The Crocodile

by Maurizio de Giovanni

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The Crocodile Synopsis

Transferred to Naples after a tangle with the Sicilian Mafia, Detective Inspector Giuseppe Lojacono feels that he's marking time, waiting out an awkward scandal. But when the bloodied bodies of teenagers start appearing around the city, victims of a strange and sinister killer whom police and locals take to calling The Crocodile, it soon becomes clear to Lojacono that the killings are more than simple Mafia hits, and that the labyrinthine streets of Naples are more deadly than he'd dared imagine. Can he catch the assassin in time to save the city's innocents?

The Crocodile Press Reviews

'This novel is a perfect killing machine of flesh, bone, blood and cartilage. The story of the Crocodile will make you tremble to your very soul -- Donato Carrisi, internationally bestselling author of The Whisperer The Naples we are plunged into in de Giovanni's vivid and astringent novel is a phantasmagoric place ... [The novel is] rich and strange' -- Barry Forshaw Financial Times


'Intriguing ... De Giovanni's tale is fast-paced' -- Julian Fleming Sunday Business Post


'Engaging and emotional, The Crocodile is a memorable take on revenge'-- Sydney Morning Herald

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ISBN: 9780349138893
Publication date: 14/08/2014
Publisher: Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780349138893
Publication date: 14th August 2014
Author: Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Maurizio de Giovanni

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 In 2005, he won a writing competition for unpublished authors with a short story set in the thirties about Commissario Ricciardi, which was then turned into the first novel of the series.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.

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