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A Death In Tuscany by Michele Giuttari
  

A Death In Tuscany

Part of the Michele Ferrara Series

RRP £8.99

Synopsis

A Death In Tuscany by Michele Giuttari

In the picturesque Tuscan hill town of Scandicci, the body of a girl is discovered. Scantily dressed, she is lying by the edge of the woods. The local police investigate the case - but after a week, they still haven't even identified her, let alone got to the bottom of how she died.Frustrated by the lack of progress, Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara, head of Florence's elite Squadra Mobile, decides to step in. Because toxins were discovered in the girl's body, many assumed that she died of a self-inflicted drugs overdose. But Ferrara quickly realises that the truth is darker than that: he believes that the girl was murdered.And when he delves deeper, there are many aspects to the case that convince Ferrara that the girl's death is part of a sinister conspiracy - a conspiracy that has its roots in the very foundations of Tuscan society...Originally published in Italian as La Loggia Degli Innocenti.

Reviews

The plot is clever and fast-moving, the atmosphere, not surprisingly, authentic * The Times * When you have a former cop who both knows procedure and can craft a suspenseful mystery with intriguing characters, you have something pretty rare. This is the case with Michele Giuttari * Booklist * The plot is intricately woven, with enough gasp-worthy twists to sustain a reader to the end * Financial Times * A Death in Tuscany is not to be devoured in one sitting. Rather it is one of those books one hates to finish * Irish Times * Neat plotting, distinctively Italian characters and a good pace make A Death in Tuscany an enjoyable read, with the added bonus of its Florentine setting * Sunday Telegraph *


About the Author

Michele Giuttari

Michele Giuttari is former head of the Florence Police Force (1995-2003), where he was responsible for re-opening the Monster of Florence case and jailing several key Mafia figures.

Author photo © Jerry Bauer

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Book Info

Publication date

4th June 2009

Author

Michele Giuttari

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780349120089

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