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A cold death : a Rocco Schiavone mystery
A cold death : a Rocco Schiavone mystery
Manzini, Antonio, 1964-2016
Small towns can hide big secrets, but Rocco Schiavone will do whatever it takes to bring them into the light. 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.
Main title:
A cold death : a Rocco Schiavone mystery / Antonio Manzini ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar.
London : 4th Estate, 2016.©2016
304 pages ; 20 cm.
Series title:
"Originally published as La costola di Adamo in Italy in 2015 by Sellerio Editore, Palermo." --Title page verso.
9780008124335 (paperback)
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryFiction CrimeMANZAvailable
Hampton LibraryFiction CrimeMANZAvailable