"Massimo Carlotto has a history as riveting as any novel." —Chicago Tribune
After serving years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit, Massimo Carlotto received a presidential pardon in 1993. The first book he wrote as a free man was The Fugitive telling of his years on the run from a politically motivated murder charge. This gritty tale takes readers from the French underworld to a Mexico besieged by guerilla warfare. Virtually a handbook on how to live life on the lamb, The Fugitive is also a vibrant novel full of vivid underworld characters and breathtaking moments that Carlotto recounts in the cool, lucid prose that has become his trademark.
Massimo Carlotto was born in Padua, Italy. In addition to the many titles in his extremely popular Alligator series, he is also the author of The Fugitive, Death's Dark Abyss, Poisonville, Bandit Love, and the forthcoming At the End of a Dull Day. One of Italy's most popular authors and a major exponent of the Mediterranean Noir novel, Carlotto has been compared with many of the most important American hardboiled crime writers. His novels have been translated into many languages, enjoying enormous success outside of Italy, and several have been made into highly acclaimed films. Author's official Web site (in Italian with English pages) Carlotto on the Mediterranean Noir movement Carlotto on J-C- Izzo Mediterranean Noir "Packs plenty of plot into a slim volume, with space set aside for elaborate northeast Italian meals, musings on women, and plenty of Calvados drinking." - The Daily Beast on The Master of Knots "Carlotto's taut, broody Mediterranean noir is filled with blind corners and savage set pieces." - The New Yorker on At the End of a Dull Day "Beneath the conventions of Continental noir is a remarkable study of corruption and redemption in a world where revenge is best served ice-cold." Kirkus (starred review) on Death's Dark Abyss