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Suburra will be released as a Netflix original series in 2017.

During the final days of Silvio Berlusconi’s reign, a massive development proposal that will turn Ostia into a gambling paradise, a Las Vegas on the Mediterranean, is winding its way through the Italian legislature thanks to the sponsorship of politicians in the pay of crime syndicates with vested interests. In short, it’s business as usual in the Italian capital. But a vicious gang of local thugs loyal to nobody but themselves is insisting on a bigger cut than agreed upon. They argue their case quite convincingly, but the Mafia and their political puppets aren’t likely to back down without a fight.

De Cataldo and Bonini have created a compelling, provocative portrait of contemporary Rome—a city prey to pitiless criminal factions and political opportunism. A fast-paced and atmospheric work of crime fiction, Suburra rivals the best novels by writers such as Denis Lehane, Richard Price, and George Pelecanos, and successful series like The Wire and The Night Of.

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Izzo's ability to describe Marseilles and to make his readers feel the multiracial reality of that city so directly and authentically is fascinating

Andrea Camilleri, author of the bestselling Inspector Montalbano series

Izzo's Marseilles is ravishing. Every street, cafe and house has it's own character

Globe and Mail

Like the best noir writers—and make no mistake, he is among the best — Izzo not only has a keen eye for detail . . . but also digs deep into what makes men weep

Time Out New York

Just as Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy made Los Angeles their very own, so Mr. Izzo has made Marseilles so much more than just another geographical setting

The Economist

The Marseilles trilogy may be the most lyrical hard-boiled writing yet

The Nation

Reading Izzo's novels, you're bound to cry sooner or later

Le Monde

Rich, ambitious, and passionate

Washington Post

Izzo provides another guided tour of the underbelly of Marseilles (so extensive that it seems to swallow the whole city) that's bracing in its wit and velocity

Kirkus (Starred review)

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781609454074

    August 28, 2017

    Europa Editions

    256 pages

    RRP $37.00

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