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Look Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now. It’s Award-Winning Crime Novelist Gar Anthony Haywood.

Gar Anthony Haywood is the winner of both the Anthony and Shamus Awards. I just finished his 2009 stand-alone novel, Cemetery Road, and it’s terrific. Fine writing, great characters, and a riveting story. I caught up with Gar at a … Continue reading

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“Cliff Walk” Actually Betters “Rogue Island” — Washington Post

The Washington Post review of my new Mulligan crime novel, Cliff Walk, just landed, and it’s a rave. Here’s what the post had to say: I hesitated before I started Bruce DeSilva’s Cliff Walk, eager as I was to read … Continue reading

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Another Rave Review for “Cliff Walk”

Jim Taricani, a veteran newsman in Providence, Rhode Island, where my Mulligan crime novels are set, reviewed my new book for Channel 10 TV.  Here’s what he had to say about Cliff Walk. If you’re a crime novel aficionado, characters … Continue reading

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The Associated Press Raves about Cliff Walk’s Masterful Style

The Associated Press review of my new hardboiled Mulligan crime novel, Cliff Walk, has arrived just in time for publication day — and it’s another rave. Here’s what the news service has to say: In his Edgar Award-winning first novel, … Continue reading

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“Cliff Walk” Satisfies on Every Level, Says The Providence Journal

The Providence Journal, the newspaper in the town where my hardboiled Mulligan crime novels are set, is raving about the new one, Cliff Walk. Here’s what the paper’s review has to say: There’s a lot to be said for an … Continue reading

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A Providence TV Station Interviews Me About “Cliff Walk”

Cliff Walk, my second crime novel featuring Providence, R.I., investigative reporter Liam Mulligan is being published this month, so I was fortunate to have the chance to appear on Providence’s WPRI TV morning program, “The Rhode Show,” to talk about … Continue reading

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An Italian Website Reviews the Italian Edition of “Rogue Island.”

Rogue Island, the title of my first novel, is a pun (a play on “Rhode Island”), so it doesn’t translate into Italian. The Italian edition of the book, just published by a major house in Italy, has been retitled Il … Continue reading

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“Cliff Walk” Review Praises Character and Setting

Kirkus Reviews has weighed in with its review of Cliff Walk, my new Mulligan crime novel. The reviewer says: “The epic, warts-and-all portrait of the city is scathing; ulcer-ridden wiseacre Mulligan (Rogue Island, 2010) is never less than compelling company; … Continue reading

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A Master’s Wise And Practical Writing Advice

Don Fry begins his wise and practical  book of writing advice this way:  “Here’s a radical idea: You can escape your teachers. You can write in ways suited to you, rather than ways you were taught.” In “Writing Your Way,” … Continue reading

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Ken Wishnia’s Filomena Buscarsela: A New Hero For A Culturally Diverse America

Kenneth Wishnia’s heroine is something truly fresh in the sometimes copy-cat crime genre: an Ecuadorian-born New York City flatfoot with a longing for her home country, a jaundiced view of her adopted one, and an unyielding passion not just for justice but for social justice. Continue reading

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