Author Bruce DeSilva: The Dread Line

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

6:30 PM-8:15 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All; Book Sale by Brown University Bookstore

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Wed, 2016-09-21 18:30 - 20:15

Since he got fired from his Providence-based newspaper job last year, former investigative reporter Liam Mulligan has been piecing together a new life for himself – one that straddles both sides of the law. He’s getting some part-time work with his friend McCracken’s detective agency. He’s picking up beer money by freelancing for a local news website. And he’s looking after his semi-retired mobster-friend’s bookmaking business. But Mulligan still manages to find trouble – when it isn’t finding him. He’s feuding with a serial-killer cat that leaves its kills on his porch. He’s so obsessed with a baffling jewelry robbery that he can’t let it go. And he’s enraged that someone in town is torturing animals. All of this distracts him from a big case that needs his full attention. The New England Patriots, shaken by murder charges against one of their players have hired Mulligan and McCracken to investigate the background of a college star they are thinking of drafting.At first, the job seems routine, but when they begin asking questions, they get pushback. The player has something to hide – and someone is willing to kill to make sure it remains a secret.

BRUCE DeSILVA spent 41 years as a journalist before writing Rogue Island, his first novel, which won the 2011 Edgar and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel. With this fifth Mulligan novel set in Rhode Island, DeSilva is fast becoming the crime writer to watch!

"With this series, Bruce DeSilva is creating a path through our confusing times, told with a classic style of the master mystery authors whose ranks he’s now joined. “The Dread Line” gives readers a roguish hero who faces the worst of our culture and the worst he can be – and tries to face that all while delivering justice and finding some personal peace. “The Dread Line” does what too many modern novels avoid: it delivers entertainment while taking a stand.” James Grady, author of “Last Days of the Condor”

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