Italian Mysteries

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Series Translated from Italian

  1. Barbara Baraldi / Stand Alone; Bologna. First and only in English – The Girl with the Crystal Eyes (2010). NoirFeatured image
  2. *** Andrea Camilleri / Inspector Montalbano; Sicily. First —The Shape of Water (2002)/ Latest – The Dance of the Seagull (2013). Noir
  3. Massimo Carlotto / PI Alligator Series; Padua. First – The Columbian Mule (2003)/ Latest – Bandit Love (2010). Noir
  4. *** Gianrico Carofiglio / Attorney Guido Guerrieri; Bari. First — Involuntary Witness (2005)/ Latest — Temporary Perfections (2011). Noir
  5. Donato Carrisi/ Stand Alones. First two in English– The Whisperer (2010)/ The Lost Girls of Rome (2012). Noir
  6. Roberto Costantini / Commissario Michele Balistreri; Rome. First and only – The Deliverance of Evil (2013). NoirFeatured image
  7. *** Maurizio de Giovanni / Commissario Ricciardi; Naples 1931. First – I Will Have Vengeance (2012)/ Latest — Day of the Dead (2014). Noir
  8. Luigi Guicciardi / Inspector Cataldo; fictional town of Giulia. First and only in English – Inspector Cataldo’s Criminal Summer (2011). Noir
  9. Michele Giuttari / Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara; Florence. First — A Florentine Death (2007)/ Latest — The Dark Heart of Florence (2013). Noir
  10. *** Carlo Lucarelli / Inspector Grazia Negro; Bologna. First — Almost Blue (2001). Commissario De Luca Trilogy; final years of WWII. First – Carte Blanche (2006). Noir
  11. Giorgio Scerbanenco/ Dr. Duca Lamberti; Milan. First two in English – A Private Venus (1966)/ Betrayal (1968). Noir
  12. Leonardo Sciascia/ Stand Alones; Sicily. First – Salt in the Wound (1956)/ Last – A Simple Story (2007). Noir
  13. Valerio Varesi / Commissioner Soneri; Parma. First — River of Shadows (2011)/ Latest — Gold, Frankincense and Dust (2013). Noir
  14. Marco Vichi / Inspector Bordelli; Florence 1960’s. First — Death in August (2011)/ Latest — Death in Florence (2013). Noir

Series Written in English

  1. Paul Adam (British) / Gianni Castiglione, maker and restorer of violins; Cremona. First – The Rainaldi Quartet (2004)/ Latest — Paganini’s Ghost (2010). Cozy
  2. Grace Brophy (American) / Commissario Alessandro Cenni; Umbria. First — The Last Enemy (2007)/ Latest — A Deadly Paradise (2008). Noir
  3. Marshal Browne (Australian) / Inspector Anders; Rome. First — The Wooden Leg of Inspector Anders (2001) / Latest — Inspector Anders and the Blood Vendetta (2006). Noir
  4. Simon Buck (British) / Techno Peter White; Rome. First — Library of the Soul (2006)/ Latest — Crypto Da Vinci (2009).
  5. *** Michael Dibdin (British) / Commissioner Aurelio Zen; Rome. First — Ratking (1988)/ Last — End Games (2007). NoirFeatured image
  6. *** Conor Fitzgerald (British) / Commissario Alec Blume; Rome. First — The Dogs of Rome (2010)/ Latest — The Memory Theater (2013). Noir
  7. John Galavan (British)/ Art Theft Kindle Series; Rome and Florence. First — To Roma! To Roma! (2006)/ Latest — Renaissance Women (2012). E-book only. Cozy
  8. Lucretia Grindle (American) / Inspector Allioti; Florence. First — The Killing of Ellis Martin (1993)/ Latest — So Little to Die For (1994). Cozy
  9. *** David Hewson (British) / State Police Detective Nic Costa; all of Italy. First — A Season for the Dead (2003)/ Latest — The Fallen Angel (2011). Noir
  10. Timothy Holme (British) / Commissario Achille Peroni; Verona. First — The Neapolitan Streak (1980)/ Latest — At the Lake of Sudden Death (1987). Cozy
  11. *** Tobias Jones (British) / P.I. Castagnetti; Northern Italy. First – The Salati Case (2009)/ Latest — Death of a Showgirl (2013). Noir
  12. *** Christobel Kent (British)/ PI Sandro Cellini; Florence. First – The Drowning River (2009)/ Latest – A Darkness Descending (2013). Noir
  13. *** Donna Leon (American)/ Commissario Guido Brunetti; Venice. First — Death At La Fenice (1992)/ Latest — Dressed for Death (2014). Cozy
  14. Margaret Moore (British)/ Dr. Ruggiero Girolamo; fictional Tuscany village. First– Tuscan Termination (2006)/ Latest – Tuscan Terror (2009). Cozy
  15. Magdalen Nabb (British) / Marshal Guarnaccia of the Carabinieri; Florence. First — Death of an Englishman (1981)/ Latest — Vita Nuova (2008).Featured image
  16. *** Iain Pears (British) / Art Theft Squad of National Police; Italy. First — The Raphael Affair (1990)/ Latest — The Immaculate Deception (2000). Cozy
  17. Edward Sklepowich (American) / amateur sleuth Urbino MacIntyre; Venice. First — Death in a Serene City (1990)/ Latest — The Veils of Venice (2009). Cozy
  18. Diane A. S. Stuckart (American)/ Leonardo Da Vinci; Milan. First — The Queen’s Gambit (2008)/ Latest — A Bolt from the Blue (2009). Cozy
  19. Timothy Williams (British)/ Commissario Piero Trotti; Northern Italy. First — The Red Citroen (1982)/ Latest — Big Italy (1996). Noir

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