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About the AuthorMaurizio de Giovanni's Commissario Riccardi books are bestsellers across Europe, with sales of the series approaching 1 million copies. De Giovanni is also the author of the contemporary Neapolitan thriller, The Crocodile. He lives in Naples with his family.
"Engrossing . . . Colorful, fully drawn characters and several intriguing subplots help propel the plot to a satisfying resolution."--Publishers Weekly on The Bastards of Pizzofalcone
"This series of Italian noir [is] filled with passion and danger that you'd expect from the dark side of Naples."--Inside Hook on Cold for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone
"In de Giovanni's novels, the detective story is just a pretext for exploring society's many facets. He illustrates that Naples is not only made up of camorra and mandolins, but also of the desire for commitment and redemption, for hidden beauties, and the capacity for hospitality and dignity."--Elisabetta Bolondi, Solo Libri
"A thoroughly enjoyable work. If you love Italy or if you just love a solid procedural, look out for Maurizio de Giovanni's books."--Mark Rose, Bookgasm on Cold for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone
"The police characters are flawed, lovable, and believable - you cannot but take to them.... Naples comes through loud and clear in the story."--Tripfiction on Darkness for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone