Author Archives: Bruce DeSilva

About Bruce DeSilva

Crime Novelist

“Eight Perfect Murders,” An Ingeniously Plotted Homage to Classic Mystery Stories–My Book Review

Several years ago, fictional Boston bookstore owner Malcolm Kershaw wrote a blog post listing the eight most perfect murders in crime fiction–among them: Agatha Christie’s The A.B.C. Murders, James M. Cain’s Double Indemnity and Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train. … Continue reading

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C.J. Box’s New Joe Pickett Novel, “Open Range” — My Book Review

In Open Season, the 20th novel in C.J. Box’s series featuring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett, Joe comes to the rescue when his old pal Nate Romanowski is accused of a series of sniper shootings. The result is a fast-paced, … Continue reading

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My Review: P.I. Leonid McGill returns in `Trouble Is What I Do’

Many years ago, a Mississippi bluesman named Catfish Worry had an affair with the daughter of a wealthy white banker. Their dalliance produced a son who could pass for white. That son is now a wealthy banker himself. He is … Continue reading

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My Review of “Salt River,” the New Doc Ford Crime Novel by Randy Wayne White

Thirty years have zipped by since Randy Wayne White first introduced readers to Doc Ford and his pals in Sanibel Flats, and from time to time the mostly solid crime fiction series seems to falter. Salt River, the 26th Ford … Continue reading

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Audio of a Poem By, and an Interview With, Award-Winning Poet Patricia Smith

The Brooklyn Poets website features a poem by–AND a great interview with– Patricia Smith, one of the world’s most honored poets. She is the author of eight books of poetry, including Incendiary Art, winner of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Award, … Continue reading

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My Review of Joanna Schaffhausen’s “All the Best Lies”

In All the Best Lies, Joanna Schaffhausen’s third crime novel featuring police woman Ellery Hathaway and FBI agent Reed Markham, the writing is crisp, the suspense is intense and the tale ends with a twist no one is likely to … Continue reading

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“The Prized Girl” — A Debut Mystery with Shocking Twists and a Surprise Ending

The Prized Girl of Amy K. Green’s title just wanted to know what it would be like to shed her beauty queen image and be a normal eighth-grade student. She never got the chance. As this debut mystery opens, Jenny … Continue reading

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Raymond Fleischmann’s Debut Thriller — My Review

Raymond Fleischmann’s new thriller, How Quickly She Disappears, is  a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game that will remind readers of the menacing dance between Hannibal Lecter and FBI agent Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs. Fleischmann tells his story with such … Continue reading

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Thomas Perry’s “A Small Town.” — My Review

A Small Town, the 26th crime novel by Thomas Perry, begins with a violent prison break in the little town of Weldon, Colorado. More than 1,000 hardened criminals kill the warden and most of the guards, raid the prison arsenal and … Continue reading

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As Congress Considers 2 Impeachment Articles, I Suggest They Consider My List of 100

The two Articles of Impeachment being debated by Congress hardly cover reasons why Trump is unfit to remain in office. I suggest they consider  my list.  It includes only 100 articles because I tried to keep it short. Resolution to … Continue reading

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