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In 1930s fascist Naples, the enigmatic Commissario Ricciardi investigates the brutal murder of an infamous tenor, a case that is marked by the assistance of a loyal colleague and... Read more
In 1930s fascist Naples, the enigmatic Commissario Ricciardi investigates the brutal murder of an infamous tenor, a case that is marked by the assistance of a loyal colleague and Ricciardi's own secrets.
I Will Have Vengeance Paperback edition by Maurizio De Giovanni
Maurizio de Giovanni lives and works in Naples. His Commissario Ricciardi series, of which I Will Have Vengeance is the first, has quickly made him one of Italy's most popular and acclaimed crime authors. Europa Editions has published all five books in the series?Everyone in Their Place, The Day of the Dead, I Will Have Vengeance, Blood Curse, and By My Hand?and the standalone Neapolitan thriller, The Crocodile.
Anne Milano Appel's translation of Stefano Bortolussi's novel Head Above Water was the winner of the 2004 Northern California Book Award for Translation.
It is one week before Easter, 1932. At the high-class brothel known as Paradiso, Viper, the most famous prostitute of all, is found dead, suffocated with a pillow. Her last client swears that when he left her she was alive and well. But when the following client arrived, he found her dead. Who killed her, and why? Commissario Ricciardi has to untangle a complex knot of greed, frustration, and...
In the middle of a Summer heatwave, as Naples prepares for one of its most solemn holy days, a renowned surgeon falls to his death from his office window. For Commissario Ricciardi and Brigadiere Maione, it is the beginning of an investigation that will bring them into contact with the most torrid, conflicting and enduring of human passions. In the world they are about to enter, infidelity appears...
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