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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 […]

Ray Bradbury is my ‘Father’

Jun 17, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

Growing up in a small country town in Australia, my only experience of the wider world came through grainy black and white TV images and the magic of the books that I borrowed from the local library. I remember being eight-years-old, in July 1969, when teachers assembled the entire school – barely a hundred students […]

First Lines

May 23, 2011 in Books, Writing

We’re all about page turning here at Mulholland Books and one of the things that really gets you reading is a fabulous first line. We’ve compiled a few that we like, but this is just a starting point. Really, we want to know YOUR favorite first lines. Please contribute your pick in the comments! We […]

The Deep Bottom Drawer: A Conversation with Lois Duncan

May 19, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts

I’m just beginning to realize the flickering presence Lois Duncan’s books still play in my imagination, decades after discovering them. Most of my reading life, age nine to twelve especially, seemed to be in search of books that somehow conveyed for me, as movies did, a world as dark and tangled and mysterious as the […]

A Conversation with Marcia Clark and Sebastian Rotella

Apr 19, 2011 in Books, Mulholland Authors

Former Los Angeles deputy district attorney Marcia Clark, and reporter Sebastian Rotella, a former correspondent and bureau chief in Paris and Buenos Aires for the Los Angeles Times, both took the “write what you know” adage to heart when they sat down to write their first novels. Clark’s novel, Guilt By Association, out this week, […]

A Conversation with Alafair Burke

Apr 13, 2011 in Books, Fiction, Guest Posts, Writing

Alafair Burke is a lawyer-turned novelist and the creator of two of the most memorable female crime fighters on the scene today: NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher and Portland Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid. Jen Forbus is a tastemaker in the crime fiction community and the force behind Jen’s Book Thoughts. Here, they discuss writing great […]

The Spaces Between Stars

Apr 11, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Mulholland News

My name’s Warren Ellis.  I’m mostly a science fiction writer.  I’m sometimes also a crime writer.  These are essentially the same thing. Let me try and explain that. I don’t think HG Wells and Raymond Chandler ever met.  I don’t know that they would have had a lot to say to each other if they […]

Talking Titles

Mar 31, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Writing

It’s either one step above or one step below judging a book by its cover, but say what you will – titles matter. They matter a whole lot in the noir fiction world since back when the stands used to be filled with the salacious come-ons of pulp fiction femme fatales in lace brassieres and […]

The Drowned Man

Mar 29, 2011 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

In our early 20s, my wife and I didn’t have any money or real jobs. We were going to college and doing day labor in Nacogdoches. What we didn’t have was a house we owned. The one we were living in rented for very little, but it had some drawbacks. One was an outhouse. The […]

A Series of Complaints

Mar 28, 2011 in Books, Film, Graphic Novels, Writing

When John Rebus retired at the end of Exit Music, I was free to experiment.  I spent the next eighteen months or so writing my first graphic novel (Dark Entries), some lyrics for an Edinburgh band called St Jude’s Infirmary, a novella for people with literacy problems (A Cool Head), and a serial for the […]