Tag Archives: Rhode Island

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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An Interview About My New Crime Novel, “The Dread Line”

Brian Feinblum, who runs BookMarketingBuzzBlog, interviewed me about The Dread Line, the latest novel in my Edgar Award-winning series featuring Liam Mulligan. Here is the Q&A, which first appeared on his site. What is your new book about?Since getting fired … Continue reading

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My Interview on PowerTalk Radio

Jim Parisi interviews me about writing and The Dread Line, the latest  in my Edgar Award-winning series of crime novels, on PowerTalk Radio. You can hear it all by clicking here. The Dread Line by Bruce DeSilva is the fifth … Continue reading

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Kirkus Calls “The Dread Line” a Heartfelt Anatomy of Crime & Punishment

Kirkus Reviews, one of the bibles of the publishing industry, calls The Dread Line, the fifth novel in my Edgar Award-winning crime-novel series, “a clear-eyed, heartfelt anatomy of crime and punishment in Rhode Island.” Here’s more of what they had … Continue reading

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“Widowmaker” by Paul Doiron: My Review

Widowmaker, book seven in Paul Doiron’s fine series of crime novels, sends game warden Mike Bowditch deep into the snowbound mountains of northern Maine, where future Olympians train at an exclusive ski academy, military interrogators train at a top-secret installation, … 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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The Great Howard Frank Mosher Reviews “A Scourge of Vipers”

Howard Frank Mosher has long been one of my favorite writers. His novels, including The Great Northern Express, Walking to Gatlinburg, On Kingdom Mountain, and my favorite, Waiting for Teddy Williams, make him the closest thing to Mark Twain we … Continue reading

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The Hypocrisy Surrounding Sports Gambling

This article originally appeared as a guest blog on the Curling Up by the Fire website. I was first introduced to illegal sports gambling by a scruffy guy who made the rounds of the University of Massachusetts dormitories every Thursday … Continue reading

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“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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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers?” Former Providence, R.I., Mayor Buddy Cianci

Look who’s reading A Scourge of Vipers, the new crime novel in my Edgar Award-winning series set in Providence, Rhode Island. It’s former Providence Mayor Vincent A Cianci Jr., better known as “Buddy.” These days, he hosts the most popular … Continue reading

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