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At the End of a Dull Day

In choosing this as her standout book of 2013, Marina Sofia found this, “Darker than dark, with fiercely black humour and a callous attitude towards its high body count.” The central character, Giorgio Pellegrini, is the quintessential bad boy we love to hate, yet cannot…
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MarinaSofia: Top five books of 2013

Over the last year I’ve read many good crime books – even a few excellent ones – but my final choice for the top five surprised me. They aren’t all books that I’ve awarded an enthusiastic five stars. They weren’t all necessarily my ‘type’ of…
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An introduction to Noir Italiano

Italian noir? Who better to ask for an overview this unique strand of European crime fiction than the expert Omar Gatti, who edits the wonderful website Noir Italiano? We invited him to write a feature explaining Italian noir, so that English-speaking crime fiction lovers can…
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At the End of a Dull Day

Written by Massimo Carlotto — Giorgio Pellegrini has left his life of terrorism and crime behind. Or as far behind as is possible in thoroughly corrupt, amoral modern day Venice.  For eleven years, Giorgio has been the owner of the restaurant La Nena, the trendy place for…
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