Category Archives: Italy

The Dark Valley by Valerio Varesi

The Dark Valley by Valerio Varesi translated by Joseph Farrell MacLehose Press/Quercus, 2012 (first published 2005) Commissario Soneri #2 Reviewed at Petrona, May 2012. Advertisements

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Bloodland by Alan Glynn

Bloodland by Alan Glynn Faber & Faber, 2011. Reviewed at Petrona, February 2012.

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Any Human Face by Charles Lambert

Lambert, Charles – ‘Any Human Face’ Paperback: 323 pages (Nov. 2011) Publisher: Picador ISBN: 0330512455 ANY HUMAN FACE is an excellent, well-written novel of suspense (as long as you don’t read the cover words before reading the book!) set in … Continue reading

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Temporary Perfections by Gianrico Carofiglio

Temporary Perfections by Gianrico Carofiglio translated by Anthony Shugaar Bitter Lemon Press 2011 (first published in Italy 2010) Reviewed at Petrona, October 2011.

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Death in August by Marco Vichi

Death in August Marco Vichi Translated by Stephen Sartarelli Hodder & Stoughton, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, September 2011.

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The Track of Sand by Andrea Camilleri

Camilleri, Andrea – ‘The Track of Sand’ (translated by Stephen Sartarelli) Hardback: 320 pages (June 2011) Publisher: Mantle ISBN: 0330507664 The twelfth book in the Inspector Salvo Montalbano series provides just what the eager, regular reader will expect. Montalbano, Inspector … Continue reading

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Drawing Conclusions by Donna Leon

Leon, Donna – ‘Drawing Conclusions’ Hardback: 272 pages (Apr. 2011) Publisher: William Heinemann ISBN: 0434021437 The twentieth novel in the acclaimed series about Venice policeman Commissario Brunetti is enjoyable whether or not you have read any of the previous volumes. … Continue reading

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Blood Sisters by Alessandro Perissinotto

Perissinotto, Alessandro – ‘Blood Sisters’ (translated by Howard Curtis) Paperback: 256 pages (Feb. 2011) Publisher: Hersilia Press ISBN: 0956379610 BLOOD SISTERS, first published in Italy in 2006, is a compelling tale of an unusual investigation and investigator. Anna Pavesi, a … Continue reading

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A Question of Belief by Donna Leon

Leon, Donna – ‘A Question of Belief’ Paperback: 320 pages (Mar. 2011) Publisher: Arrow This latest in Donna Leon’s much-admired series about Venetian Comissario Brunetti is well up to scratch. For the first half of the book, Brunetti and his … Continue reading

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The Girl With the Crystal Eyes by Barbara Baraldi

translated by Judith Forshaw "A seductive serial killer is stalking the streets of Bologna", according to the blurb. If that's your cup of tea, then you might enjoy this novel. The story is about two young women. One of them, … Continue reading

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