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The Monster of Florence Paperback – 25 Jun 2009
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"The only thing that stops it being the perfect crime novel is that there's no resolution... There have been many books published on the subject before... but this new book is one of the best... a gripping read" (Tobias Jones, Observer)
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"A gripping read" (The Times) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
'The fascinating story unfolds with memorable characters and dizzying plot twists that could come off as far-fetched if the book was fictional ... the two collaborators skillfully weave the narratives back and forth to create, at times, a razor's edge of tension' --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Product description
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However, 0* for Amazon service. This book was sent with others in damaged packaging in a damaged and filthy state. It also smelt like it had been standing in a second hand bookshop for some years. A complaint to Amazon has not produced a reply.
I recommend it wholeheartedly.
Deep in its beautiful countryside, it also brought us the Monster of Florence, a serial killer on the loose since the sixties and the multiple killer of at least 16 young people.
The two authors were intrigued enough to try to investigate each murder and to learn the identity of the killer. That they, too, like several other local men, finished up in prison accused of - more or less - being the Monstro or, at worst, aiding and abetting him whilst hindering the investigation, shows only too well how utterly beffuddled were the Italian authorities. (It indicates the general attitude of the authorities that, even as certain suspects were in prison accused of these crimes, the killings continued - but the initial suspects were not released until much later!)
The book is very well researched and the authors have created a thorough investigation which reads well - certainly well enough for the reader to want to learn whodunnit. Alas and it's no secret, the case continues though the killings have stopped.
The truth is out there but it would seem that is where it will stay. Regrettably, some of those incompetent authorities are still in office and it does not auger well for the outcome of a very well publicized killing in that area recently, that one of the leading men is in charge of that procedural investigation.
The Monster of Florence could well be dead now. Certainly the killings stopped at a time when one likely suspect was released without trial for that crime and has since disappeared.Read more ›
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Absolutely excellent. Must be one of the best books that I have ever read, couldn't put it down.Published 8 months ago by Dolly dimple
I had ever heard of this case and this book had me gripped from start to finish. It is also a damning indictment of the Italian legislative and judicial system. Read morePublished 12 months ago by David Cotter
excellent book very well written holds your attention with every chapter Denis LehanePublished 14 months ago by Denis Lehane
This details the true story of the 'Monster of Florence' serial killings in the Tuscan countryside around Florence from a period of 1974 until 1985, although there was also an... Read morePublished 14 months ago by John M
Good reading inspired to the real story of the Monster of Florence! The authors had to endure a lot of bullying from the Italian authorities due to their interest in the case!Published 15 months ago by Ginevra