Friday, November 05, 2010

Coffee with a canine: Bruce DeSilva & Brady

This weekend's featured duo at Coffee with a Canine: Bruce DeSilva and Brady.

DeSilva, on how they were united:
I’d had dogs all my life until our family moved into a no-dogs-allowed apartment in Tarrytown, NY, about ten years ago. When we finally bought a house in a suburban New Jersey town in the summer of 2009, the very next thing we went shopping for was a Bernese Mountain Dog. Many years ago, in another life, I raised Border Collies; but my wife, the poet Patricia Smith, had fallen in love with Berners after watching them at dog shows. We bought Brady from a fine breeder in Arkansas. From...[read on]
Among the early praise for Rogue Island:
Rogue Island is a tense, terrific thriller and a remarkably assured debut from Bruce DeSilva, an author to watch.
--Dennis Lehane, best-selling author of Mystic River and Shutter Island

The Rhode Island of Bruce DeSilva’s imagination is a claustrophobic little state where everyone knows your name, secrets are hard to keep, and corruption has ruled since the first colonial governor dined with Captain Kidd. In this vivid landscape peopled by colorful mobsters, brutal cops and sleazy politicians, a droll hero named Mulligan fights long odds to find a measure of justice. Rogue Island is a stunning debut in the noir tradition.
--Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author of Long Lost and Hold Tight

Rogue Island is a blast! Writing with genuine authority, a dose of cynical humor and a squinting eye on the world, Bruce DeSilva delivers a newspaper story that ranks with the best of them.
--Michael Connelly, best-selling author of the Harry Bosch crime novels

Bruce DeSilva puts it all out there: a gripping plot, memorable characters, and terrific writing. Rogue Island is a stunning debut, and DeSilva is a writer to watch.
--Alafair Burke, author of 212
Read an excerpt from Rogue Island, and learn more about the book and author at Bruce DeSilva's website and blog.

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Read--Coffee with a Canine: Bruce DeSilva and Brady.

--Marshal Zeringue