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River of Shadows

River of Shadows

Introducing Commissario Soneri – Italy’s answer to Inspector Maigret – and shortlisted for the C.W.A. International Dagger, River of Shadows is a brooding, visceral crime novel packed with atmosphere and tension.

“A master storyteller” Barry Forshaw, Independent

A relentless deluge lashes the Po Valley, and the river itself swells beyond its limits. A barge breaks free of its moorings and drifts erratically downstream; when finally it runs aground its seasoned pilot is nowhere to be found.

The following day, an elderly man of the same surname falls from the window of a nearby hospital. Commissario Soneri, scornful of his superiors’ scepticism, is convinced the two incidents are linked. Stonewalled by the bargemen who make their living along the riverbank, he scours the floodplain for clues. As the waters begin to ebb, the river yields up its secrets: tales of past brutality, bitter rivalry and revenge.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 1st September 2011

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781849168663

Reviews

“Gripping . . . A good line in wry humour” Laura Wilson, Guardian
Guardian
“A master storyteller” Barry Forshaw, Independent
Independent
“A rare treat in modern crime fiction” Rosemary Goring, Sunday Herald
Sunday Herald
“An astute analysis of Italy's modern challenges and conflicts” Thea Lenarduzzi, Times Literary Supplement
Times Literary Supplement