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A Quiet Death in Italy

A Quiet Death in Italy

Author(s): Tom Benjamin

Location(s): Bologna

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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Bologna: city of secrets, suspicion… and murder

A dark and atmospheric crime thriller set in the beautiful Italian city of Bologna, perfect for fans of Donna Leon, Michael Dibdin and Philip Gwynne Jones.

When the body of a radical protestor is found floating in one of Bologna’s underground canals, it seems that most of the city is ready to blame the usual suspects: the police.

But when private investigator Daniel Leicester, son-in-law to the former chief of police, receives a call from the dead man’s lover, he follows a trail that begins in the 1970s and leads all the way to the rotten heart of the present-day political establishment.

Beneath the beauty of the city, Bologna has a dark underside, and English detective Daniel must unravel a web of secrets, deceit and corruption – before he is caught in it himself.

Tom Benjamin’s gripping debut transports you to the ancient and mysterious Italian city less travelled: Bologna.

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Author: tripfiction

Bologna never seems to get a real look-in on the tourist trail around Italy. People travel through on the high speed trains to Florence, Pisa, Rome and further South and often don’t give a...

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