t exactly your classic shamus but he did have Sam Spade DNA and he did walk some pretty mean streets in a gritty industrial city. But what I wanted to do was a second series, something […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Start reading A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Lawrence Block

Apr 29, 2011 in Books, Excerpts, Fiction, Mulholland Authors

Next month we are publishing A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Lawrence Block, the newest installment in the celebrated Matthew Scudder series. Start here with the prologue to the novel Booklist, in a starred review, called: “Genius…the prose, as always, is like the club soda Scudder sips in the opening pages: cool, fizzy, and completely […]

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 […]