Author Archives: Bruce DeSilva

About Bruce DeSilva

Crime Novelist

TREASON: Punishing the Assault on the Capitol Building

WHAT SHOULD, but probably won’t, happen now: Fifty-five people have already been arrested in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol on charges ranging from unlawful entry and theft to assault and weapons offenses. Prosecutors could add additional charges … Continue reading

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Parnell Hall: Farwell to a Dear Friend

Mystery writer Parnell Hall, died Tuesday. He’d been seriously ill this year, but he was recovering until Covid-19 arrived and took him. I met him 11 years ago when he showed up at a book signing at New York’s Mysterious … Continue reading

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Jeff Lindsay’s New Riley Wolfe Thriller: A Review

Riley Wolfe has surely met his match in Fool Me Twice, the second novel in Jeff Lindsay’s series about the self-proclaimed world’s greatest thief. This time, his target is Raphael’s The Liberation of St. Peter. The priceless work of art … Continue reading

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Thomas Perry’s Butcher’s Boy Is BACK–A Book Review

Thirty-eight years after Thomas Perry first introduced us to “the butcher’s boy,” the hitman is back for only the fourth installment in this sporadic series. This time, in “Eddie’s Boy,” the tale finds him forced out of retirement at age … Continue reading

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Rondo: Farewell to the World’s First Perfect Dog

I liked telling friends that Rondo was the end point of canine evolution—that some 40,000 years after the canis lupus familiaris lineage split from its wolf ancestors, the world had finally produced the perfect dog. I’ve never seen another remotely … Continue reading

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Book Review: Michael Connelly’s “The Law of Innocence”

Michael Connelly’s novels have long been distinguished by his mastery of the complexities of the justice system including an ability to get police and courtroom procedures exactly right. Combine this with a cast of well-drawn characters, writing as precise as … Continue reading

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My Review of the New Jack Reacher Novel

Although Lee Child is listed as co-author of “The Sentinel,” the 25th thriller in the Jack Reacher series, the book was largely written by his brother Andrew Grant, who has assumed responsibility for continuing the popular Reacher franchise. This time, … Continue reading

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My Wife Patricia Smith and I Interviewed About Our Literary Partnership.

Check out this video of my brilliant wife Patricia Smith and I being interviewed about our literary partnership, with each of us reading a bit of our work. Just click here.

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Patricia Smith Performing with the Benjamin Boone jazz band

Yes, that’s my brilliant wife Patricia Smith performing with the Benjamin Boone jazz band. The cut is from his new album, “The Poets are Gathering.”

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Mike Lupica’s First Jesse Stone Novel Disappoints.

Mike Lupica has been entrusted with continuing the main characters in two of the enormously popular and profitable crime fiction series started by the late Robert B. Parker. In his first two attempts, well-plotted yarns featuring Boston private eye Sunny … Continue reading

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