Commissario Trotti

6 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

Black August Publisher's Summary

The fourth book in Timothy Williams' critically acclaimed Commissario Trotti series, originally published in the 1980s.

When a brutally battered corpse with a disfigured face turns out to be an old friend of Commissario Trotti's, he joins the manhunt, despite objections from his superiors. In 2011, Timothy Williams was selected by the UK's Observer as one of the top 10 modern European crime novelists because of his work on this long out-of-print series, which Soho is excited to bring back into print in this attractive new package.

Commissario Trotti of Italy's Polizia di Stato is called to the scene of a brutal murder. Despite the badly disfigured face on the corpse, Trotti recognizes it as schoolteacher Rosanna Belloni, an old friend. His superiors warn him off the case, but Trotti is determined to hunt down the killer. First he must find Rosanna's missing sister, a known drug addict. But the deeper he digs, the more questions he is forced to ask himself. Is a recent, unexplained suicide in the River Po connected with the murder? Where does the discovery of a car dredged up from the Delta fit in?

Faced with a seemingly unsolvable mystery, Trotti must also grapple with obstructive colleagues and the problems arising in his private life.

With its brilliantly realized Italian setting, subtle plotting and fine characterization, Black August is a must-have addition to Timothy Williams's critically acclaimed Trotti series.

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  • Book 1

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  • Book 4

    • Black August

    • A Commissario Trotti Mystery
    • By: Timothy Williams
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Commissario Trotti of Italy's Polizia di Stato is called to the scene of a brutal murder. Despite the badly disfigured face on the corpse, Trotti recognizes it as schoolteacher Rosanna Belloni, an old friend. His superiors warn him off the case, but Trotti is determined to hunt down the killer. First he must find Rosanna's missing sister, a known drug addict. But the deeper he digs, the more questions he is forced to ask himself. Is a recent, unexplained suicide in the River Po connected with the murder?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed feelings

    • By John S. on 06-18-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

    • Big Italy

    • A Commissario Trotti Mystery
    • By: Timothy Williams
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    After what seems like several lifetimes as a policeman, Commissario Trotti can't wait to retire to the villa he jointly owns with his cousin, where his biggest concern will be keeping track of his chickens. But things keep getting in the way of his plans. Like Fabrizio Bassi, for instance.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • NOT a stand alone!

    • By John S. on 05-07-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 6

    • The Second Day of the Renaissance

    • By: Timothy Williams
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After decades as a commissario in his city on the River Po, Piero Trotti has retired. But his newfound peace is brief. An old friend calls him to Siena to give him urgent news: a known hit man has returned to Italy to kill Trotti. The former inspector must admit that he isn't entirely undeserving, as his mistaken accusations and failed gambles have cost innocent lives in the course of his investigations.

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