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Massimo Carlotto

Blues for Outlaw Hearts and Old Whores

Cover: Blues for Outlaw Hearts and Old Whores - Massimo Carlotto

Massimo Carlotto

Blues for Outlaw Hearts and Old Whores

2020, pp. 208, e-Book
ISBN: 9781787702301
Translated by: Will Schutt
Region: Italy
Book collection: World Noir
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The book

International secret police operations, drug trafficking, prostitution, and identity theft set the stage for the eternal struggle between Good and Evil

Acclaimed as one of today’s best noir writers, Massimo Carlotto reaches new heights in the most complex Alligator novel to date, rich with biting humour, humanity, and psychological insight.

Marco Buratti, a.k.a. the Alligator, and his partners have fallen into a trap laid by their worst enemy: Giorgio Pellegrini, a wanted man who has no intention of living as a fugitive and turns police informer.

But something goes wrong: with Pellegrini’s wife and lover in the sights of a team of ruthless sicarios, the Alligator and co. are blackmailed and forced to investigate. But they’ve been framed . . .

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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