Giorgio Faletti is a former lawyer, advertising agent, race car driver based in Italy. He has been declared the best living Italian writer by Corriere della Sera, the most popular and highest-selling Italian newspaper.
June 2011 Book of the Month. This has an unstoppable plot which hooks you in from the very first page. A serial killer holds New York in his grip. The explosion of a twenty-two storey building, followed by the casual discovery of a letter, lead the police to face up to a dreadful reality: some of New York's buildings were mined at the time of their construction. But which ones? And how many?
June 2010 Debut of the Month. This gem of a thriller was originally published in Italian in 2002 where it sold over 3 million copies (stand aside Dan Brown) and with its complex, pacey and at times rather story you can see why. Set in Monte Carlo it all centres around a killer who uses the local radio station to announce his murderous intentions. It’s a perfect summer read.
1978. Italy has just been shocked by the kidnapping of the politician Aldo Moro by the left-leaning terrorist group the Red Brigades. In Milan, the upper class continues to amuse itself in luxury restaurants, underground clubs, and cabarets. This is Bravo's milieu. Enigmatic and cynical, Bravo makes his living catering to the tastes, fantasies, and fetishes of the wealthy and depraved. When the mysterious Carla enters his life, what begins as a clandestine romance quickly becomes a nightmare that will transform Bravo into a man wanted by the police, by organized crime, and even by the Red Brigades. As the web around him tightens, Bravo will be forced to confront the violence of the times in which he lives as well as his own connections to the political and criminal networks that control contemporary Italy.