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Inspector Cataldo's Criminal Summer Paperback – 15 Mar 2010

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  • Paperback: 221 pages
  • Publisher: HERSILIA PRESS (15 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956379605
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956379603
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.9 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,037,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Something about the tone and style strikes me as being very European, turning away from the Anglo-American style of not only of recent authors writing in English about Italy but also some of the recent cinematic and hard-boiled crime writing in Italian. There are evidently a few other Italian crime writers making their English debuts in upcoming months, and Inspector Cataldo's first case augurs well for what is to follow. -- International Noir Fiction blog

[...] I am so pleased that I've been able to read this book, which certainly has an element of a Father Brown story and a dash of Hercule Poirot, but is distinctive in its own right. The author delivers on all counts: a tight plot which has a satisfying resolution despite a large number of motives and suspects - and indeed, additional murders; a lovely sense of place; and an appealing protagonist. Cataldo is a far cooler customer than his excitable fictional countryman Salvador Montalbano, but is intriguing in his philosophy of life and in his half-revealed past. According to the publisher's website, there are three more Inspector Cataldo novels yet to be translated, and I shall be first in the queue to read them when they are. Iain Halliday has done a lovely job with this book, and I hope he will continue to interpret the rest of the series for English-language readers.
--Petrona crime fiction blog

About the Author

Luigi Guicciardi is from Modena and works full time as a teacher of Italian and Latin. He is the creator of the series with Commissario Cataldo as the main character, which now comprises ten books.

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