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The Library Journal: "a solid series with an intriguing detective"

Date: Oct 22 2013

Commissario Ricciardi, first introduced in I Will Have Vengeance, sees the dead. They talk to him and tell him their thoughts. Ricciardi’s “gift” helps solve crimes, but it isolates him from his colleagues. He can’t burden them with the horror he sees around him every day. Besides, they’d think Ricciardi was crazy. A premise like this could make this novel unreal, but it doesn’t. It’s a well-crafted, ultimately moving crime novel set in 1931 Naples. When an old woman is battered to death, Ricciardi meets all sorts of characters in his search for a killer and a motive. Most of them see him, and the police, as their enemy. VERDICT: This is a solid series with an intriguing detective, and fans will eagerly await the third volume, Everyone in Their Place: The Summer of Commissario Ricciardi, to be published in November.

-David Keymer

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