ILARIA TUTI lives in Friuli, in the far north-eastern part of Italy. FLOWERS OVER THE INFERNO, the first book in the Teresa Battaglia trilogy, was a Times 'Crime Book of the Month' and a top 10 bestseller on publication in Italy.Her second novel THE SLEEPING NYMPH was published in Italy in May 2019 and became a top 5 bestseller that same week. It will be published in English in summer 2020.
Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, a criminal profile expert, is in her sixties, overweight, lonely, diabetic, full of the ailments of ageing - and delightful. It's rare that such a character enters crime fiction for the first time, and with such gripping impact. - Marcel Berlins, The TimesCreepy and evocative... but what gives this novel particular appeal is the sixty-something central character, whose abrasive manner hides a warm heart - GuardianIf you are looking for a chilling murder mystery set in a landscape so majestic that it takes your breath away and fills your soul, head off to the Alps with the intriguing Detective Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, an Italian police chief who is set to give Tyneside's Vera a run for her money... Exciting, ice-coated, chilling and thrilling - Lancashire Post