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Category: Writing

Edgar Allan Poe and the Great Balloon Hoax

An excerpt from HOAX: A HISTORY OF DECEPTION by Ian Tattersall and Peter Nevraumont   The morning of Saturday, April 13, 1844, readers of the New York Sun awoke to…

Somebody Knows The Secret

We asked Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, author of Waking Lions (out now from Little, Brown and Company!) to tell us how her riveting new thriller came to be. A middle-class doctor hits…

Character Building: Melina Marchetta on Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil

Melina Marchetta’s Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil is “an electrifying contemporary detective thriller” that “explores Europe’s simmering anti-Muslim sentiments” in the aftermath of a bus bomb, writes Australian reviewer Fiona…

Laird Hunt and Christopher Charles in Conversation

The Exiled is Christopher Charles’s debut thriller, featuring a detective named Wes Raney who seeks refuge from his ignominious past in NYC in the brutal and beautiful New Mexican desert. Of…

How To Write A Thriller

Aspiring writers, here it is: lessons on writing a thriller, delivered to us by Matthew Quirk, the bestselling author of The 500 and Cold Barrel Zero. How many of you know…

How to Write a Historical Crime Novel

William Shaw is the author of the Breen and Tozer series, mysteries set in London in the late 1960s. He has been praised for his ability to evoke the period…

Genre Blending for Rebels

I dare you to read this essay by Jaye Wells and not fall under her spell. This Texas-raised, USA Today bestselling author grew up reading everything she could get her…

Richard Montanari and Michael Marshall in Conversation

Today Mulholland Books has the great pleasure of publishing two chilling, supernatural-tinged thrillers: The Stolen Ones by Richard Montanari and We Are Here by Michael Marshall. While the two novels…

William Shaw Introduces She’s Leaving Home

There is a point on any project when you know it’s going to work. When my agent asked me, in the politest possible way, never to send him another piece…

Top Ten Clichés in Crime Fiction

Rob W. Hart—associate publisher of MysteriousPress.com, class director of LitReactor, and all-around friend of Mulholland—knows his crime fiction. We’d wager he’s read a fair bit of it. And when you…

In Conversation with Nicholas Mennuti and Alan Glynn

The wide-ranging conversation below between Nicholas Mennuti, one of the authors of Weaponized, and Alan Glynn, whose novel The Dark Fields was adapted for the film Limitless, covers such topics…

In Conversation with George Pelecanos and Richard Lange

It’s a rare pleasure to be a fly on the wall during a conversation between Richard Lange and George Pelecanos, two crime fiction masters. Below is our transcript of their…

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