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About the Author
Maurizio 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 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