Author Archives: Bruce DeSilva

About Bruce DeSilva

Crime Novelist

Trump’s Budget Proposal Represents An Unprecedented Threat to Public Health and Safety.

While Americans are preoccupied with the battle over the GOP’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, many of us are overlooking the fact that the Trump administration’s budget outline presages an even greater threat to the public’s … Continue reading

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The Harvard Review Says “Incendiary Art” Is “Brilliant,” “Necessary,” and “Urgent”

The Harvard Review lavishes praise on “Patricia Smith’s brilliant and urgent new book of poems, Incendiary Art, her sixth collection. In it, Smith demands that readers recognize the racism and brutality that have always been part of American history before … Continue reading

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Timothy Hallinan’s Wildly Inventive New Simeon Grist Novel

Simeon Grist, the hero of six gritty Los Angeles private eye novels by Timothy Hallinan, is about to get a hell of a shock in Pulped, the next book in this fine series. He’s going to find out that he … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? Acclaimed Children’s Author R.L. Stine!

R.L. Stine’s books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide, making him one of the best-selling children’s authors of all time. I snapped this photo of him at a writing conference last fall. You can learn more about him … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? Chicago Bluesman Lil’ Ed!

Lil’ Ed (last name Williams) is the singer-songwriter and guitar-playing frontman for one of the last authentic Chicago blues bands, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials. My wife Patricia and I met him on a Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise … Continue reading

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Thank You, Howard Frank Mosher, For Your Friendship And The Inspiration Of Your Life’s Work

Yesterday, I was reading The True Account: A Novel of the Lewis & Clark & Kinneson Expeditions, one of couple of Howard Frank Mosher novels I hadn’t yet gotten around to, when I received word that the author, and my … Continue reading

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Forensic Outreach Names Me One of the 50 Top Crime Writers

My thanks to the Forensic Outreach website for naming me one of the 50 top crime writers. I know it’s from 2014 but I hadn’t seen it before. Being included on a list that includes the likes of Lee Child, … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line Now?” Blues Guitar Sensation Damon Fowler!

Damon Fowler is a sensational blues guitarist from Florida who performs solo as well as with fellow guitarist JP Soars and keyboardist Victor Wainwright in a great band named Southern Hospitality. My wife Patricia and I got to meet Damon … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? David Hidalgo of Los Lobos!

David Hidalgo is best know as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist with the group, Los Lobos. He’s also a member of the Los Super Seven and another group, Latin Playboys, that includes several other Los Lobos members. I snapped the … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? Brilliant Blues Guitarist JP Soars!

JP Soars, who toured with heavy metal bands before coming home to the blues, has a unique playing style. I love his music. You can learn more about him by clicking here. I slapped this photo when my wife Patricia … Continue reading

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