Tag Archives: Providence

New Digs For Liam Mulligan, Hero of My Crime Novels

The first four books in my Edgar Award-winning series of crime novels had Liam Mulligan working as an investigative reporter for a dying Providence, R.I. newspaper. The job didn’t pay much, so he lived in a rundown tenement house in … Continue reading

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My TV Interview About “The Dread Line” And What The New Novel Has To Do With The New England Patriots

In this interview with GoLocalTV in Providence, news editor Kate Nagle asks me how the New England Patriots and the murder charges against their former star tight end, Aaron Hernandez, inspired the plot of The Dread Line, the latest in … Continue reading

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How I Made the Transition From Journalist to Crime Novelist

A lot of people think that daily journalism must be a great training ground for novelists. I tell them that, for the most part, it is not. As someone who worked as a news reporter and editor for forty years … Continue reading

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What’s a Mystery Writer to Do When His Hero Loses His Crime-Fighting Job?

A lot of mystery story heroes used to do something else for a living. For example, Robert B. Parker’s series character, Jesse Stone, was a professional baseball player before he became a police chief. Ace Atkins’s Quinn Colson was a … Continue reading

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“A Scourge of Vipers” — Life Imitates Art

  The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has invalidated a 2014 New Jersey law that would have allowed casinos and race tracks to take bets on sporting events. Chris Christie had pushed it through so that the state could … Continue reading

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AudioFile Magazine Review of “A Scourge of Vipers.”

Click here for the AudioFile Magazine review of my most recent hardboiled crime novel, A Scourge of Vipers, and listen free as award-winning book narrator Jeff Woodman reads the first chapter. A Scourge of Vipers by Bruce DeSilva is the … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers.” It’s Blues Legend Magic Dick!

Magic Dick, aka Richard Salwitz, is best known as one of the founding members of the J. Geils Band. His brilliant harmonica playing on unforgettable cuts like “Whammer Jammer”  led The Rolling Stone Record Guide to proclaim him perhaps the … Continue reading

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Buddy And Me: My Farewell to “The Prince of Providence”

Like the city of Providence, I had a complicated relationship with Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr. — the city’s longest-serving mayor, a convicted felon, a brilliant politician, and a charming rogue — who died today of colon-cancer complications at the … 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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“Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers” Now? Mystery Writer Parnell Hall

Veteran mystery writer Parnell Hall is the author of both the Stanley Hastings and the Puzzle Lady mystery series. You can learn more about him and his work here. A Scourge of Vipers by Bruce DeSilva is the fourth in … Continue reading

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