Friday, November 07, 2014

Friday Finds: The Crocodile (Il metodo del coccodrillo)

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

In this week's Friday Finds, I "bumped" into an Italian author and I was glad I did. Today is the day I brought THE CROCODILE home with me. As you are probably aware, I am always on the lookout for anything Italian. The author, Maurizio de Giovanni, who lives and works in Naples is new to me but I'm already liking him. I'm now at page 102 of the fast-paced, suspenseful story. Translated from Italian by Antony Shugaar, the novel was first published in Italy with the title Il metodo del coccodrillo.

Transferred to Naples after a tangle with the Sicilian Mafia, Detective Inspector Giuseppe Lojacono is marking time, waiting out an awkward scandal. But when the bloodied bodies of teenagers start appearing around the city, victims of a sinister killer whom police and locals call the Crocodile, it soon becomes clear to Lojacono that the killings are more than simple Mafia hits, and that the labyrinthine streets of Naples are more deadly than he'd dare to dimagine. Can he catch the beast in time to save the city's innocents?

A bestseller in Italy. The Crocodile is a dark, bloody story of murder and revenge that will grip and thrill you.

Have you read The Crocodile? What are your thoughts?

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