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Maurizio de Giovanni

Darkness for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone

Cover: Darkness for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone - Maurizio de Giovanni

Maurizio de Giovanni

Darkness for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone

2016, pp. 336, e-Book
ISBN: 9781787700376
Translated by: Antony Shugaar
Region: Italy
Book collection: World Noir
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The book

The second title in de Giovanni’s new series set in contemporary Naples.

A child is kidnapped. A high-class apartment is burgled. The two crimes seem to have no connection at all until Inspector Lojacono, known as “the Chinaman”, starts to investigate.
De Giovanni is one of the most dexterous and successful writers of crime fiction currently working in Italy. His award winning and bestselling novels, all set in Naples, offer a brilliant vision of the criminal underworld and the police that battle it in Europe’s most fabled, atmospheric, dangerous, and lustful city.
The Bastards of Pizzofalcone is a new series set in contemporary Naples that draws inspiration from Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct novels and features a large cast of cops doing battle with ruthless criminals, as well as their own demons.

The RAI-produced TV series based on the novels will be broadcast in Italy in Autumn 2016.

PRAISE FOR THE COMMISSARIO RICCIARDI MYSTERIES:

“A superb historical series.” — The New York Times

“Rich and strange.” — Barry Forshaw in the FT

“The combination of an unusual detective, historical setting and Italian opera was impossible to resist.” — Crimetime.co.uk

“A wonderfully suspenseful novel in which de Giovanni restores life to the cliché of the world-weary detective.” — Kirkus Starred Review

“Fascinating mix of Christie-like whodunit and spooky thriller set in 1931 Naples.” — Shots Magazine

The author

Maurizio de Giovanni
Maurizio de Giovanni’s Commissario Ricciardi books are bestsellers across Europe, with sales of the series approaching 1 million copies. De Giovanni is also the author of the contemporary Neapolitan thriller, The Crocodile. He lives in Naples with his family.

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