Bruce DeSilva

Bruce DeSilva will sign and discuss A Scourge of Vipers (Forge; $25.99).

Bruce DeSilva worked as a journalist for 40 years before retiring to write crime novels full time. At the Associated Press, he served as the writing coach, responsible for training the wire service's reporters and editors worldwide. Previously, he directed an elite AP department devoted to investigative reporting and other special projects. Earlier in his career, he worked as an investigative reporter and an editor at The Hartford Courant and The Providence Journal.

Stories edited by DeSilva have won virtually every major journalism prize including the Polk Award (twice), the Livingston (twice), the ASNE, and the Batten Medal. He also edited two Pulitzer finalists and helped edit a Pulitzer winner.

He has worked as a consultant on writing and editing at more than 50 newspapers including The New York Times and The Dallas Morning News, and he has been a sought-after speaker at professional journalism gatherings including the National Writers Workshops and the Nieman Foundation. His reviews of crime novels have appeared in The New York Times book review section and continue to be published occasionally by The Associated Press.

His critically acclaimed first novel, Rogue Island, is the winner of the 2011 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

He and his wife Patricia Smith, an award-winning poet, live in Howell, NJ, with their granddaughter Mikaila and an enormous Bernese Mountain Dog named Brady

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Event date: 

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 1:00pm

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2342 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005
A Scourge of Vipers: A Mulligan Novel (Liam Mulligan #4) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765374318
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Published: Forge Books - April 7th, 2015

To solve Rhode Island's budget crisis, the state's colorful governor, Attila the Nun, wants to legalize sports gambling; but her plan has unexpected consequences. Organized crime, professional sports leagues, and others who have a lot to lose--or gain--if gambling is made legal flood the state with money to buy the votes of state legislators.

Liam Mulligan, investigative reporter for "The Providence Dispatch," wants to investigate, but his bottom-feeding corporate bosses at the dying newspaper have no interest in serious reporting. So Mulligan goes rogue, digging into the story on his own time. When a powerful state legislator turns up dead, an out-of-state bag man gets shot, and his cash-stuffed briefcase goes missing, Mulligan finds himself the target of shadowy forces who seek to derail his investigation by destroying his career, his reputation, and perhaps even his life.

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Providence Rag: A Mulligan Novel (Liam Mulligan #3) Cover Image
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Published: Forge Books - March 17th, 2015

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Published: Forge Books - May 14th, 2013

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Rogue Island (Liam Mulligan #1) Cover Image
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Published: Forge Books - June 21st, 2011

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