Author Archives: Bruce DeSilva

About Bruce DeSilva

Crime Novelist

My Review of William Wells’s New Crime Novel, “The Dollar-A-Year Detective.”

“The Dollar-A-Year Detective” by William Wells is a detective story with the sensibility of a cozy, somewhat reminiscent of the fine Mario Balzic series by reclusive novelist K.C. Constantine. This novel represents a major improvement over the first novel in … Continue reading

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New York Yankees Poppycock!

I live in New Jersey, so in the aftermath of the Red Sox four-game sweep of the Yankees, I heard a lot of sports radio poppycock today. Basically, it broke down along these lines: It’s Aaron Boone’s fault. It’s the … Continue reading

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My Review of A New Philip Marlowe Novel Authorized by Chandler’s Estate

Where others have failed, Lawrence Osborne succeeds brilliantly in bringing back legendary private eye Philip Marlowe. He does so largely by sidestepping the temptation to mimic Raymond Chandler’s idiosyncratic style and by making no attempt to recreate the swaggering private … Continue reading

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My Review of the Crime Novel by Laird Barron

Isaiah Coleridge, muscle for the Chicago mob’s Alaska subsidiary and the hero of veteran horror writer Laird Barron’s first crime novel, isn’t your typical Mafia hit man. He’s college educated, frequently alludes to Greek and Roman classics and relishes his … Continue reading

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My Review of “Annie’s Bones” by Howard Owen

Annie’s Bones is the 16th novel by Howard Owen, whose most popular series character, investigative reporter Willie Black, makes only a cameo appearance in this stylishly written, sobering tale of suspicion, vengeance, injustice and an old man’s last, desperate chance … Continue reading

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My Review of “Caribbean Rim” by Randy Wayne White

Caribbean Rim is the 25th Doc Ford crime novel by Randy Wayne White, and I’ve enjoyed most of them; but if this one had been the first, it would probably have also been the last. Check out the text of … Continue reading

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Patricia, See What You’ve Done?

Over the last decade, as the literary awards and the critical acclaim have continued to swell, I’ve repeatedly told my wife Patricia Smith: “This is who you are now.” But she could never bring herself to believe it. Somehow, she … Continue reading

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October New England Author Appearance

I’ll be discussing my 5 hardboiled Liam Mulligan crime novels, fielding questions, and signing copies on Wednesday,  Oct 11th, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Queset House, 51 Main Street, North Easton, MA. If you’re in the area, please drop by. Bruce DeSilva’s … Continue reading

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This Is A National Emergency. America’s Brown Shirts Must Be Stopped.

America needs to be clear about what happened in Charlottesville, VA, this weekend, even if President Trump is not. This must NOT be dismissed as a case of dueling protests that turned violent on both sides. This was a planned, … Continue reading

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The Most Disgraceful Week in The History of the Presidency

This week, which is not yet over, may already be the most disgraceful one in the in the 228-year-long history of the American presidency. Considering the ignorance and dysfunction that have characterized every day of Trump’s first six months in … Continue reading

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