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The Resource Flowers over the inferno, Ilaria Tuti ; translated from the Italian by Ekin Oklap

Flowers over the inferno, Ilaria Tuti ; translated from the Italian by Ekin Oklap

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Flowers over the inferno
Title
Flowers over the inferno
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Ilaria Tuti ; translated from the Italian by Ekin Oklap
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"In a quiet village surrounded by ancient woods and the imposing Italian Alps, a man is found naked with his eyes gouged out. It is the first in a string of gruesome murders. Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, a detective with a background in criminal profiling, is called to investigate. Battaglia is in her mid-sixties, her rank and expertise hard-won from decades of battling for respect in the male-dominated Italian police force. While she's not sure she trusts the young city inspector assigned to assist her, she sees right away that this is no ordinary case: buried deep in these mountains are whispers of a dark and dangerous history, possibly tied to a group of eight-year-old children toward whom the killer seems to gravitate. As Teresa inches closer to the truth, she must also confront the possibility that her body and mind, worn down by age and illness, may fail her before the chase is over"--
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  • /* Starred Review */ Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, an Italian police officer with a background in profiling, is in her mid-60s and battling some serious health issues. She has fought hard to achieve success in her career and does not tolerate incompetence. When a naked male body is discovered in a remote wooded area of the Italian Alps, Teresa heads to the idyllic and insular village of Traven?i, near the Austrian border. The dead man’s eyes have been gouged out. Is this the work of a serial killer? Teresa must figure out what is happening as more bodies appear. She must also train a new detective, who finds it almost impossible to meet her high standards. Their research leads them to appalling deeds from the past that may endanger village children at the local school. This is an impressive debut with a strong sense of place and fascinating characters. Readers will hope that Teresa will have more cases to solve. -- Barbara Bibel (Reviewed 5/17/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 18)
  • /* Starred Review */ Set in Northern Italy, Tuti’s exhilarating debut and series launch introduces Supt. Teresa Battaglia, a tough, solitary woman in her 60s who has earned her place as the head of an all-male homicide team and is keeping her battle with declining health secret from her colleagues. When a middle-aged man’s naked body with its eyes gouged out is found in the densely wooded Dolomite Mountains near the Austrian border, Teresa takes charge of the investigation. An effigy made out of the victim’s bloodied clothing close to the body prompts Teresa to observe, “The effigy is a representation of the killer. He stood here contemplating his work, and wanted us to know...” Other victims follow who are left alive but mutilated. The kidnapping of a baby raises the stakes. Interspersed with the present-day action are horrific chapters set in an Austrian orphanage in 1978 that shed light on the killer’s psychology. Teresa, who must deal with casual and constant sexism in her position of authority, is an unforgettable character readers will want to see a lot more of. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed 03/25/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 12, p)
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10766943
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Tuti, Ilaria
Dewey number
853/.92
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no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
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novels
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Oklap, Ekin
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True
Series statement
Teresa Battaglia and Massimo Marini novels
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0001
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  • Women detectives
  • Murder
  • Italy, Northern
  • Murder
  • Women detectives
  • Italy
  • Italy, Northern
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Flowers over the inferno, Ilaria Tuti ; translated from the Italian by Ekin Oklap
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First published in Italian under the title Fiori sopra l'inferno in 2018
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1048445399
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781641290685
Lccn
2018046491
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1048445399
Label
Flowers over the inferno, Ilaria Tuti ; translated from the Italian by Ekin Oklap
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Italian under the title Fiori sopra l'inferno in 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1048445399
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781641290685
Lccn
2018046491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048445399

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