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In his dark and fetid prison cell, serial killer Daniele de Robertis plans his retribution. The betrayals he has suffered haunt his dreams until, one night, he escapes.In a small, beautiful village in the Tuscan countryside a prominent lawyer and his wife are murdered. As the police inspect the scene they find nine terrifying photographs: nine women, slaughtered.It is FlorIn his dark and fetid prison cell, serial killer Daniele de Robertis plans his retribution. The betrayals he has suffered haunt his dreams until, one night, he escapes.In a small, beautiful village in the Tuscan countryside a prominent lawyer and his wife are murdered. As the police inspect the scene they find nine terrifying photographs: nine women, slaughtered.It is Florentine Police Chief Michele Ferrara's worst nightmare: a case involving the untouchable men and women at the top of Italian society, a dark and powerful cult which knows no bounds, and mounting victims. Amongst a web of obsession, manipulation and violence, Ferrara must face his demons.Death Under a Tuscan Sun is an incredibly gripping and atmospheric work of detective fiction, written with incomparable authenticity by former Florentine police chief Michele Giuttari....

Title : Death Under A Tuscan Sun
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ISBN : 9781408706008
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 406 Pages
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Death Under A Tuscan Sun Reviews

  • Sam
    2018-12-27 16:25

    When I first saw this on the shelf at the bookshop, I uhmed and ahhed about whether to get it but since it was 3 for £5 it found its way into my basket. And I am so glad it did. I wasn't that convinced when I started reading it as Giuttari's experience as a detective in Italy meant that the writing was packed with details of the frustrating justice system and the barriers faced by Police Chief Michele Ferrara. But as the story progressed I was sucked in and before I knew it, I was hooked. The story is slow to build (that could be partly due to this being translated from Italian, I bet it sounds nicer in Italian too) but as it rolls along you can't help but find yourself rooting for Ferrara as he faces corruption and scandal on a grand scale and has to find a way to bring some of Italy's most powerful men to justice. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Florence the ugliness of the crimes Ferrara finds himself uncovering are all the more dramatic and show that even in one of the most beautiful and cultured cities in the world, there is always a dark heart somewhere. An excellent read and an author I'm definitely going to look out for in future.

  • Karen Bartlett
    2019-01-07 10:20

    Translated from Italian, this comes from one of the leading crime writers in Italy, himself a former Chief of Florentine police, and so writes with a high degree of authenticity.A successful lawyer and his wife are found murdered in their Tuscan villa, along with a folder containing photos of women who seem to have been murdered during some sort of satanic/sexual rituals. Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara of the Florentine Squadra Mobile is investigating the case, and soon realises that his efforts are being hindered by someone higher up than him, and that many wealthy and influential Italian's are caught up in the dark and powerful cult that is at work here. A great page-turning thriller, made even more appealing to me purely because of the setting.

  • Abi
    2018-12-17 11:28

    Ridiculous.

  • Leigh
    2018-12-20 10:25

    Couldn't get past the first few chapters, I found them so dreary.

  • Jane Crampton
    2018-12-30 14:19

    I love Michele Giuttari he is a wonderful writer. His experience as a police officer shines from the pages and gives great depth to his characters and plots. This book is not a disappointment, it is fast paced, a real page turner.

  • Tracy
    2019-01-02 09:28

    Slow to get started, but once it did it became un-put-downable. I did think at one point I would not be able to stick with this book, as it was a VERY slow starter. I am glad that I did though, because once it got going (which for me was not until a third of the way through) it was an exciting, dramatic and interesting read. It has a hint of Dan Brown, with the theme of secret societies, sacrificial murders, people in power abusing their status. However, the details of the murders are brief as are details of the secret society.It does read as though the author wanted to get too much into the plot which resulted in skimming over some areas with not enough detail. There were a few too many characters for me to keep track of and new ones kept being introduced. Also, you can tell it is written by somebody who has worked in the police/justice departments in Italy as there is a lot of presumed knowledge. All of that being said, I would recommend it to readers who enjoy a good thriller and I will be looking out for other books by the same author.

  • Peta-Dee Rawlinson
    2018-12-21 14:15

    As always Michele Giuttari doesn't disappoint. Firstly I couldn't wait to read it, then I couldn't wait to get to the end to find out what happened and now I'm gutted that I've finished it. A sign of a good author and a very good storyline I think.

  • Callum Clement
    2019-01-12 15:19

    Murder, mystery, Mafia & all tied together with doses of black magic & esotericism. Ferrara tries his best to solve the crimes, despite obstacles being put in his way by his corrupt superiors. Another classic of the genre, told by a classic author of the genre.

  • Martina Lennon
    2018-12-28 16:08

    Excellent.

  • Lee-anne Mager
    2018-12-18 14:27

    absolutely fantastic read! even the gory bits.

  • Phyllida
    2018-12-30 08:01

    This was one of the best so far and I am not sure where the series will go from here if it continues. The new translator is far better than the one who translated the first five books.