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Bruce deSilva

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 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.

Awards: Macavity (2011), Edgar (2011)  see all

Genres: Mystery
Liam Mulligan
   1. Rogue Island (2010)
   2. Cliff Walk (2012)
   3. Providence Rag (2014)
   4. A Scourge of Vipers (2015)
   5. The Dread Line (2016)
Books containing stories by Bruce deSilva
Kwik Krimes (2013)
edited by
Otto Penzler
The Mystery Writers (2012)
Interviews and Advice
edited by
Jean Henry Mead

2011 Macavity Award for Best First Novel : Rogue Island
2011 Edgar Award for Best First Novel : Rogue Island

Award nominations
2015 Barry Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Providence Rag
2011 Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel (nominee) : Rogue Island
2011 Barry Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : Rogue Island
2011 Anthony Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : Rogue Island

Bruce deSilva recommends
Double Wide (2017)
(Whip Stark, book 1)
Leo W Banks
"The book is so good that it’s hard to believe it’s a debut novel. Banks crafted his fast-moving plot expertly. The yarn is exceptionally well-written, Banks’s descriptions of the Arizona desert so vivid that you’ll rush to turn up the air conditioner, his portrayals of his colorful characters so memorable that you’ll find yourself wondering what else those who survivedthe tale are up to once you finish the last page."
Koreatown Blues (2016)
Mark Rogers
"Koreatown Blues is a cleverly-plotted hard-boiled novel with crisp, muscular prose, a feverish pace, a vividly-drawn urban setting, and characters so real that Rudy Giuliani would stop and frisk them."
Blessed Are the Dead (2014)
(Gabriella Giovanni Mystery, book 1)
Kristi Belcamino
"... a crime novel so skillfully executed that it's hard to believe it'sher debut ... truly first-rate."

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