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Bruce DeSilva is one of the Edgar Award winning authors from The United States. He is well known for his successful crime fiction books, which have helped him to win several prestigious awards. The other prominent awards won by him other than the Edgar Award include the Macavity Award. The books written by author DeSilva have been listed as finalists on multiple occasions for Anthony, Barry, and Shamus Awards. They have even been translated and published in more than 10 foreign languages worldwide. Apart from the crime fiction novels, DeSilva has also written several short stories which have appeared in a few anthologies like the award winning urban noir series of the Akashic Pres. Author DeSilva has also worked as a reviewer and has given numerous reviews on crime fiction books in the Sunday Book Review, The Strand Magazine, The New York Times, and the Publishers Weekly. The book reviews that he has written for the Associated Press have featured in more than a hundred online and print publications. Before going on to become a novelist, DeSilva used to work as a journalist. He has spent a total of 40 years in this field and was most recently associated as a writing coach with The Associated Press on a worldwide scale. During the earlier days of his career, author DeSilva used to work as an editor. He even used to work as an investigative writer for The Providence Journal and as a national writer for The Hartford Courant.
The stories that author DeSilva has edited have helped him to win almost all the major prizes in journalism such as the Polk Award, the Robert F. Kennedy, the Livingston, Batton Medal, as well as the Ernie Pyle award. Author DeSilva has helped edit a couple of Pulitzer Prize finalists and even a winner of the same award. While working as a consultant, author DeSilva was associated with more than 50 news channel organizations. He has also had a short teaching career in which he used to teach at the Graduate Journalism School at the Columbia University and the Michigan University. DeSilva has also delivered guest lectures at the Nieman Foundation of the Harvard University. At a number of professional gatherings taking place around the city, author DeSilva used to be the most sought after speaker. These included the Bouchercon, the National Writers Workshops, the Thrillerfest, and the Conference of Abroad Writers. Author Bruce DeSilva was born in Taunton, Massachusetts, United States. He spent most of his growing up days in his tiny mill town. From very early in his life he was influenced by the popular written works of some of the famous writers like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and James Ellroy. DeSilva was so much intrigued by the mystery and thriller genre novels that he also wished to become an established crime writer after growing up. He is married Patricia Smith, who is an award winning poet by profession. As of today, author DeSilva lives in Howell, New Jersey, along with his loving wife and a couple of pet dogs. One of them is a huge Bernese Mountain Dog called as Brady and the other one is a loveable mutt known as Rondo. Author DeSilva likes to spend most of his time writing crime novels. Whenever he gets any spare time, he likes to spend them with his wife and dogs.
Fiction, Thrillers, Crime, Sports
Liam Mulligan is as old school as a newspaper man gets. His beat is Providence, Rhode Island, and he knows every street and alley. He knows the priests and prostitutes, the cops and street thugs. He knows the mobsters and politicians–who are pretty much one and the same.
Someone is systematically burning down the neighborhood Mulligan grew up in, people he knows and loves are perishing in the flames, and the public is on the verge of panic. With the whole city of Providence on his back, Mulligan must weed through a wildly colorful array of characters to find the truth.
The books in suggested reading order:
A Scourge of Vipers
The Dread Line