Book 3 in de Giovanni's bestselling "Bastards of Pizzofalcone" series is set in contemporary Naples during season of cold winds, political hijinks, and murder.
A heinous, double murder in a squalid apartment on the wrong side of town pits Inspector Lojacono, Di Nardo and the rest of the motley collection of cops known as the "bastards" of the Pizzofalcone precinct against their superiors, the press, and the local political hierarchy. Only by bringing the killer to justice can they save their reputations and the department.
De Giovanni is one of the most versatile, prolific, and successful Eurpean mystery in Europe. His award-winning and bestselling novels, all set in Naples, offer a brilliant vision of the criminal underworld and the lives of the cops in Europe's most fabled, atmospheric, dangerous, and lustful city.
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About the AuthorMaurizio de Giovanni's Commissario Ricciardi books are bestsellers across Europe, having sold well over one million copies. De Giovanni is also the author of the contemporary Neapolitan thriller, The Crocodile (Europa, 2013), and the new contemporary Neapolitan series, The Bastards of Pizzofalcone. He lives in Naples with his family. Antony Shugaar's translations for Europa Editions include For Grace Received by Valeria Parrella, Everybody's Right by Paolo Sorrentino, Fabio Bartolomei's Alfa Romeo 1300 and Other Miracles, and Margherita Dolce Vita by Stefano Benni.
Praise for Cold for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone
"The personal stories of the many well-drawn characters, who offer touching vignettes of life in the messy, exuberant city, provide counterpoint to the crime solving. Armchair travelers will be satisfied."--Publishers Weekly
Praise for Maurizio de Giovanni's Commissario Ricciardi series
"Naples in the early 1930s is the setting for Maurizio de Giovanni's Nameless Serenade (World Noir, 397 pages, $18), a series book (translated impressively from the Italian by Antony Shugaar) whose intense opening chapters approach the operatic. [...] These romantic, suspenseful and political strains interweave and resolve in superbly artful fashion." ―Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal
"Love, longing, and loss suffuse [Glass Souls], de Giovanni's elegiac, autumnal eighth Commissario Ricciardi mystery." ―Publishers Weekly
"This is a wonderful series, and I highly recommend it to mystery lovers, as well as historical noir." --Pulp Den
"Reading a novel by Maurizio de Giovanni is like stepping into a Vittorio De Sica movie." ―The New York Times
"De Giovanni has created one of the most interesting and well-drawn detectives in fiction." ―The Daily Beast