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Independent: Viper featured in round-up of international crime

Date: Apr 21 2015

Crime in translation round-up: Pack your passport for some murder and mayhem

To warmer climes. Italy lags in the international crime stakes at present, but there are glimmers, such as Maurizio de Giovanni, whose Commissario Ricciardi series – the latest is Viper (Europa, £10.99, trans. Antony Shugaar) – has proved reliable. The death of the upscale prostitute Viper sets Ricciardi his knottiest problem, and Naples here is a phantasmagoric locale.