Patrizia Rinaldi lives and works in Naples, where she was born in 1960. She is the author of numerous works of crime fiction published in Italy. Three, Imperfect Number is her first work to appear in English. 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.
"The Rinaldi thrills us with a transgressive writing full of allusions and puns that make it intriguing" --The Daily Mirror
"There are books that can pull the reader into their world from the first pages; such is the case of Three, Imperfect Number" -- La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno "Rinaldi takes the reader into the heart of Naples, one of the western suburbs dear to her, and into the heart of the characters that fill the scene of the novel." --La Repubblica "A Neapolitan writer, writing blood and full of surprises, a mystery, a Naples with strong color" -- Donna Moderna