In this fourth instalment of the Commissario Ricciardi series, the Commissario is investigating the death of Matteo, one of the many street urchins who live hand-to-mouth in the dark alleys of 1930s Naples. Commissario Ricciardi solves every crime with an uncanny swiftness that leaves his colleagues dumbfounded. Indeed, there are those who think his abilities are an ungodly gift to be exorcised. And maybe they’re right: Ricciardi sees and hears the final moments in the lives of those who have suffered violent deaths. Talent or curse, it is nonetheless a kind of black magic. Sometimes, however, even black magic isn’t enough. While the Neapolitans celebrate the week of the dead, Ricciardi’s instincts tell him that the dead boy is the victim of a murder, but the authorities want to avoid any sign that things are not as they ought to be in Naples. What’s worse, his sixth sense is no help to him this time; the scene of the crime is silent, still, not a word or even a scream from the dead.
Publication date: 10/04/2014
Publisher: Europa Editions
|Publication date:||10th April 2014|
|Author:||Maurizio de Giovanni|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,|
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 In 2005, he won a writing competition for unpublished authors with a short story set in the thirties about Commissario Ricciardi, which was then turned into the first novel of the series.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 English for the first time.More About Maurizio de Giovanni