Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Associated Press Raves About “A Scourge of Vipers”

The AP says: “Edgar Award-winning author Bruce DeSilva delivers another outstanding mystery featuring his Providence, Rhode Island, investigative journalist Liam Mulligan in A Scourge of Vipers.” You can read the entire review here. Click here for links to online booksellers, … Continue reading

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“A Scourge of Vipers” Officially Released Today, April 7

Today is the official release date for A Scourge of Vipers, the fourth┬ánovel in my Edgar Award-winning series of crime novels. Click here for links to online booksellers, including both independents and chains, that are carrying it. Publishers Weekly and … Continue reading

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“A Scourge of Vipers is a Masterpiece” — The Providence Journal

The Providence Journal always reviews my hard-boiled crime novels, perhaps because the books, featuring investigative reporter Liam Mulligan, are set in that city. This time the newspaper tapped veteran thriller writer Jon Land, a Rhode Island native, to write the … Continue reading

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My Interview With Fellow Crime Novelist Timothy Hallinan

I interviewed fellow crime novelist Timothy Hallinan for Crimelandia, the website of Left Coast Crime, a major crime fiction conference where he was recently awarded a coveted Lefty Award. Here’s the text of our conversation: Bruce DeSilva: You have two … Continue reading

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

Publishers 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 … Continue reading

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Why I Never Outline My Novels, Preferring to Discover The Story As I Go Along

Some novelists outline their plots before they start to write. Others don’t. There’s no right way to do it. Each writer does what’s best for him or her. I never outline my hard-boiled crime novels. In this guest blog I … Continue reading

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Why the Hero of My Crime Novels Is a Newspaper Reporter Instead of a Cop or a P.I.

In latest installment of The Big Thrill, the online magazine of the International Thriller Writers organization, I explain why I made the protagonist of my crime novels a newspaper reporter and how I, and many of my colleagues, use the … Continue reading

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