Monthly Archives: January 2016

Buddy And Me: My Farewell to “The Prince of Providence”

Like the city of Providence, I had a complicated relationship with Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr. — the city’s longest-serving mayor, a convicted felon, a brilliant politician, and a charming rogue — who died today of colon-cancer complications at the … Continue reading

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My Review of Reed Farrel Coleman’s “Where It Hurts.”

Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman is a superb detective novel in the Raymond Chandler tradition, featuring fine prose, a suspenseful yarn and a compelling main character who will leave readers hungering for the next installment. You can read … Continue reading

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“Nantucket Grand” by Steven Axelrod — A Review

I always enjoy discovering a fine new crime novelist, so I’m indebted to Barbara Peters of Poisoned Penn Press and the proprietor of the Poisoned Pen bookstore in Scottsdale, AZ, for introducing me to Steven Axelrod. Steven isn’t exactly new. … Continue reading

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