Tag Archives: Laura Lippman

“My Bookish Ways” Interviews Me About My New Crime Novel, “A Scourge of Vipers”

The following interview first appeared on the My Bookish Ways website: Will you tell us a little about A Scourge of Vipers and what we can expect from Liam Mulligan this time around? The action begins when Rhode Island’s colorful … 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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Why the Hero of My Crime Novels Is a Newspaper Reporter Instead of a Cop or a P.I.

In latest installment of The Big Thrill, the online magazine of the International Thriller Writers organization, I explain why I made the protagonist of my crime novels a newspaper reporter and how I, and many of my colleagues, use the … Continue reading

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“Providence Rag” Featured on Cover of September “Suspense Magazine”

My thanks to the great folks at Suspense Magazine for putting me on the cover this month and for including a fine three-page interview with me about Providence Rag, the third novel in my Edgar Award-winning series featuring Liam Mulligan, … Continue reading

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“Providence Rag” Named One of Ten Best

Publishers Weekly has named my new Mulligan crime novel, Providence Rag, one of the ten best mysteries of the season. It’s an honor to be on the list with the likes of Philip Kerr, Laura Lippman, and Chris Pavone. The … Continue reading

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The Ten Best Crime Novels of 2011

This was a great year for crime fiction, so perhaps it would be better to call these my favorites, rather than the best. Or maybe I should just say that of the ones I’ve read, these are the ten I … Continue reading

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My Review of Laura Lippman’s Fine New Novel

My Associated Press review of Laura Lippman’s fine new novel is overwhelmingly positive, despite the somewhat misleading headline that appears over it in many online and print publications. Although her series character, private detective Tess Monaghan, makes a cameo appearance, … Continue reading

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My Night at the Edgars: The Photos

My daughter Melanie and my granddaughter Mikaila accompanied me to the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Awards Banquet at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan. Below are photographs of the event. (The photos showing Melanie and Mikaila with Rambo’s creator, … Continue reading

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My Night at the Edgars

CriminalElement.com, a website hosted by my publisher, asked me to write a first-person account of my night at the Edgar Awards Banquet.  Here it is. In my imagination, mystery novelists spend long days writing in T-shirts and jeans (or maybe … Continue reading

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My Anthony Award Ballot For Best Crime Novel

I just sent in my Anthony Award ballot for the best crime novel of 2010. You can see my choices below. (Since I’m a potential nominee for best FIRST novel, I’m not revealing my list of candidates for that one.) … Continue reading

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