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Top Reviewer Names “Rogue Island” One of Year’s Top 5 Debuts.

Oline Cogdill, one of the best mystery reviewers in the country, has named my crime novel, Rogue Island, one of the top five debuts of 2010! Oline writes for the McClatchy newspaper chain and Mystery Scene magazine, and she just … Continue reading

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Veteran Book Reviewer Myles Knapp Loves “Rogue Island.”

Myles Knapp, a book reviewer for several west-coast newspapers, has weighed in with his take on my crime novel, Rogue Island.  Here’s what he has to say: “Longtime newspaper columnist and reporter, now retired, Bruce DeSilva has a debut novel … Continue reading

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The Cleveland Plain Dealer Joins the Chorus of Raves for “Rogue Island”

The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s review of my crime novel, Rogue Island: This fresh, propulsive novel reads more like the work of an old pro than of a newcomer to fiction. Old-school journalist Liam Mulligan knows all the crooks and politicians … Continue reading

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The FOXnews Affiliate in Providence Interviews Me About “Rogue Island”

Either this TV interview just got posted online or I just found it, but in any case, here it is. Please give it a look:

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Giving Each Character In A Novel A Unique Voice

Real people don’t sound alike when they speak, and neither should the characters in a novel. If they do, I stop reading and look for another book. A mobbed-up bookie, an aged ex-fireman, a by-the-book police chief, and a 39-year-old … Continue reading

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Canadian Reviewers Love “Rogue Island,” Hey?

The Winnipeg Free Press and The Toronto star weighed in with glowing reviews of my crime novel, Rogue Island, this weekend. The former called the book “first-rate,” and latter says “DeSilva keeps everything on the boil in absorbing style.” Please … Continue reading

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Check Out My “Men Read” Radio Interview

Author Karl Lenker and bookseller George Scott chat with me about my crime novel, Rogue Island, on their “Men Read” show on Red River Radio.  If you have a little time, give it a listen:

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The Washington Post and The Dallas Morning News Lavish Praise on “Rogue Island”

This week, The Washington Post and The Dallas Morning News, two of the country’s top newspapers, joined the chorus of praise for my crime novel, Rogue Island. Alan Cheuse, who reviewed the book for the the Dallas paper, is an … Continue reading

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Q & A About “Rogue Island” With “Sons Of Sam Spade” Website

Bruce DeSilva discusses the writing of his critically-acclaimed crime novel, “Rogue Island” Continue reading

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Mulligan’s Rogue Island

Mulligan, an investigative reporter at a dying Providence, R.I., newspaper, is the hero of Rogue Island, my new crime novel. This is what the city looks like to him.

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