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Black Run

Black Run

Author: Antonio Manzini
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062310062
Pages: 272
Year: 2015-04-28
Already an international hit, a sly, sizzling mystery—the first in a sensational crime series—set in the Italian Alps, reminiscent of the works of Andrea Camilleri, D. A. Mishani, Donna Leon, and Henning Mankell. Getting into serious trouble with the wrong people, deputy prefect of police Rocco Schiavone is exiled to Aosta, a small, touristy alpine town far from his beloved Rome. The sophisticated and crotchety Roman despises mountains, snow, and the provincial locals as much as he disdains his superiors and their petty rules. But he loves solving crimes. When a mangled body has been discovered on a ski run above Champoluc, Rocco immediately faces his first challenge—identifying the victim, a complex procedure complicated by his ignorance of the customs, dialect, and history of his new home. Proud and undaunted, Rocco makes his way among the ski runs, mountain huts, and aerial tramways, meeting ski instructors, Alpine guides, the hardworking, enigmatic folk of Aosta, and a few beautiful locals eager to give him a warm welcome. It won't be easy, this mountain life, especially with a corpse or two in the mix. But then there's nothing that makes Rocco feel more at home than an investigation. An insightful observer of human nature, Antonio Manzini writes with sly humor and a dash of irony, and introduces an irresistible hero—a fascinating blend of swagger, machismo, and vulnerability—in a colorful and atmospheric crime mystery series that is European crime fiction at its best.
Pista nera

Pista nera

Author: Antonio Manzini
Publisher: Sellerio Editore srl
ISBN: 8838930287
Pages: 288
Year: 2013-01-31T00:00:00+01:00
Un vicequestore nato e cresciuto a Trastevere, che odia lo sci, le montagne, la neve e il freddo viene trasferito ad Aosta. Rocco Schiavone ha combinato qualcosa di grosso per meritare un esilio come questo. È un poliziotto corrotto, ama la bella vita. È violento, sarcastico nel senso più romanesco di esserlo, saccente, infedele, maleducato con le donne, cinico con tutto e chiunque, e odia il suo lavoro. Però ha talento. Una rilettura della tradizione del giallo all’italiana, capace di coniugare lo sguardo dolente del neorealismo e la risata sfrontata di una commedia di avanspettacolo.
Out of Season

Out of Season

Author: Antonio Manzini
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062696505
Pages: 352
Year: 2018-10-02
A clever, engaging third novel in the Rocco Schiavone mystery series from bestselling Italian author, Antonio Manzini, following the dashing deputy police chief who confronts his most riveting case ever. It’s the bitterly cold spring season in alpine Aosta, and a girl has been kidnapped. Chiara Berguet, daughter of the owners of a local construction firm, was targeted thanks to the sizeable debt her parents owe. But like many a best-laid plan, a blown tire causes the crime to go haywire as the kidnappers’ van skids off the road and crashes into a pair of larch trees. Both the driver and his accomplice die on impact, leaving the girl in the back, gagged and bound and unable to break herself free. Meanwhile Rocco Schiavone wakes to find himself in Anna’s apartment. She’s the best friend of his girlfriend Nora, and memories of the night before, a heated evening with Anna, return to him. As he sneaks out, he sees the first few snowstorm clouds of the spring season move across the sky, an ominous reference that something is off. If trouble at home and a case of kidnapping weren’t enough, Rocco will eventually have to contend with Enzo Baiocchi. Rocco was the one who sent Enzo to prison, and in the process killed Enzo’s brother. Having just escaped from prison, Enzo is heading north with a newly purchased revolver and, clearly, revenge on his mind. And when an unfortunate incident of mistaken identity makes Enzo’s act of revenge even more fiendish, it also presents a gruesome scene for Rocco to discover on his return home.
Adam's Rib

Adam's Rib

Author: Antonio Manzini
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062354698
Pages: 320
Year: 2016-08-02
From the bestselling author of Black Run comes Antonio Manzini’s mesmerizing second mystery novel featuring detective Rocco Schiavone. Six months after being exiled from his beloved Rome, Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone has settled into a routine in the cold, quiet, chronically backward alpine town of Aosta: an espresso at home, breakfast in the piazza, and a morning joint in his office. A little self-medication helps Rocco deal with the morons that almost exclusively comprise the local force. Especially on a day like today. It’s his girlfriend’s birthday (if you could call her that; in his mind, Rocco’s only faithful to his late wife), he has no gift—and he’s about to stumble upon a corpse. It begins when a maid reports a burglary in Aosta. But there’s no sign of forced entry, and after Rocco picks the lock, he notices something off about the carefully ransacked rooms. That’s when he finds the body: a woman, the maid’s employer, left hanging after a grisly suicide. Or is it? Rocco’s intuition tells him the scene has been staged. In other words, it’s murder—a pain in the ass of the highest order. In this stylish international mystery, Antonio Manzini further establishes Rocco Schiavone as one of the most acerbic, complicated, and entertaining antiheroes crime fiction has seen in years.
Non è stagione

Non è stagione

Author: Antonio Manzini
Publisher: Sellerio Editore srl
ISBN: 8838933278
Pages: 173
Year: 2015-01-12T00:00:00+01:00
Dopo Pista nera e La costola di Adamo ritorna il vicequestore Rocco Schiavone. Torna il racconto dell’Italia di oggi dalle quattro pareti di una questura di montagna. Tra nordici e meridionali, cittadini e paesani, vittime e carnefici. Una rilettura della tradizione del giallo all’italiana, capace di coniugare crimine e passione, lo sguardo più dolente e la risata più sfrontata.
Castore e Polluce

Castore e Polluce

Author: Antonio Manzini
Publisher: Sellerio Editore srl
ISBN: 883893651X
Pages: 45
Year: 2017-03-10T00:00:00+01:00
Una vetta valdostana ha inghiottito per sempre uno scalatore: Rocco Schiavone, il poliziotto romano creato da Antonio Manzini con un cuore tenero sotto strati di scuro, deve salire dove mai vorrebbe per vedere la montagna assassina. Il racconto 'Castore e Polluce' (38 pagine) è tratto dall'antologia 'Turisti in giallo' (Sellerio 2015).
The Yellow World

The Yellow World

Author: Albert Espinosa
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345538110
Pages: 176
Year: 2014-09-16
A sensational memoir with all the emotional power of The Fault in Our Stars, The Yellow World is the story of cancer and survival that has moved and inspired readers around the world. My heroes don’t wear red capes. They wear red bands. Albert Espinosa never wanted to write a book about cancer—so he didn’t. Instead, he shares his most touching, funny, tragic, and happy memories in the hopes that others, healthy and sick alike, can draw the same strength and vitality from them. At thirteen, Espinosa was diagnosed with cancer, and he spent the next ten years in and out of hospitals, undergoing one daunting procedure after another, starting with the amputation of his left leg. After going on to lose a lung and half of his liver, he was finally declared cancer-free. Only then did he realize that the one thing sadder than dying is not knowing how to live. In this rich and rewarding book, Espinosa takes us into what he calls “the yellow world,” a place where fear loses its meaning; where strangers become, for a moment, your greatest allies; and where the lessons you learn will nourish you for the rest of your life. U.K. praise for The Yellow World “With its uplifting message and simple philosophy, [The Yellow World] has the makings of a spiritual classic.”—The Sunday Times “[An] energetic rush of a book . . . that shines with comedy and grace.”—The Independent “Heartwarming . . . the book everyone’s talking about.”—Mail on Sunday
Domina

Domina

Author: L.S. Hilton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399184333
Pages: 320
Year: 2017-07-11
In this riveting sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Maestra, femme fatale Judith Rashleigh once again leads readers into the mesmerizing and dangerous underworld of Europe’s glamorous elite. Since opening her own art gallery in Venice, Judith Rashleigh—now Elisabeth Teerlinc—can finally stop running. She’s got the paycheck, lifestyle, and wardrobe she always dreamed of, not to mention the interest of a Russian billionaire. But when a chance encounter in Ibiza leads to a corpse that is, for once, not her own doing, she finds her life is back on the line—and she’s more alone than ever. It seems Judith’s become involved with more than just one stolen painting, and there is someone else willing to kill for what’s theirs. From St. Moritz to Serbia, Judith again finds herself maneuvering the strange landscapes of wealth, but this time there’s far more than her reputation at stake. How far will Rage take Judith? Far enough to escape death? The second installment in an unforgettable trilogy, Domina is the next sexy, ruthless, and decadent thriller from mastermind L. S. Hilton, and an adventure that will push Judith further than even she imagined she could go. From the Hardcover edition.
Rocco va in vacanza

Rocco va in vacanza

Author: Antonio Manzini
Publisher: Sellerio Editore srl
ISBN: 8838934215
Pages: 38
Year: 2015-07-30T00:00:00+02:00
Rocco Schiavone, il triste tenebroso di Antonio Manzini, scopre un piccolo ributtante intrigo sul volo per le vacanze e rischia di provocare, con l’aria che tira, un grosso guaio. Il racconto 'Rocco va in vacanza' (38 pagine) è tratto dall'antologia 'Vacanze in giallo' (Sellerio 2014).
Crimini

Crimini

Author: Niccolò Ammaniti, Andrea Camilleri, Massimo Carlotto
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 319
Year: 2008
Italy's best crime writers present nine gripping, often darkly humorous short stories with setting ranging from Milan to Palermo by way of Rome and even Guadeloupe. The mafia is not just Sicilian but also Albanian, Croatian, and Chinese.
Cinque indagini romane per Rocco Schiavone

Cinque indagini romane per Rocco Schiavone

Author: Antonio Manzini
Publisher: Sellerio Editore srl
ISBN: 8838934630
Pages: 256
Year: 2016-01-28T00:00:00+01:00
Questi cinque racconti sono stati pubblicati per la prima volta in altrettante raccolte a tema di autori vari pubblicate dal 2012 in poi da Sellerio. Protagonista il vicequestore Rocco Schiavone, un personaggio fuori dagli schemi: scontroso, irritabile, trasgressivo al limite del lecito, ma con un senso della giustizia tutto suo. Una rilettura della tradizione del giallo all’italiana, capace di coniugare lo sguardo dolente del neorealismo e la risata sfrontata di una commedia di avanspettacolo.
The Trail to Buddha's Mirror

The Trail to Buddha's Mirror

Author: Don Winslow
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453206221
Pages: 300
Year: 2010-12-14
The popular mystery from New York Times bestselling author Don Winslow—now available as an ebook Book two of the Neal Carey mystery series: PI Neal Carey is back on the hunt—this time on a chase across the back alleys and backwoods of China in pursuit of a missing scientist and his beautiful mistress After a case gone bad, all PI Neal Carey wants to do is drop off the face of the earth. Instead, he’s asked to travel halfway around the world in pursuit of an AWOL scientist who’s taken a lucrative chemical formula to China. When Carey learns the scientist has fallen in love and shacked up with a beautiful woman, he figures he’ll solve the case in no time. But in the twisting streets of Hong Kong and vast reaches of China’s wilderness, Carey finds secrets that run deeper than a simple love affair—secrets that threaten to once again tear his life apart. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Don Winslow, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Game for Five

Game for Five

Author: Marco Malvaldi
Publisher: Europa Editions UK
ISBN: 1609452194
Pages: 144
Year: 2014-04-10
At the Bar Lume, in a small seaside town where everyone knows everyone else, barman Massimo and four old-timers pass the time, between hands of cards and shots of coffee, chatting, arguing and theorising about the murder of a young woman in their town. When her body is found stuffed in a bin, the girl's lifestyle has everyone thinking her death must have something to do with the world of drug trafficking and dangerous sex she inhabited. The group of old friends at the Bar Lume begin to pull the case apart, forcing barman Massimo into the role of amateur sleuth.
Orfani bianchi

Orfani bianchi

Author: Antonio Manzini
Publisher: Chiarelettere
ISBN: 8861908845
Pages: 256
Year: 2016-10-20T00:00:00+02:00
«Solo Manzini è davvero all’altezza.» Antonio D’Orrico - Corriere della Sera “Volevo misurarmi con un personaggio femminile. Una donna unica con una vita difficile che per trovare un angolo di serenità è pronta a sacrifici immensi. Mia nonna stava morendo, io guardavo Maria che le faceva compagnia e veniva da un paesino della Romania. E mi domandavo: quanto costa rinunciare alla propria famiglia per badare a quella degli altri?” Antonio Manzini Mirta è una giovane donna moldava trapiantata a Roma in cerca di lavoro. Alle spalle si è lasciata un mondo di miseria e sofferenza, e soprattutto Ilie, il suo bambino, tutto quello che ha di bello e le dà sostegno in questa vita di nuovi sacrifici e umiliazioni. Per primo Nunzio, poi la signora Mazzanti, “che si era spenta una notte di dicembre, sotto Natale, ma la famiglia non aveva rinunciato all’albero ai regali e al panettone”, poi Olivia e adesso Eleonora. Tutte persone vinte dall’esistenza e dagli anni, spesso abbandonate dai loro stessi familiari. Ad accudirle c’è lei, Mirta, che non le conosce ma le accompagna alla morte condividendo con loro un’intimità fatta di cure e piccole attenzioni quotidiane. Ecco quello che siamo, sembra dirci Manzini in questo romanzo sorprendente e rivelatore con al centro un personaggio femminile di grande forza e bellezza, in lotta contro un destino spietato, il suo, che non le dà tregua, e quello delle persone che deve accudire, sole e votate alla fine. “Nella disperazione siamo uguali” dice Eleonora, ricca e con alle spalle una vita di bellezza, a Mirta, protesa con tutte le energie di cui dispone a costruirsi un futuro di serenità per sé e per il figlio, nell'ultimo, intenso e contraddittorio rapporto fra due donne che, sole e in fondo al barile, finiscono per somigliarsi. Dagli occhi e dalle parole di Mirta il ritratto di una società che sembra non conoscere più la tenerezza. Una storia contemporanea, commovente e vera, comune a tante famiglie italiane raccontata da Manzini con sapienza narrativa non senza una vena di grottesco e di ironia, quella che già conosciamo, e che riesce a strapparci, anche questa volta, il sorriso.
Death Rites

Death Rites

Author: Alicia Giménez Bartlett
Publisher: Europa Editions Incorporated
ISBN:
Pages: 300
Year: 2008
Petra Delicado, a Barcelona police inspector assigned to a desk job, returns to the homicide department to investigate the rapes of young girls by a serial rapist who only leaves a circular mark on his victims' forearms.