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"The New York Times" and "Suspense Magazine" Both Rave About "A Scourge of Vipers"

The New York Times book review section says this about A Scourge of Vipers, the latest book in my Edgar Award-winning series of hard-boiled crime novels:  The protagonist, Liam Mulligan, is barely holding onto his job at a dying Providence, RI., newspaper, “but until someone actually pulls the plug on this once-scrappy daily, Bruce DeSilva gives his smart and funny investigative sleuth something to live and fight for.” 128 more words

#Writers need to maintain a mental scrapbook

I’ve spent a little while working out how to use the visual media site, Pinterest. Now, reading how others operate on the site, I believe that my method of utilizing the images that I pin may be unusual. 298 more words

Creative Writing

William D. Prystauk's BLOODLETTING: a New, Must-Read Crime Novel with a Fetish/BDSM Twist

Bloodletting by William D. Prystauk

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Denny Bowie, a young investigator for a Chicago law firm, risks everything to return to New York City to prove himself as a private investigator by solving the murder of a fetish photographer, Tommy Heat. 661 more words


Is it really worth attending the London Book Fair?

This is a question that many professional writers will be asking themselves this week. The annual London Book Fair kicks off at Olympia tomorrow and today is the last opportunity to buy discounted entrance tickets online. 477 more words


When what you write creeps you out!

I don’t know if this is really in the “It’s Only Fiction `til It Happens” pocket, but I wrote a scene set in Paris where bad guys cover some money laundering tracks by blowing up an art gallery and killing the people who work there. 301 more words


Reading review - March 2015

Last month I completed five books, though I started six. As is the norm, four of these books were crime novels, and two were in audiobook format. 678 more words


The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler

I’m having a crime sort of moment. Generally I like my crime novels Holmsian and relatively bloodless. Country House murders of the cyanide and tea variety are the kind of tjing I like. 174 more words

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