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The Resource Blood curse : the springtime of Commissario Ricciardi, Maurizio De Giovanni ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar

Blood curse : the springtime of Commissario Ricciardi, Maurizio De Giovanni ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar

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Blood curse : the springtime of Commissario Ricciardi
Title
Blood curse
Title remainder
the springtime of Commissario Ricciardi
Statement of responsibility
Maurizio De Giovanni ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
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Language
eng
Summary
"Naples, 1931. In a working class apartment in the Sanita' neighborhood an elderly woman by the name of Carmela Calise has been beaten to death. When Ricciardi and Maione arrive at the scene they start asking the neighbors questions. No one wants to talk but slowly a few interesting facts slip out. Carmela Calise was moonlighting as a fortuneteller and moneylender. In her decrepit apartment she would receive clients, among them some of the city's rich and powerful, predicting their futures in such a way as to manipulate and deceive. If economic ruin lurked in their futures, Calise was happy to help. For a price, of course. She had many enemies, those indebted to her, manipulated by her lies, disappointed by her prophesies or destroyed by her machinations. Murder suspects in this atmospheric thriller abound and Commissario Ricciardi, one of the most original and intriguing investigators in contemporary crime fiction, will have his work cut out for him"--Book jacket
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Summary
"Naples, 1931. In a working class apartment in the Sanita' neighborhood an elderly woman by the name of Carmela Calise has been beaten to death. When Ricciardi and Maione arrive at the scene they start asking the neighbors questions. No one wants to talkbut slowly a few interesting facts slip out. Carmela Calise was moonlighting as a fortuneteller and moneylender. In her decrepit apartment she would receive clients, among them some of the city's rich and powerful, predicting their futures in such a way as to manipulate and deceive. If economic ruin lurked in their futures, Calise was happy to help. For a price, of course. She had many enemies, those indebted to her, manipulated by her lies, disappointed by her prophesies or destroyed by her machinations. Murder suspects in this atmospheric thriller abound and Commissario Ricciardi, one of the most original and intriguing investigators in contemporary crime fiction, will have his work cut out for him"--Jacket
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10187245
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1958-
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De Giovanni, Maurizio
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Shugaar, Antony
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True
Series statement
World noir
Series volume
0002
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  • Fortune-tellers
  • Naples (Italy)
  • Police
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
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the springtime of Commissario Ricciardi
Label
Blood curse : the springtime of Commissario Ricciardi, Maurizio De Giovanni ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn814455089
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
343 p.
Isbn
9781609451134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)814455089
Label
Blood curse : the springtime of Commissario Ricciardi, Maurizio De Giovanni ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn814455089
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
343 p.
Isbn
9781609451134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)814455089

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