BY MY HAND. A Commissario Ricciardi Mystery. Translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar

New York: Europa Editions, (2011). First edition thus. Paperback. As 1930s Naples prepares for its holiday celebrations, terrible poverty and blinding desperation lurks behind the facade of order and happiness imposed by the fascist regime. In a luxurious beachfront apartment lie the bodies of a facist militia officer and his wife. A statuette of the patron saint of workers lies in pieces on the floor beside them. At the scene of the crime, Commissario Ricciardi, who possesses the dubious gift of being able to see and hear the last seconds of the lives of those who have suffered violent deaths, listens to the enigmatic final words of the fated couple. Accompanied by his faithful partner, Brigadier Raffaele Maione, the Commissario will have to trace a wide and frenetic arc through the streets of Naples in order to uncover the truth behind this grisly murder. Publicity material laid in. A very good plus copy with a fold to the top corner pages, otherwise near fine in the original perfect bound illustrated wrappers, as issued. Two pages of promotional material laid in. Item #14087
ISBN: 9781609452063

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