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The eighth entry in Maurizio de Giovanni's internationally bestselling Commissario Ricciardi series.

In the abyss of a profound personal crisis, Commissario Ricciardi feels unable to open himself up to life. He has refused the love of both Enrica and Livia and the friendship of his partner, Maione. Contentment for Ricciardi proves as elusive as clues to the latest crime he has been asked to investigate.

The beautiful, haughty Bianca, countess of Roccaspina, pleads with Ricciardi to investigate a homicide that was officially closed months ago. In the tense, charged atmosphere of 1930s Italy, where Benito Mussolini and his fascist thugs monitor the police closely, an unauthorized investigation is grounds for immediate dismissal and possible criminal charges. But Ricciardi's thirst for justice cannot be sated.

A tightly plotted historical noir novel, this eighth installment in the Commissario Ricciardi series is a gripping meditation on revenge and justice in which each character's soul reveals itself to be made of glass.

"The construction of Glass Souls is remarkable. It's like a very sophisticated mosaic in which each protagonist occupies precisely the right amount of space. The powerful rhythm with which the plot develops will surprise readers at every turn."
—La Reppublica

Reviews

Praise for Glass Souls "The construction of Glass Souls is remarkable. It's a very sophisticated mosaic in which each protagonist occupies precisely the right amount of space. The powerful rhythm with which the plot develops will surprise readers at every turn." —La Reppublica  Praise for the Commissario Ricciardi Series "De Giovanni has created one of the most interesting and well-drawn detectives in fiction." —The Daily Beast "Reading a novel by Maurizio de Giovanni is like stepping into a Vittorio De Sica movie." —The New York Times "The author's elegant style ennobles the wretched lives he views with such compassion" —The New York Times Book Review "Impossible to resist" —Crimetime UK "Ricciardi is an intriguing detective." —Library Journal 

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781609454098

    July 15, 2017

    Europa Editions

    424 pages

    RRP $40.00

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Viper
The Bottom Of Your Heart
Darkness For The Bastards Of Pizzofalcone
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By My Hand: Europa Editions
Everyone in Their Place: The Summer of Commissario Ricciardi: Europa Editions
Day of the Dead: The Autumn of Comissario Ricciardi: Europa Editions
Blood Curse: The Springtime of Commissario Ricciardi: Europa Editions

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