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UPDATED Book Tour Dates for “The Dread Line”

I’ll be touring in September, and possibly part of October, talking to readers and signing copies of The Dread Line. The book is the latest in my Edgar Award-winning series of hardboiled crime novel featuring Liam Mulligan. Please come by … Continue reading

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What If The New England Patriots Hired My Crime Fiction Hero To Investigate Their Next Draft Choice?

In the end, the New England Patriots should consider themselves lucky. What if Aaron Hernandez had felt disrespected at practice one day, stalked out to the parking lot, fetched a handgun, and shot quarterback Tom Brady? Or head coach Bill … Continue reading

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James Grady, One of the Greatest Thriller Writers of All Time, Raves about “The Dread Line”

James Grady, whose novels include Last Days of the Condor and Six Days of the Condor, perhaps the finest thriller ever written, says this about The Dread Line, the new book in my Edgar Award-winning series of crime novels: “With … Continue reading

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Book Tour Schedule for “The Dread Line,” My New Mulligan Crime Novel

I’ll be touring in September, and possibly part of October, talking to readers and signing copies of The Dread Line. The book is the latest in my Edgar Award-winning series of hardboiled crime novel featuring Liam Mulligan. Please come by … 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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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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How My Two Huge Dogs Became Characters in “The Dread Line”

I never intended to make Brady, my big lovable Bernese Mountain dog, and Rondo, my huge goofy mutt, characters in one of my hard-boiled crime novels; but when I write, they are always with me, often sitting on my feet, … Continue reading

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How the Decline of the Newspaper Business Harms Our Democracy and Has Forced My Crime Novel Hero Out of the Investigative Reporter Racket

Six years ago, when I took early retirement from my journalism career to write hard-boiled crime novels, I decided to make my protagonist a newspaper reporter instead of a cop or a private investigator. I had four good reasons. 1) … 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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