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Massimo Carlotto

For All the Gold in the World

Massimo Carlotto

For All the Gold in the World

2016, pp. 192, Paper
ISBN: 9781609453367
Translated by: Antony Shugaar
Region: Italy
Book collection: World Noir
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£ 9.99

The book

A brand new Carlotto, darker than ever...

A robbery goes wrong and ends with a brutal murder. The police investigation turns up nothing. Two years later, Marco Buratti, alias “the Alligator,” is asked to look into the crime and find out who was responsible. Buratti’s employer is young, the youngest client he has ever had; he is only 12 years old, the son of one of the victims. The Alligator senses right from the start that the truth is cloaked, twisted, shocking. Together with his trusted associates, Beniamino Rossini and Max the Memory, he will find himself mixed up in a story of contraband gold and blood vendettas between criminal gangs.
Carlotto once again provides a unique perspective on the criminal and social dynamics that dominate contemporary Italy.

“More than merely hardboiled, his novels are sexy, seedy, cynical and nihilistic, but with moments of idealism.” — London Review of Books

“Carlotto is the reigning king of Mediterranean Noir.” — The Boston Phoenix

“Amoral and unlikeable as he is, Pellegrini will stay in your head long after the book is closed. Carlotto’s Italy is a corrupt place far removed from that of any tourist brochure.” — Euro Crime

The author

Massimo Carlotto
Massimo Carlotto was born in Padua, Italy. In addition to the many titles in his extremely popular “Alligator” series, he is also the author of The Fugitive, Death’s Dark Abyss, Poisonville, Bandit Love, and At the End of a Dull Day. One of Italy’s most popular authors and a major exponent of the Mediterranean Noir novel, Carlotto has been compared with many of the most important American hardboiled crime writers.

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