Blues for Outlaw Hearts and Old Whores

Massimo Carlotto (Author) Will Schutt (Translator)

Product Details

$17.00  $15.64
World Noir
Publish Date
February 04, 2020
5.2 X 0.7 X 8.2 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Massimo Carlotto was born in Padua, Italy. In addition to the many titles in his extremely popular "Alligator" series, he is also the author of The Fugitive, Death's Dark Abyss, Poisonville, Bandit Love, and At the End of a Dull Day. He is one of Italy's most popular authors and a major exponent of the Mediterranean Noir novel.


Praise for Blues for Outlaw Hearts and Broken Whores

"Gripping...James Ellroy fans will be satisfied."--Publishers Weekly

"A fine read, with good writing and flashes of oblique humor."--Booklist

"A masterpiece...Blues for Outlaw Hearts and Old Whores is Carlotto writing in top form."--Mystery Tribune

"Crime writing this good just has to be read."--NB Magazine

"Carlotto's novels are perfectly balanced, everything moves in the right, often unexpected direction. Sudden turns of events are interspersed with dialogue that reminds of postwar American noir films. [ . . . ] Somewhere up there Raymond Chandler is surely applauding." --La Stampa

"This is Carlotto's toughest novel yet. Its investigation of human feelings and women's suffering reminds of Georges Simenon." --Corriere della Sera

"Carlotto is able to dig all the way into the rotten depths of society, and highlight the scars that disfigure our democracies." --Milano Nera

Praise for Massimo Carlotto's Alligator Mysteries

"Packs plenty of plot into a slim volume, with space set aside for elaborate Northeast Italian meals, musings on women, and plenty of Calvados drinking." --The Daily Beast

"Carlotto's taut, broody Mediterranean noir is filled with blind corners and savage set pieces." --The New Yorker

"Top-notch Mediterranean noir." --Kirkus Reviews

"Full of noir swagger." --The Complete Review

"A lean, taut crime novel." --Publishers Weekly