Commissario Ricciardi

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 63 ratings

I Will Have Vengeance Publisher's Summary

Naples, 1931. A bitter wind stalks the city streets, and murder lies at its chilled heart. When Maestro Vezzi, one of the world's greatest tenors, is found brutally murdered in his dressing room at Naples' famous San Carlo theater, the enigmatic and aloof Commissario Ricciardi is called to investigate. Arrogant and bad-tempered, Vezzi was hated by many. But with the livelihoods of the opera at stake, who would have committed such a callous act?

Ricciardi and his loyal colleague Maione are determined to discover the truth, but Ricciardi carries a secret of his own. Will it help him solve this murder?

©2007 Fandango Libri Srl. Translation © 2012 Anne Milano Appel (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • I Will Have Vengeance

    • Commissario Ricciardi, Book 1
    • By: Maurizio de Giovanni
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Naples, 1931. A bitter wind stalks the city streets, and murder lies at its chilled heart. When Maestro Vezzi, one of the world's greatest tenors, is found brutally murdered in his dressing room at Naples' famous San Carlo theater, the enigmatic and aloof Commissario Ricciardi is called to investigate. Arrogant and bad-tempered, Vezzi was hated by many. But with the livelihoods of the opera at stake, who would have committed such a callous act?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Little right, a Lot Wrong

    • By Gabrielle on 03-08-16

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • Blood Curse

    • The Springtime of Commissario Ricciardi
    • By: Maurizio de Giovanni
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Ricciardi has visions. He sees and hears the final seconds in the lives of victims of violent deaths. It is both a gift and a curse. It has helped him become one of the most acute and successful homicide detectives in the Naples police force. But all that horror and suffering has hollowed him out emotionally: He drinks and doesn't sleep. Other than his loyal partner, Brigadier Maione, he has no friends.

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 3

    • Everyone in Their Place: The Summer of Commissario Ricciardi

    • The Commissario Ricciardi Series, Book 3
    • By: Maurizio de Giovanni
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Together with his indefatigable partner, Brigadier Maione, Commissario Ricciardi, a man driven into solitude by his paranormal "gift" of seeing the final seconds in the lives of victims of violent deaths - a talent that also makes him a highly effective investigator - is conducting an investigation into the death of the beautiful and mysterious duchess of Camparino. The duchess' connections to Neapolitan privileged social circles and the local Fascist elite make the case a powder keg waiting to blow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous italian crime story

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-02-16

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 4

    • The Day of the Dead

    • The Autumn of Commissario Ricciardi: The Commissario Ricciardi Series, Book 4
    • By: Maurizio de Giovanni
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Commissario Ricciardi is the undisputed wizard of Neapolitan crime scenes. He solves every crime with an uncanny swiftness that leaves his colleagues dumbfounded. Indeed, there are those who think his abilities are the work of the devil, an unnatural and ungodly gift to be exorcised. And maybe they're right. Ricciardi sees the dead; he sees and hears the final moments in the lives of those who have suffered violent deaths. It may be a talent, or it may be a curse, but it is nonetheless a kind of black magic.

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  • Book 5

    • By My Hand

    • The Christmas of Commissario Ricciardi: The Commissario Ricciardi Series, Book 5
    • By: Maurizio de Giovanni
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    As Naples prepares for its holiday celebrations, behind the facade of order and happiness imposed by the fascist regime lurks terrible poverty and blinding desperation. In a luxurious apartment on the Mergellina beach, the bodies of a fascist militia officer and his wife have been found. The woman's throat has been cut while the man has been stabbed over 60 times. Seemingly, the hands of two separate killers have been at work.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • still good but

    • By fm2 on 08-27-16
    • The Christmas of Commissario Ricciardi: The Commissario Ricciardi Series, Book 5
    • By: Maurizio de Giovanni
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 12-14-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 6

    • Viper

    • No Resurrection for Commissario Ricciardi: Commissario Ricciardi, Book 6
    • By: Maurizio de Giovanni
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Naples, 1932. A week before Easter, springtime offers fragrant temptations to the men and women of Naples - but evil also lurks in the sweet-smelling spring air. At the high-class brothel in the center of town known as Paradiso, Viper, the most famous prostitute of all, is found dead after being suffocated with a pillow. Her last client swears that he left her alive and well. But when her next client arrived, he found her dead. Who killed her and why?

    • No Resurrection for Commissario Ricciardi: Commissario Ricciardi, Book 6
    • By: Maurizio de Giovanni
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 03-03-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 7

    • The Bottom of Your Heart

    • The Inferno for Commissario Ricciardi
    • By: Maurizio de Giovanni
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In the middle of a summer heat wave, as Naples prepares for one of its most important holy days, a renowned surgeon falls to his death from the window of his office. For Commissario Ricciardi and Brigadier Maione, it is the beginning of an investigation that will bring them into contact with the most torrid, conflicting, and enduring of human passions.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Please find a better narrator!

    • By Amazon Customer Sidsel on 02-04-16

    Regular price: $24.47