Tag Archives: sports gambling

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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The Real-Life Inspiration for My New Crime Novel, “A Scourge of Vipers”

Editor’s note:  This article originally appeared in The Rap Sheet, a website devoted to crime fiction. One morning a couple of years ago, I poured myself a cup of coffee, opened my New York Times, and spotted a story about … Continue reading

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The Hero of “A Scourge of Vipers,” and Why I Feel Such a Strong Personal Bond with Him

This blog entry about Liam Mulligan, the protagonist in my series of hardboiled crime novels, first appeared on the Lesa’s Book Critiques website: The last time I saw Bruce DeSilva was at the Poisoned Pen book store in 2010. So, … Continue reading

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“Publishers Weekly” Names “A Scourge of Vipers” A Pick of the Week

Publishers Weekly, the bible of the book-publishing biz, just named my latest hard-boiled crime novel, A Scourge of Vipers, one of its “picks of the week” for April 6. I’m honored to be named in the same breath with the … 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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Interview About “A Scourge of Vipers,” The New Novel In My Edgar Award-Winning Series

BookMarket Buzz Blog, one of the top online sites for talk about new books, interviewed me about A Scourge of Vipers, the latest crime novel in my Edgar Award-winning series featuring Liam Mulligan, an investigative reporter for a dying newspaper … 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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