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CB McKenzie’s “Burn What Will Burn” — My Review

Burn What Will Burn, Edgar Award win CB McKenzie’s second novel, is a suspenseful, hard-boiled crime yarn filled with well-drawn, quirky characters and written in a tight, literary prose style. You can read my full Associated Press review of the … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “Providence Rag” Now? It’s the Great Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block is one of the finest crime novelists of our time, and I’m fortunate to call him my friend. I snapped this photo of him yesterday at Book ExpoAmerica (BEA) in Manhattan. In a career spanning half a century, … Continue reading

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Coffee With a Canine

Marshal Zeringue, a blogger with a nice literary website, also has a website in which he interviews people, mostly writers, about mornings with their dogs. It’s called “Coffee With a Canine,” and it’s great fun to look at. Recently, he interviewed me … Continue reading

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Views From a Book Tour

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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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“Rogue Island” is “An Exhilarating Mystery” — Harriet Klausner, Genre Go Round Reviews

Here is the text of the review: In Providence, Rhode Island, a serial arsonist is torching the Mount Hope section over the last three months with nine fires and five corpses. Reporter Liam Mulligan wants to catch the murderer who … Continue reading

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I set my new crime novel in Providence, R.I., because . . .

This essay first appeared on a great blog called The Outfit, a collective of Chicago crime writers. When Sean Chercover, author of “Trigger City,” invited me to write something as a guest, I decided to explain why I chose Providence … 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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Four Major Reviews of “Rogue Island, All Raves, Just Landed

Read Rogue Island! Who says so? The Associated Press, The Providence Journal, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Suspense Magazine. Sam Coale, the Wheaton College literature professor who reviewed for The Providence newspaper, where the crime novel is set, said in … Continue reading

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“Rogue Island” Is A Masterly Literary Debut” — Paula LaRocque

Paula Larocque is a legendary writing coach, so her review means a lot to me. You can read it here:

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