“Publishers Weekly” Names “A Scourge of Vipers” A Pick of the Week

VipersPublishers Weekly, the bible of the book-publishing biz, just named my latest hard-boiled crime novel, A Scourge of Vipers, one of its “picks of the week” for April 6.

I’m honored to be named in the same breath with the likes of Philip Kerr, Ann Packer, Larry Kramer, and Amit Chaudhuri.

Previously, the magazine gave a coveted starred review to the new novel. Here’s what PW had to say about it:

A Scourge of Vipers by Bruce DeSilva (Forge) – 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 and advertising revenue 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.

You can find all the magazine’s picks here.

The novel is being published in hardcover and e-book editions on April 7, with a downloadable audio version coming soon from Audible. You can order the book in advance by clicking on one of the links you’ll find here.

 

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