Tag Archives: Bruce DeSilva

My Review of A New Philip Marlowe Novel Authorized by Chandler’s Estate

Where others have failed, Lawrence Osborne succeeds brilliantly in bringing back legendary private eye Philip Marlowe. He does so largely by sidestepping the temptation to mimic Raymond Chandler’s idiosyncratic style and by making no attempt to recreate the swaggering private … Continue reading

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My Review of “Caribbean Rim” by Randy Wayne White

Caribbean Rim is the 25th Doc Ford crime novel by Randy Wayne White, and I’ve enjoyed most of them; but if this one had been the first, it would probably have also been the last. Check out the text of … Continue reading

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October New England Author Appearance

I’ll be discussing my 5 hardboiled Liam Mulligan crime novels, fielding questions, and signing copies on Wednesday,  Oct 11th, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Queset House, 51 Main Street, North Easton, MA. If you’re in the area, please drop by. Bruce DeSilva’s … Continue reading

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“Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet” — My Review

Since his fiancé Diana was murdered (Debt to Pay, 2016), former pro baseball player turned small town police chief Jesse Stone has spent much of his time pounding a baseball into his glove, staring at his poster of Ozzie Smith, … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? Acclaimed Children’s Author R.L. Stine!

R.L. Stine’s books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide, making him one of the best-selling children’s authors of all time. I snapped this photo of him at a writing conference last fall. You can learn more about him … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? Chicago Bluesman Lil’ Ed!

Lil’ Ed (last name Williams) is the singer-songwriter and guitar-playing frontman for one of the last authentic Chicago blues bands, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials. My wife Patricia and I met him on a Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise … Continue reading

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Forensic Outreach Names Me One of the 50 Top Crime Writers

My thanks to the Forensic Outreach website for naming me one of the 50 top crime writers. I know it’s from 2014 but I hadn’t seen it before. Being included on a list that includes the likes of Lee Child, … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line Now?” Blues Guitar Sensation Damon Fowler!

Damon Fowler is a sensational blues guitarist from Florida who performs solo as well as with fellow guitarist JP Soars and keyboardist Victor Wainwright in a great band named Southern Hospitality. My wife Patricia and I got to meet Damon … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? David Hidalgo of Los Lobos!

David Hidalgo is best know as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist with the group, Los Lobos. He’s also a member of the Los Super Seven and another group, Latin Playboys, that includes several other Los Lobos members. I snapped the … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “The Dread Line” Now? Brilliant Blues Guitarist JP Soars!

JP Soars, who toured with heavy metal bands before coming home to the blues, has a unique playing style. I love his music. You can learn more about him by clicking here. I slapped this photo when my wife Patricia … Continue reading

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