The Day of the Dead

Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni


The Commissario is investigating the death of Matteo, a street urchin. 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. Ricciardi's instincts tell him that the dead boy is the victim of a murder. What's worse, his sixth sense is no help to him this time; the scene of the crime is silent...


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Praise for Maurizio de Giovanni " A superb novel" - Library Journal Starred Review "De Giovanni's slashing wit cuts deeply into his cameo portraits of the high and mighty, even as his elegant style ennobles the wretched lives he views with such compassion." - The New York Times Sunday Book Review "In Ricciardi, De Giovanni has created one of the most interesting and well-drawn detectives in fiction, and this book is a real treat that should not be missed by crime lovers."--"The Daily Beast" (Weekly "Hot Read") "In "I Will Have Vengenace" The combination of an unusual detective, historical setting and Italian opera was impossible to resist."--"" "A wonderfully suspenseful novel in which de Giovanni restores life to the cliche of the world-weary detective""--Kirkus Starred Review" "Such detailed images in the novel that will haunt me for a long time to come"--"Books and Writers" "A colorful novel that imparts a strong sense of time and place...there's more than a touch of Agatha Christie in this tale"--"Curious book fans"

Maurizio de Giovanni lives and works in Naples. He is the author of three previous books in the Commissario Ricciardi series, "I Will Have Vengeance, ""Blood Curse," "Everyone in their Place, " and the contemporary Neapolitan thriller, "The Crocodile."

General Fields

  • : 9781609451875
  • : Europa Editions
  • : Europa Editions
  • : 0.448
  • : April 2014
  • : 210mm X 135mm X 27mm
  • : United States
  • : January 2016
  • : books

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  • : Maurizio de Giovanni
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 853.92
  • : 368