Mulholland Books: The Future of Suspense Fiction

Mulholland BooksAs a lifelong reader, and fan of crime fiction in particular, I’m always on the lookout for new avenues to help feed my obsession. Imagine my joy when publisher Little, Brown and Company announced recently that they were going to give me not just a new avenue but an entire drive.

Mulholland Books, named after the infamous Mulholland Drive, has a very simple goal: “to publish books you can’t stop reading. Whatever their form – crime novels, thrillers, police procedurals, spy stories, even supernatural suspense – the promise of a Mulholland Book is that you’ll read it leaning forward, hungry for the next word.”

They’re not playing around, folks. The list of talent already signed include heavy hitters such as Mark Billingham, Lawrence Block, Lee Child, Charlie Huston, Michael Robotham, Duane Swierczynski, and Daniel Woodrell among others. And they’re not waiting for the first round of books to be published before delivering the goods!

Mulholland Books has been presenting some of the best guest blogs I’ve read in quite some time, all written by authors who more than know their way around suspense fiction: “Sex and Violence, Please” by Max Allan Collins, “Guns to Shape the Future” by Charlie Huston, “Thank You for Smoking” by Mark Billingham, “See You in the Darkness” by Megan Abbott, “From Suspense to Dread” by Paul Hoffman, “The Dark Heart of Noir” by Charles Ardai… are you kidding me? This is damn good stuff!

I have seen the future of suspense fiction; its name is Mulholland Books. Do yourself a favor and go for a drive.

– Mulholland: You never know what’s coming around the curve. –


  • Fallon Myrman

    September 26, 2010 - 3:05 PM

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  • Elizabeth A. White

    September 22, 2010 - 9:27 AM

    How very cool! Thank you. 🙂

  • Maya M.

    September 21, 2010 - 11:50 PM

    hi, visited during BBAW, dropping by to say i’ve included you in a shoutout about creatively named blogs

  • Elizabeth A. White

    September 21, 2010 - 5:45 PM

    Thank you for those kind words. 🙂

  • Chris

    September 20, 2010 - 9:57 PM

    Their blog has rocketed to the top of my must read list every morning. Great stuff. Can’t wait to be published by . . . I mean, I can’t wait to read the stuff they publish!

  • Charles Wingfield

    September 20, 2010 - 1:33 PM

    That author lineup is pretty impressive! I will make sure to watch out for Mulholland books.

  • Paul D. Brazill

    September 20, 2010 - 10:47 AM

    Yep, good call!

  • Lucious Lamour

    September 20, 2010 - 10:28 AM

    Thanks for the post about Mulholland. I am going to have to keep an eye on Mulholland Books. Sounds right up my alley!

  • Miriam Parker

    September 20, 2010 - 9:26 AM

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  • Naomi Johnson

    September 20, 2010 - 12:51 AM

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