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Rhode Island Launch of Bruce DeSilva's New Mystery - Cliff Walk
Thursday, May 24, 2012
7:00 PM-8:15 PM
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Barnard Room (3rd Floor)
Brothels are legal in Rhode Island, and the governor might be taking payoffs to keep it that way...
When Liam Mulligan, a reporter at a dying Providence newspaper, starts asking questions, he's promised free hookers if he minds his own business--and a savage beating if he doesn't. As he investigates, a child's severed arm turns up in a pile of garbage at a pig farm. Then the body of a pornographer is found at the base of Newport's famous Cliff Walk. The web of corruption and murder Mulligan eventually unearths will lead him to question his beliefs about sexual morality and shake his tenuous religious faith. Cliff Walk is the second Mulligan crime novel by Bruce DeSilva, winner of the prestigious Edgar and Macavity Awards. The new novel is at once a hard-boiled mystery and a serious exploration of sex and religion in the age of pornography.
“Smart-ass Mulligan is a masterpiece of irreverence and street savvy.” -- Publishers Weekly
“Bruce DeSilva accomplishes something remarkable: He takes everything we love about the classic hardboiled detective novel and turns it into a story that's fresh, contemporary, yet timeless.” -- Joseph Finder, New York Times best-selling author of Vanished and Buried Secrets.
Bruce DeSilva worked as a journalist for 40 years, including some memorable years spent at the Providence Journal, before retiring to write crime novels full time. In April of 2011, he was awarded the Mystery Writers of America's prestigious Edgar Award in the best first novel category for "Rogue Island." In September 2011, he was awarded the Mystery Writers International's Macavity Award for best debut novel. The book was also a finalist for the Shamus, Barry and Anthony Awards. Cliff Walk is the second in a series of Liam Mulligan mysteries set in Rhode Island.
Discount parking is available at the Providence Hilton Garage, $3 for 3 Hours. Bring your ticket with you for validation at the Circulation Desk.