Tag Archives: hard-boiled

“Providence Rag” Now Available in Trade Paperback Edition

Providence Rag, the third book in my Edgar Award-winning series of hard-boiled Mulligan crime novels, is now available in a trade paperback edition. The fourth, A Scourge of Vipers, which has already scored starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Library … Continue reading

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A Starred Review From “Publisher’s Weekly” for “A Scourge of Vipers.”

Publishers Weekly, the bible of the publishing industry, has given a starred review to my latest crime novel, A Scourge of Vipers.  It’s the second starred review for the book, which previously scored one from the Library Journal. The review … Continue reading

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Appearing at Bouchercon

I’ll be appearing at the huge Bouchercon crime fiction conference at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 4-7.  If you’re in town, please come by to see me. I’ll be speaking on a panel at 2 … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now! It’s Novelist Peter Straub

Peter Straub is a poet, essayist and short story writer, but he is most famous for his 17 novels, many of them in the horror genre. His works include the best-selling Ghost Story which Stephen King called one of the … Continue reading

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Another Great Review for “Cliff Walk.”

“A good one from start to finish,” Kevin Tipple says of my new Mulligan crime novel, Cliff Walk. You can read his review on his website, “Kevin’s Corner.” The novel has been getting great reviews all over, including starred reviews … Continue reading

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune calls “Cliff Walk” a Winner.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune weighs in with another rave review for Cliff Walk. Here’s what they have to say: Bruce DeSilva’s first mystery, Rogue Island, won last year’s Edgar Award for best first novel, and if there’s a prize for best … Continue reading

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My Review of “Trespasser” by Paul Doiron

Paul Doiron was an Edgar Award finalist for his first crime novel. The sequel, Trespasser is even better. Once again, the protagonist is a Maine game warden named Mike Bowditch. And once again, the writing is superb, the story is … Continue reading

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Trade Paperback Edition of “Rogue Island” Now on Sale

The trade paperback edition of my Edgar Award-winning crime novel, Rogue Island, is now on sale.  I really like the cover. It’s a lot different from the hardcover, although I liked that one too. The cover price is $14.99, but … Continue reading

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How Do You Write a Great Hardboiled Novel? The Late, Great Robert B. Parker Gave Me an Earful of Advice

Twenty-six years ago, long before I’d written my first crime novel, I had a long conversation with the great Robert B. Parker and got an earful about how it’s done. I thought a lot about that conversation last night after … Continue reading

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