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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (76 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jan Merete Weiss Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When a beautiful college student is found murdered in the catacombs beneath a monastery, Captain Natalia Monte of the Carabinieri is assigned to investigate. Could the killer be a professor the student had been sleeping with? A blind monk who loved her? Or perhaps a member of the brutal Napali criminal organization, the Camorra? As Natalia pursues her investigation, the crime families of Naples go to war over garbage-hauling contracts; and all across the city heaps of trash pile up, uncollected. When one of Natalia’s childhood friends is caught up in the violence, her loyalties are tested, and each move she makes threatens her own life and the lives of those she loves. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Where better to set a noir police procedural than in streets awash in uncollected trash, against a backdrop of smoke rising from Vesuvius? Donna Leon owns Venice, and David Hewson rules Rome. With this formidable debut novel, Weiss lays claim to Naples.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Weiss invests her debut with a plot replete with shocks, her characters—even the minor ones—are drawn with care and come alive as complete beings on the page, and her vivid portrayal of Naples, in its glory and its gloom, is unforgettable…marks the beginning of what promises to be a bright series.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • “Absorbing fiction debut…Weiss renders [Naples’] bustling trattorias and colorful neighborhoods with flair.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Taxes the brain and gives us pause for the future of society…intense and violent read…For all readers who love a complex story fraught with tough decisions about friendship, family loyalties, and justice.”

    Library Journal

  • These Dark Things heralds the arrival of a most promising series. Recommend it, in particular, to fans of Michael Genelin’s Jana Matinova series.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Nancy | 2/14/2014

    " This is the second time that I have tried to read this book. Just could not get into it. Oh well, plenty of other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jane | 1/19/2014

    " I recently visited Naples briefly and came away with a terrible feeling of darkness and evil(which I expressed to everyone who would listen), this story echoed what I felt. It was uncanny...thus the high marks reflect this as well as a great story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Darlene | 1/4/2014

    " You would never want to visit Naples after reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michelle | 1/1/2014

    " This is the first book of a new mystery series set in Naples. While I liked the main characters and their development, I thought the plot could have been stronger. "

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About the Author
Author Jan Merete Weiss

Jan Merete Weiss grew up in Puerto Rico. She studied poetry and painting at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and received a master’s degree from NYU. Her poems have appeared in various literary magazines. She lives in New York, where she lectures at CUNY’s Lehman College.