Black Run

by Antonio Manzini

Part of the A Rocco Schiavone Mystery Series

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An enthralling murder investigation set in stunning Alpine scenery where the scheming, shrewd, mercenary of a man in command appears to have materialised from the Dark Ages. Don’t be too hasty to make up your mind though, this is a novel that steadily reels you in, the author is quite happy to set you on a crooked path with dead ends and trip hazards along the way. Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone makes you wonder if a particularly devious criminal mind is required in order to catch one, but is there more to him than initially meets the eye? Translated from Italian, its fascinating to see the differences in police procedures, local politics and village life and as you read, you really are transported to another place. This is a fabulously different slice of crime fiction, that just begs to be consumed in one sitting. ~ Liz Robinson

Liz Robinson

Black Run Synopsis

'He'd almost walked right over it when he finally saw it for what it was: a stain of red blood, churned into the white blanket of snow...' After getting on the wrong side of the wrong people in Rome, Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone is exiled to Aosta, a small, touristy alpine town far from the cobbled streets and fritto misto of his beloved city. Rocco's talent for solving crimes is matched only by his disdain for the rules and his eye for a beautiful woman. But when a mangled body is found on the ski slopes, he soon discovers that his Roman sophistication - not to mention his expensive Roman shoes - are of little help in this dangerous and unfamiliar mountain landscape. With blood on the black run, rumours of mafia involvement and a murderer at large, Deputy Police Chief Schiavone is about to find himself skating on very thin ice...

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Black Run Press Reviews

'Diamond-hard crime writing ... this is lacerating stuff'
Barry Forshaw, Financial Times

'An Italian detective to rival Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano'
GQ

'The tale is deftly told with sharp, cynical dialogue. Let's hear more of Schiavone.'
Daily Mail

'An arresting murder mystery'
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ISBN: 9780008119034
Publication date: 28/01/2016
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780008119003
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008119034
Publication date: 28th January 2016
Author: Antonio Manzini
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Antonio Manzini

Antonio Manzini is an actor, screenwriter, director, and the author of two murder mysteries featuring Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone, Black Run is the first of these novels to be translated into English. He lives in Italy.   Author photo © Jerry Bauer    

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