Tag Archives: Associated Press

My Review of Reed Farrel Coleman’s New “Jesse Stone” Novel

After Robert B. Parker died, his publisher commissioned TV writer Michael Brandman to continue Parker’s series of novels about Jesse Stone, the police chief of mythical Paradise, MA. The three books that followed were utterly forgettable. Now the publisher has … Continue reading

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My Review of James Lee Burke’s “Wayfaring Stranger”

James Lee Burke’s last three novels, Light of the World, Creole Belle, and Feast Day of Fools, were arguably his best. Wayfaring Stranger joins them as one of his most powerful and ambitious novels to date. To read my full … Continue reading

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My Review Of The New Conway Sax Novel by Steve Ulfelder

Steve Ulfelder’s series of thrillers featuring former race car driver Conway Sax is darned good. In fact, the latest book in the series, Wolverine Bros. Freight & Storage, solidifies Ulfelder’s place as one of the finest crime novelists to come … Continue reading

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Notes On A Book Tour From A Tired But Grateful Novelist

Home at last. After twenty-eight days on the road, with fifteen events stretching from New York City in the East to San Francisco in the West, I’m both exhausted from all the travel and grateful for the scores of folks … Continue reading

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The Associated Press and The Providence Journal Rave About “Providence Rag.”

The Associated Press says that with Providence Rag, the new book in my Edgar Award-winning crime series, “DeSilva . . . puts forth tough questions with no straight answers — and delivers another outstanding novel.” And The Providence Journal newspaper calls … Continue reading

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Mystery Novelist Zoë Sharp Interrogates Me About “Providence Rag”

Zoë Sharp interviewed me about Providence Rag, my new Mulligan crime novel, for the blog Murder is Everywhere. Here’s how the conversation went: I’m delighted to have the opportunity this week to do a Q&A with the charming and talented Bruce … Continue reading

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Why Investigative Reporter Liam Mulligan Fears The Future

Like most newspaper professionals these days, Liam Mulligan, a fictional investigative reporter at The Providence Dispatch, fears the future. The paper’s longtime-owners, a group of wealthy Rhode Island families who have controlled the Dispatch since the Civil War, always ran … Continue reading

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A Visit With the Great Howard Frank Mosher

My wife Patricia Smith and I paid a visit to one of our favorite novelists, Howard Frank Mosher, at his rambling farmhouse in Vermont’s remote Northeast Kingdom this week. Howard and his wife Phillis were perfect hosts, treating us to … Continue reading

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“Mystery Girl” by David Gordon is Dark and Stylish

David Gordon’s literary novels are not only mysteries but explorations of the nature of storytelling. My Associated Press review of his latest, Mystery Girl, says in part: The novel explores not only storytelling but also issues of faith, personal identity, … Continue reading

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A Review of Sara Gran’s Dark New Crime Novel

Sara Gran’s new crime novel, Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway, takes noir to dark places rarely seen since Jim Thompson and David Goodis were writing a half-century ago. For my Associated Press review of this quirky and ambitious novel, please click here.

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