Blood Curse: The Springtime Of Commissario Ricciardi by Maurizio de GiovanniBlood Curse: The Springtime Of Commissario Ricciardi by Maurizio de Giovanni

Blood Curse: The Springtime Of Commissario Ricciardi

byMaurizio de Giovanni, Donald Andre RumsfieldTranslated byAntony Shugaar

Paperback | May 17, 2013

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Ricciardi has visions. He sees and hears the final seconds in the lives of victims of violent deaths. It is both a gift and a curse. It has helped him become one of the most acute and successful homicide detectives in the Naples police force. But all that horror and suffering has hollowed him out emotionally. He drinks and doesn't sleep. Other than his loyal partner Brigadier Maione he has no friends.Naples, 1931. In a working class apartment in the Sanita' neighborhood an elderly woman by the name of Carmela Calise has been beaten to death. When Ricciardi and Maione arrive at the scene they start asking the neighbors questions. No one wants to talk but slowly a few interesting facts slip out. Carmela Calise was moonlighting as a fortuneteller and moneylender. In her decrepit apartment she would receive clients, among them some of the city's rich and powerful, predicting their futures insuch a way as to manipulate and deceive. If economic ruin lurked in their futures, Calise was happy to help. For a price, of course. She had many enemies, those indebted to her, manipulated by her lies, disappointed by her prophesies or destroyed by her machinations. Murder suspects in this atmospheric thriller abound and Commissario Ricciardi, one of the most original and intriguing investigators in contemporary crime fiction, will have his work cut out for him.
Maurizio de Giovanni lives and works in Naples. In 2005, he won a writing competition for unpublished authors with a short story set in the thirties about Commissario Ricciardi, which was then turned into the first novel of the series. His books have been successfully translated into French, Spanish and German, and are now available in...
Title:Blood Curse: The Springtime Of Commissario RicciardiFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 8.3 × 5.4 × 1 inShipping dimensions:8.3 × 5.4 × 1 inPublished:May 17, 2013Publisher:Europa EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1609451139

ISBN - 13:9781609451134


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