Tag Archives: Washington Post

My Review of “Caribbean Rim” by Randy Wayne White

Caribbean Rim is the 25th Doc Ford crime novel by Randy Wayne White, and I’ve enjoyed most of them; but if this one had been the first, it would probably have also been the last. Check out the text of … Continue reading

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Pitch-Perfect Dialogue — My Review of Neely Tucker’s New Crime Novel

Only the Hunted Run is the third Sully Carter novel by Neely Tucker, a veteran Washington Post war correspondent now covering the presidential election for the paper’s Sunday magazine. Unsurprisingly, Tucker’s depiction of how a crack investigative reporter works is … Continue reading

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The Master of Journalistic Mystery Novels Is . . .

I happened across a book review on the “Two Heads Together” website the other day and got quite a surprise. It began this way: “It’s tough when your competition are masters of the trade. Ed McBain and Michael Connelly are … Continue reading

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I Got An Early Tip About A Priest’s Sex Abuse — And I Sat On It.

A few days ago, I wrote a blog post explaining why watching the movie Spotlight, the Oscar-winning film about the investigation of sexual abuse in Boston’s Catholic Church, made me feel guilty. The Washington Post asked me to expand it … 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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“Cliff Walk” Actually Betters “Rogue Island” — Washington Post

The Washington Post review of my new Mulligan crime novel, Cliff Walk, just landed, and it’s a rave. Here’s what the post had to say: I hesitated before I started Bruce DeSilva’s Cliff Walk, eager as I was to read … Continue reading

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The Washington Post and The Dallas Morning News Lavish Praise on “Rogue Island”

This week, The Washington Post and The Dallas Morning News, two of the country’s top newspapers, joined the chorus of praise for my crime novel, Rogue Island. Alan Cheuse, who reviewed the book for the the Dallas paper, is an … Continue reading

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