Bruce DeSilva discusses Cliff Walk: A Liam Mulligan Mystery

EVENT:  Bruce DeSilva appears for his latest Liam Mulligan novel Cliff Walk.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Bruce DeSilva spent 41 Years as a journalist before writing Rogue Island, his first novel, which won the 2011 Edgar Award for Best First Novel and the 2011 Macavity Award for best debut.  Formerly the Associated Press’ writing coach, responsible for training AP journalists worldwide, Bruce is now a Master’s Thesis Advisor at the Columbia University School of Journalism.  Bruce and his wife, the poet Patricia Smith, live in Howell, New Jersey, with their granddaughter, Mikaila, and two enormous canines, a Bernese Mountain Dog named Brady and a mutt named Rondo.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Prostitution has been legal in Rhode Island for more than a decade; Liam Mulligan, an old-school investigative reporter at dying Providence Newspaper, suspects the Governor has been taking payoffs to keep it that way.  But this isn’t the only story making headlines; a child’s severed arm is discovered in a pile of garbage at a pig farm.  Then the body of an internet pornographer is found sprawled on the rocks at the base of Newport’s famous Cliff Walk.

At first, the killings seem random, but as Mulligan keeps digging into the state’s thriving sex business, strange connections emerge.  Promised free sex with hookers if he minds his own business and a beating if he doesn’t, Mulligan enlists Thanks-Dad, the newspaper publisher’s son, and Attila the Nun, the state’s colorful Attorney General, in his quest for the truth.  What Mulligan learns will lead him to question his beliefs about sexual morality, shake his tenuous religious faith, and leave him wondering who his real friends are.

Cliff Walk is at once a hard-boiled mystery and an exploration of sex and religion in the age of pornography.  Written with the unique and powerful voice that won Bruce an Edgar Award for Best First Novel, Cliff Walk lifts Liam Mulligan into the pantheon of great suspense heroes and is a giant leap for the career of Bruce DeSilva.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $24.99 includes One Hardcover of Cliff Walk, One Stamped Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed), it's your choice, for the same Price.  Seating is Limited to 40 People.  If you'd like to pick-up your Admission Package at this Event, choose In-Store Pick-Up as your Shipping Option and add in the Order Comments Field that you would like At-Event Pick-Up.  Your Order will be held under your name at the Sales & Service Counter. 

EVENT FORMAT:  Bruce DeSilva will discuss his new Book Cliff Walk and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows his Presentation.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops
2706 W 53rd Street
66205 Fairway
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