Parnell Hall, author of the Stanley Hastings and puzzle lady mysteries, is quite a character in his own right, and one of the nicest people I’ve met since I started writing crime novels.
You can learn more about him and his work here.
Cliff Walk is the second hardboiled thriller in my series featuring Liam Mulligan, an investigative reporter for a dying newspaper in Providence, R.I. The book has received phenomenal reviews. A few examples:
— Booklist raved that “the plotting is exquisite. . . . Terrific on every level.”
— The Providence Journal declared: “DeSilva neatly carves out his own noirish niche among the living legends with whom he is frequently compared. A twisty, tightrope of a tale that satisfies on every level.”
— And crime novelist Gar Anthony Haywood wrote: “Cliff Walk is as dead-on realistic as contemporary crime fiction ever gets, and DeSilva’s dialogue, in particular, is as good as any I’ve ever read.”
The novel is the sequel to Rogue Island, which won both the Edgar Award and the Macavity Award. Providence Rag, the third book in the series, will be published in hardcover and e-book editions by Forge in March of 2014.
You can purchase the books here.