A Starred Review From “Publisher’s Weekly” for “A Scourge of Vipers.”

VipersPublishers Weekly, the bible of the publishing industry, has given a starred review to my latest crime novel, A Scourge of Vipers.  It’s the second starred review for the book, which previously scored one from the Library Journal.

The review says: “Edgar-winner DeSilva’s excellent fourth Liam Mulligan novel (after 2014’s Providence Rag) finds the Providence, R.I., investigative journalist on hard times professionally. His newspaper, The Dispatch, has been reduced to a shell of its former self, publishing fluff rather than substance and largely staffed by wet-behind-the-ears newcomers. His jerk of an editor, Charles Twisdale, is more concerned with the bottom line than reporting the news, leaving Mulligan feeling like a dinosaur on the verge of extinction. But if that’s to be his fate, the reporter is determined to go down swinging, pursuing the truth behind a series of murders that appear linked to the governor, colorfully known as ‘Attila the Nun,’ who hopes to solve the state’s public-pension crisis by legalizing sports gambling. The lean prose and clever plotting will remind hard-boiled fans of Loren Estleman’s Amos Walker novels.”

“A Scourge of Vipers” will be published on April 9, and can be ordered in advance here.

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About Bruce DeSilva

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