Tom Hambridge is a blues solo artist and record producer who won a 2011 Grammy Award for writing and producing Buddy Guy’s album, Living Proof. You can learn more about Tom and his work here.
I caught up with him last fall on a blues cruise, and that’s when I snapped this picture.
My wife Patricia Smith and I love the blues, so it’s no surprise that Liam Mulligan, the hero of my series of crime novels is a fan, too. He often plays the music of Tommy Castro, Son Seals, Jimmy Thackery, and other blues artists as he drives around New England looking for trouble.
And Thackery allowed me to use his great song, Levee Prayer, as the sound track for the video trailer for my first novel.
A Scourge of Vipers by Bruce DeSilva is the fourth in my Edgar Award-winning series of hardboiled crime novels featuring Liam Mulligan, an investigative reporter for a dying newspaper in Providence, R.I. The novel has received rave reviews in The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and a host of other publications. You can order any of the books in the series from independent or chain online bookstores by following this link.