Canary by Duane Swierczynski

CANARY Duane Swierczynski February 24, 2015 Mulholland Books   College is supposed to be about bad judgment. This is a time in our lives when we can stay out all hours of the night and still make it to that 8 AM history final. I went to college. I made some bad decisions, but mine pale in comparison to those made by Duane Swierczynski’s heroine in his latest novel, CANARY. Sarie Holland takes bad judgment to a whole new level. Sarie’s life takes a dramatic turn after she gives her boyfriend a ride after a party. Turns out the boyfriend was a low level drug dealer and the Philadelphia Narcotics unit had an interest in his supplier. When...

THE THICKET by Joe R. Lansdale

Mulholland Books Publication date: September 10th, 2013 Fans of Joe R. Lansdale know what to expect whenever they crack the spine of one of his books. They know that they will have no idea what to expect. Being a master of suspense, crime, supernatural thrillers, westerns, and any number of mashups of any of those genres, a Lansdale story is unlike anything else on the shelf. And if this is starting to sound like a fanboy rave review, that’s because it is. Lansdale has had his hooks in my brain since I stumbled on a copy of THE NIGHTRUNNERS while browsing the stacks at the local Shinders newsstand while on break at work during the mid...

SKINNER by Charlie Huston

Mulholland Books Pub date: July 7th, 2013 There are very few authors that truly excited me. There are 3 that turn me into a complete fan boy geek. Those are James Ellroy, Joe Lansdale, and Charlie Huston. Those are the guys who I get all giggly over the release of a new book from. Books by those guys to me are the equivalent of new Star Wars films or Game of Thrones episodes to others. Charlie Huston finally has a new book out called Skinner. It’s been a long awaited release. Huston doesn’t have much of an online presence so it wasn’t like you would see a Facebook update mentioning working on a new book. There was total radio silence....

Mystery Box Authors Q&A

Selected by Brad Meltzer, THE MYSTERY BOX is an exceptional new collection of short stories from some of our favorite writers. We have copies of THE MYSTERY BOX to give away this week with FridayReads, and some of the contributors were good enough to answer a few questions for us… Brad Meltzer What are you reading now? SAGA by Brian K. Vaughan. Which book(s) or author(s) do you recommend most frequently? I shove good crime comics down the throat of anyone who will listen. Try Criminal by Ed Brubaker. Trust me. Why did “the mystery box” make such a great theme? We all have mystery boxes in our lives. And not just ones with severed...

POINT & SHOOT by Duane Swierczynski

POINT AND SHOOT Duane Swierczynski MULHOLLAND BOOKS April 30th, 2013 You know how some folks will tell you to “fasten your seatbelts for this non-stop thrill ride, yadda yadda yadda…” Yeah, we’ve seen these blurbs before. But see, I’m here to tell you this, and you sure as hell better listen close: “You better wear this flame resistant shock suit with the jetpack on the back and blasters on the wrists because this book moves faster than the Flash and hits harder than the Hulk and you sure as Hell better BE READY.” This is how I would describe POINT & SHOOT to anyone and everyone. It may be too long to fit on a book cover, but I don’t...