A Starred Review for “Providence Rag” in Publishers Weekly

Rag Cover 2Publishers Weekly, the bible of the publishing business, has given a starred review to Providence Rag, the third crime novel in my hardboiled Mulligan series. The magazine, which also gave starred reviews to the first two novels in the series, said “Edgar-winner DeSilva melds moral dilemmas with a suspenseful plot in his third novel featuring Providence, R.I.–based reporter Liam Mulligan. His best yet.”

The review goes on to say, in part:”In 1992, when Mulligan is still handling the sports beat for the Providence Dispatch, an editor assigns him to help cover a gory double murder. Two years later, a similar crime claims three more lives—a mother and her two daughters, ages 8 and 12. Mulligan ends up cracking the case, but the main action concerns the fate of the convicted killer, who is due to be released after six years thanks to a legal fluke. When a colleague discovers that efforts to lengthen the incarceration may have been unethical, Mulligan must find a way to balance his passion for the truth with his desire to protect the public.”

Providence Rag will be published on March 11, but advance orders for both print and e-book editions can be placed here.

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About Bruce DeSilva

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