An Occasional Hell

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An Occasional Hell
Author Randall Silvis
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher The Permanent Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 256 pp
ISBN 1-877946-24-9
OCLC 26674219
813/.54 20
LC Class PS3569.I47235 O28 1993

An Occasional Hell is a crime novel by the American writer Randall Silvis.[1]

Set in 1990s in the lower Monongahela River Valley below Pittsburgh, it tells the story of Ernest DeWalt, a former Chicago private investigator and successful novelist who is now a college professor. DeWalt's new life is interrupted when a philandering colleague, Alex Catanzaro, is killed in a farmland trysting place and his widow asks the former PI for help.[2]


  1. ^ "Randall Silvis, Contemporary Authors Online, Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2008". 
  2. ^ "An Occasional Hell (1993), Publishers Weekly, 1993".