I Will Have Vengeance: The Winter of Commissario Ricciardi

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Europa Editions, 2012 - Fiction - 216 pages
8 Reviews
Naples, March 1931: a bitter wind stalks the city streets, and murder lies at its chilled heart. As one of the world s greatest tenors, Maestro Vezzi, is found brutally murdered in his dressing room at Naples famous San Carlo Theatre, the enigmatic and aloof Commissario Ricciardi is called in to investigate. Arrogant and bad-tempered, Vezzi was hated by many, but with the livelihoods of the opera at stake, who would have committed this callous act? Ricciardi, along with his loyal colleague, Maione, is determined to discover the truth. But Ricciardi carries his own secret: will it help him solve this murder?

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Review: I Will Have Vengeance (Commissario Ricciardi #1)

User Review  - William - Goodreads

I'm a fan of Italian mysteries, so this one was a disappointment. Set in 1931, it reads as if it were written then, too (when it actually dates to 2007)and the translation seemed a bit wooden to me ... Read full review

Review: I Will Have Vengeance (Commissario Ricciardi #1)

User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

Loved Ricciardi, especially his ability to see dead people. It's a curse that both illuminates and obscures his investigation. I also liked the relationship between Ricciardi and his subordinate, Maione. I tolerated the Opera plot just fine, but look forward to reading others in the series. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Maurizio de Giovanni lives and works in Naples. In 2005, he won a writing competition for unpublished authors with a short story set in the thirties about Commissario Ricciardi, which was then turned into the first novel of the series.. His books have been successfully translated into French, Spanish and German, and are now available in English.

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