I had some serious doubts about this one. Not a big fan of reporter based crime stories but wow was I wrong. And the narrator does a simply sup..Show More »erb job as well. This may (I hope) be the first book in a great series, and a welcome addition to my authors list now that we have lost Robert Parker's Spenser series. Give "Rogue Island" a try, if you like really good mystery/crime with characters that are pretty well developed, this is for you
BUT.... don't start this series with this book as wonderful as it is. Nope, start with its predecessor, Rogue Island. You'll totally thank me. They ju..Show More »st fit together so well and explain the living and dead cast members. OK, Ciff Walk can stand on its own bottom, but the beauty of Audible is that few books go out of print so we can enjoy Bruce DeSilva's imaginative growth. And Jeff Woodman' fascinating talent as an actor and creator. DiSilva is as good as any mystery writer... and better than most.
DiSilva plays and teases with moral ambiguities and conundrums. His ensemble fit together, and his plotting fits together like the legendary stones of Machu Pichu. Treat yourself to this series...
Providence Rag rocked, it ranks right up there in my top 10. Book 3 of the Mulligan series did not disappoint, you do not need to read the first 2 to ..Show More »enjoy this book, it makes reference to the previous books but it is a novel all on its own.
I think you would need to be a truly hard-core Mulligan fan to enjoy this, and, even then, you have to admit that the book is the least of the three. ..Show More »It may be fiction, but it has the feel of reporting with really good Providence accents. The only gags that make you chuckle are from the first two books, like Attila the Nun, the mayor of Providence. Otherwise, it reads like straight reporting with an attempt to be funny, which fails more often than it succeeds.
I'm afraid this series has now run its course. The plot depends on too many unlikely devices such as the local police chief who can be bribed to disc..Show More »lose information In exchange for a Cuban cigar, accommodating Mafiosi, and the ridiculous premise that the protagonist newspaper man has become a bookie and crusading private investigator.