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Darkness for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone
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Maurizio de Giovanni's Commissario Ricciardi books are bestsellers across Europe, having sold well over one million copies. He is also the author of the contemporary Neapolitan thriller, The Crocodile (Europa, 2013, Abacus, 2013), and the contemporary Neapolitan series, The Bastards of Pizzofalcone. He lives in Naples with his family. Antony Shugaar is the author of I Lie for a Living and Latitude Zero: Tales of the Equator. For Europa Editions he has translated among others novels by Massimo Carlotto, Stefano Benni, Domenico Starnone, and Carmine Abate.

Reviews

Praise for the Commissario Ricciardi Series
"De Giovanni has created one of the most interesting and well-drawn detectives in fiction."
"The Daily Beast"
"Impossible to resist."
"Crimetime UK"
"Ricciardi is an intriguing detective."
"Library Journal"
"Reading a novel by Maurizio de Giovanni is like stepping into a Vittorio De Sica movie."
"The New York Times"
"The author's elegant style ennobles the wretched lives he views with such compassion."
"The New York Times Book Review""
Praise for the Commissario Ricciardi Series
"De Giovanni has created one of the most interesting and well-drawn detectives in fiction."
The Daily Beast
"Impossible to resist."
Crimetime UK
"Ricciardi is an intriguing detective."
Library Journal
"Reading a novel by Maurizio de Giovanni is like stepping into a Vittorio De Sica movie."
The New York Times
"The author's elegant style ennobles the wretched lives he views with such compassion."
The New York Times Book Review
"[de Giovanni] explores an imperfect and truthful compassion, and finds that fragile place inside the bastards that resists the heavy hand of fated suffering."
Los Angeles Review of Books"
Praise for Darkness 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 Praise for the Commissario Ricciardi Series "De Giovanni has created one of the most interesting and well-drawn detectives in fiction."
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The Daily Beast "Impossible to resist."
--Crimetime UK "Ricciardi is an intriguing detective."
--Library Journal "Reading a novel by Maurizio de Giovanni is like stepping into a Vittorio De Sica movie."
--The New York Times "The author's elegant style ennobles the wretched lives he views with such compassion."
--The New York Times Book Review "[de Giovanni] explores an imperfect and truthful compassion, and finds that fragile place inside the bastards that resists the heavy hand of fated suffering."
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Los Angeles Review of Books

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