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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers?” It’s Buddy Guy’s Keyboard Player, Marty Sammon!

Marty Sammon was born and raised in Chicago, where he immersed himself in the local blues scene. He performed for five years with Otis Rush before hooking on as the keyboard player for the great Buddy Guy. You can learn … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers” Now? It’s Acclaimed Vocalist Marcella Simien!

Marcella Simien grew up in Lafayette Louisiana, the daughter of acclaimed Zydeco accordion player and singer Terrence Simien. As a young woman, she moved to Memphis and developed her own style, a unique blend of Creole, Memphis soul, and the … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers.” It’s Blues Legend Magic Dick!

Magic Dick, aka Richard Salwitz, is best known as one of the founding members of the J. Geils Band. His brilliant harmonica playing on unforgettable cuts like “Whammer Jammer”  led The Rolling Stone Record Guide to proclaim him perhaps the … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers” Now? Blues Sax Player Keith Crossan!

Keith Crossan is one of the best blues sax players in creation. I first became aware of him during the years he played with Tommy Castro, but these days he’s got his own band and recently cut a new record. … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers” Now? Bluesman Jonathon “Boogie” Long.

Yes, that’s blues singer and guitarist Jonathon “Boogie” Long with my most recent crime novel,  A Scourge of Vipers.  Boogie is a young guy who’s starting to make his mark on the blues scene, and I really dig him. If … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers” Now? Legendary Blues Singer Irma Thomas!

Look who’s reading A Scourge of Vipers, the latest in my Edgar Award-winning series of crime novels. It’s legendary blues singer Irma Thomas, aka The Soul Queen of New Orleans. My wife Patrica and I caught up with her a … Continue reading

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“Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers” Now? Mystery Writer Parnell Hall

Veteran mystery writer Parnell Hall is the author of both the Stanley Hastings and the Puzzle Lady mystery series. You can learn more about him and his work here. A Scourge of Vipers by Bruce DeSilva is the fourth in … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers Now? Best-Selling Mystery Writer S.J. Rozan!

S.J. Rozan is one of the most respected mystery writers in the business, as indicated by the the fact that her work has won the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero, and Macavity awards for Best Novel and the Edgar for Best … Continue reading

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“A Scourge of Vipers” Wins December Earphones Award From Audiofile Magazine

The audio edition of A Scourge of Vipers, the fourth book in my Edgar Award-winning series of crime novels, has just been named the December winner of the Earphones Award. Audiofile magazine, perhaps the most trusted reviewer of audio books, … Continue reading

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Offering Scarce, Signed First Printing, First Edition Copies of My Mulligan Crime Novels

First edition, first printing copies of the four books in my Edgar Award-winning series of crime novels are quite scarce. Why?  Because my cautious publisher, Forge, printed only 5,000 each (before each of the books went into subsequent editions and … Continue reading

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