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Maurizio de Giovanni

Nameless Serenade

Maurizio de Giovanni

Nameless Serenade

2018, pp. 416, e-Book
ISBN: 9781787701496
Translated by: Antony Shugaar
Region: Italy
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The book

A long, rainy, deadly Autumn in Naples.

That Autumn it seemed the rain in Naples would never stop, and Commissario Ricciardi found himself having to face not only a homicide but long-buried feelings that have grown thick roots inside him.
It’s been over fifteen years since Vinnie Sannino left on a ship for America without telling anyone. There Vinnie found fame, success, and wealth as a boxer, becoming the middleweight champion of the world. But that all came to a terrifying halt when his last opponent died in the ring and Vinnie lost his desire to fight.
Now, he’s back in Italy in search of the woman he left behind, Cettina, the love of his life. But Cettina has moved on. She’s now a married woman. Or, she was until recently. Her husband, a wealthy businessman, has been found murdered. There’s no murder weapon to speak of. He was killed with a single blow to the head, not unlike the blow that felled Vinnie’s opponent in the ring on that fateful night in America.

PRAISE FOR THE COMMISSARIO RICCIARDI MYSTERIES

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

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

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

“The construction of Glass Souls is remarkable... The powerful rhythm with which the plot develops will surprise readers at every turn.”—La Repubblica

The author

Maurizio de Giovanni
Maurizio de Giovanni’s Commissario Ricciardi books are bestsellers across Europe, having sold well over one million copies. He is also the author of the contemporary Neapolitan thriller, The Crocodile (Europa, 2013), and the contemporary Neapolitan series, The Bastards of Pizzofalcone. He lives in Naples with his family.

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