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“The Dread Line” Is a Crime Noir Classic — The Providence Journal

The Providence Journal calls The Dread Line, my new hard-boiled Liam Mulligan novel, “a ribald mix of Carl Hiaasen and Elmore Leonard, with a bit of Donald Westlake thrown in for good measure.” The Rhode Island newspaper’s review goes on … Continue reading

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My Interview With Fellow Crime Novelist Timothy Hallinan

I interviewed fellow crime novelist Timothy Hallinan for Crimelandia, the website of Left Coast Crime, a major crime fiction conference where he was recently awarded a coveted Lefty Award. Here’s the text of our conversation: Bruce DeSilva: You have two … Continue reading

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“The Double” By George Pelecanos: My Review

George Pelecanos has long been one of our finest crime novelists. His latest, The Double, is the second in his series featuring Spero Lucas, an Iraq War veteran turned Washington, D.C., private detective. The book is a throwback, hardboiled story … Continue reading

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