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Publisher's Summary

Small towns can hide big secrets, but Rocco Schiavone will do whatever it takes to bring them into the light. The second novel in the internationally best-selling series from Italian crime maestro Antonio Manzini.

In an elegant apartment in a chilly Alpine town, a cleaning lady makes a gruesome discovery: the body of her employer hanging from a chandelier in a dark room in an apparent suicide.

Working the case is Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone, banished from his beloved Rome to snowy, small-town Aosta. An incurable cynic, perpetually at war with the world - and the weather - Rocco is unconvinced that Esther killed herself. Armed with his intuition and his inimitable brand of morality, he begins to hunt for a killer. But as he digs deeper into Esther's life, Rocco is increasingly troubled by personal matters: his dissatisfied girlfriend, Nora; the very vocal memory of his deceased wife, Marina; and a score that still needs settling back in Rome.

©2015 Antonio Manzini (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

Praise for the Rocco Schiavone Mysteries:
"At last a detective who's not haunted by personal demons or soaked in booze - but who glories in his job of solving crimes. He would not be out of place in a James Ellroy masterpiece. The tale is deftly told with sharp, cynical dialogue. Let's hear more of Schiavone." ( Daily Mail)
"An Italian detective to rival Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano." ( GQ)
"An arresting murder mystery." ( Monocle)
"Diamond-hard crime writing...this is lacerating stuff." (Barry Forshaw, Financial Times)

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