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Naples, 1931. Together with his indefatigable partner Brigadier Maione, Commissario Ricciardi, a man driven into solitude by his paranormal “gift” of seeing the final seconds in the lives of victims of violent deaths—a talent that also makes him a highly effective investigator—is conducting an investigation into the death of the beautiful and mysterious Duchess of Camparino. The duchess’ connections to Neapolitan privileged social circles and the local Fascist elite make the case a powder keg waiting to blow.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Combines a rare setting for a whodunit, Fascist Italy, with a classic fair play puzzle and a highly unusual lead…As intriguing as the mystery is, the book’s strongest appeal is in its convincing portrayal of life under Mussolini, which included government directives to demobilize crime reporters and bar reporting of stories that could have ‘an unhealthy effect on the spirits of the mentally weak.’”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “In the popular field of historical noir featuring gloomy but brilliant detectives, de Giovanni’s series easily stands out as a success. His is a classic detective story built on clues, motive, and character, where political turmoil seasons the plot but doesn’t overwhelm it. An excellent choice for mystery fans and readers of international fiction.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “The combination of an unusual detective, historical setting and Italian opera was impossible to resist.”

    Crimetime.co.uk on I Will Have Vengeance

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

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on The Crocodile

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About the Author

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 In 2005 he won a writing competition for unpublished authors with a short story set in the 1930s about Commissario Ricciardi, which was then turned into the first novel of a series. His books have been successfully translated into French, Spanish, and German and are now available in English.