I Will Have Vengeance

I Will Have Vengeance

The Winter of Commissario Ricciardi

Book - 2012
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In 1930s fascist Naples, the enigmatic Commissario Ricciardi investigates the brutal murder of an infamous tenor, a case that is marked by the assistance of a loyal colleague and Ricciardi's own secrets.
Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, c2012.
ISBN: 9781609450946
1609450949
Branch Call Number: MF DE GIOVANNI, MAURIZIO
Characteristics: 216 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Appel, Anne Milano

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ifhy010
Sep 12, 2016

Really enjoyed the story, although I prefer De Giovanni's Crocodile book and detective to this one. Nevertheless expertly written and entertaining.

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patrickmay
Jun 28, 2016

With the skill of a master storyteller, Maurizio de Giovanni draws us into the world of Commissario Ricciardi, one of the most intriguing characters ever created in crime literature. Ricciardi belongs to the distinguished list of fictional detectives like Christie's Poirot, Dexter's Morse, and Mankell's Wallander.

AuntJane Apr 04, 2016

The Commissario has an unusual ability to see the final moments of peoples lives, which, while an emotional burden, helps him solve crimes. There are some awkward sentences I'll attribute to the translation, but otherwise a good, suspenseful read. I enjoyed reading and learning about the opera. This is mystery Noir, this is not a Donna Leon type book...

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PushpakKarnick
Feb 21, 2016

Please find my review at http://echoes-empty-mind.blogspot.com/2016/02/book-review-i-will-have-vengeance-by.html.

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lovemybranch
Aug 09, 2015

Stopped reading after first few pages: it seemed both boring and bombastic.

I don't think it comes anywhere near Donna Leon's writing, from prose style to characters.

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michaeladulettres
May 21, 2014

Donna Leon fans will probably enjoy Commissario Ricciardi even though he doesn't eat nearly as well as Brunetti!

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