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Buddy And Me: My Farewell to “The Prince of Providence”

Like the city of Providence, I had a complicated relationship with Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr. — the city’s longest-serving mayor, a convicted felon, a brilliant politician, and a charming rogue — who died today of colon-cancer complications at the … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers?” Former Providence, R.I., Mayor Buddy Cianci

Look who’s reading A Scourge of Vipers, the new crime novel in my Edgar Award-winning series set in Providence, Rhode Island. It’s former Providence Mayor Vincent A Cianci Jr., better known as “Buddy.” These days, he hosts the most popular … 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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New England Leg Of My Book Tour, April 3-7

The New England portion of the book tour for my new Mulligan crime novel, Providence Rag, kicks off at the Providence Public library tomorrow and ends Monday in Narragansett, R.I.  Check the schedule below for a place near you. Please … Continue reading

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Notorious: My Review of Buddy Cianci’s New Memoir

The last story I wrote for The Providence Journal before I left the paper was an investigation of massive mail-ballot fraud in one of Mayor Buddy Cianci’s reelection campaigns. Now Buddy (who has a brief walk-on in my crime novel, … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “Rogue Island!”

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