Mulholland Books

Apr 032014

Yesterday I told Joe Lansdale that he must be the most productive person in the world. Not only has he written somewhere north of 40 novels, but he also emailed me a clip from the animated movie Son of Batman, for which he’s the screenwriter. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg as far as his in-addition-to-writing-novels career goes.

That irrepressible talent must run in the family, because I read that his daughter, Kasey Lansdale, has just been selected as the Country Music Association’s artist of the month. Read her debut spotlight here.

When Mulholland Books released Joe’s novel, Edge of Dark Water, in paperback last year, Kasey graciously recorded an accompanying song, which you can stream here.

To better understand how the Lansdales, père et fille, keep their wells of creativity full, listen to their interview with The Library Police.

(Photo courtesy of Joe O’Connell)

Mar 282014

At first I wondered why Michael Robotham chose to write a clinical psychologist into the “detective role” in his Joseph O’Loughlin series. Then I read a passage in which Joe sized up a man in the exact manner in which Sherlock assesses his potential clients, and it dawned on me: a great detective can read people, and no one reads people better than a psychologist. 

For more on the subject, watch this video.

Mar 252014
The Drowned Man | Mulholland Books:


Joe Lansdale has profound insight in the writing life and its purpose.

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