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NPR’s Scott MacKay Names “The Dread Line” Among the Best Books of 2016

My thanks to Scott MacKay of Rhode Island’s National Public Radio affiliate for including my latest crime novel, The Dread Line, on the list of his favorite reads in 2016. Scott, a fine reporter and avid reader, had this to … Continue reading

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Year-End Honor for “A Scourge of Vipers”

My thanks to Scott MacKay of the Rhode Island NPR affiliate for including my latest crime novel,  A Scourge of Vipers, on the list of his favorite 2015 books. Scott said in part, “DeSilva shows once again that he is … Continue reading

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The Sad Decline of The Providence Journal, Model for the Fictional Newspaper in My Mulligan Novels.

Liam Mulligan, the protagonist of my Edgar Award-winning crime novels, is an investigative reporter for The Providence Dispatch, a once-great, now dying newspaper in Providence, R.I.  Although The Dispatch is fictional, its decline does resemble what has been happening to … Continue reading

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NPR Reviewer Calls “Providence Rag” A Minor Masterpiece

Scott MacKay, writing for Rhode Island’s National Public Radio affiliate, says this about my new crime novel: “DeSilva is to Providence what James Lee Burke is to New Orleans,” and  Providence Rag is a minor masterpiece.” MINOR masterpiece? How dare … Continue reading

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Touring Providence, The Setting For My Mulligan Crime Novels, With NPR’s Jennifer Ludden

With my new crime novel, Providence Rag, scheduled to be released in two weeks, I am re-posting this edition of NPR’s “Crime in the City.” I got to take public radio correspondent Jennifer Ludden on a  tour of Providence, R.I., … Continue reading

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“Cliff Walk” Makes an NPR Affiliate’s List of the Best Books of 2012!

My thanks to Scott MacKay of Rhode Island’s NPR affiliate for including my latest Mulligan crime novel, Cliff Walk, on his list of the best books of 2012. Check out his list here. Cliff Walk, the sequel to my Edgar … Continue reading

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“Cliff Walk” Featured on NPR’s “Crime in the City” Segment

Today, Liam Mulligan, the hero of my two crime novels, Cliff Walk and Rogue Island, was featured on NPR’s wonderful “Crime in the City” segment. For the uninitiated, the segment features crime novelists taking NPR correspondents on tours of the … Continue reading

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