Monthly Archives: April 2012

“Cliff Walk” Will Keep You Turning the Page — a Review

Scott MacKay of WNRI Radio, the NPR affiliate in Providence, R.I., has written a review of my new crime novel, Cliff Walk.¬† Here’s what he had to say: “Bruce DeSilva has our state down, from its claustrophobic culture to its … Continue reading

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An Italian Website Reviews the Italian Edition of “Rogue Island.”

Rogue Island, the title of my first novel, is a pun (a play on “Rhode Island”), so it doesn’t translate into Italian. The Italian edition of the book, just published by a major house in Italy, has been retitled Il … Continue reading

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“Cliff Walk” Review Praises Character and Setting

Kirkus Reviews has weighed in with its review of Cliff Walk, my new Mulligan crime novel. The reviewer says: “The epic, warts-and-all portrait of the city is scathing; ulcer-ridden wiseacre Mulligan (Rogue Island, 2010) is never less than compelling company; … Continue reading

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The True Story Behind White Bulger, Corrupt FBI Agents, and the Investigator Who Brought Them to Justice

As a journalist born and bred just south of Boston, I followed the Whitey Bulger saga closely and even had a hand in breaking a big story or two about the mobster and his corrupt allies in the Boston Bureau … Continue reading

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How To Write Mysteries: Advice From Novelists Including Me.

Fifty-eight mystery writers working in 12 sub-genres including thrillers, cozies, police procedurals, and hard-boiled detective novels contributed articles and interviews to The Mystery Writers, a new book of advice on how it’s done. I’m honored to be included along with … Continue reading

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A Master’s Wise And Practical Writing Advice

Don Fry begins his wise and practical¬† book of writing advice this way:¬† “Here’s a radical idea: You can escape your teachers. You can write in ways suited to you, rather than ways you were taught.” In “Writing Your Way,” … Continue reading

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Ken Wishnia’s Filomena Buscarsela: A New Hero For A Culturally Diverse America

Kenneth Wishnia’s heroine is something truly fresh in the sometimes copy-cat crime genre: an Ecuadorian-born New York City flatfoot with a longing for her home country, a jaundiced view of her adopted one, and an unyielding passion not just for justice but for social justice. Continue reading

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