Manzini, Antonio Black Run

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Black Run

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Already an international hit, a sly, sizzling mystery – the first in a sensational crime series – set in the Italian Alps, reminiscent of the works of Andrea Camilleri, D. A. Mishani, Donna Leon, and Henning Mankell

Having got on the wrong side of the wrong people, deputy prefect of police Rocco Schiavone is exiled to Aosta, a small alpine town. The sophisticated and crotchety Roman is not best pleased – he despises mountains, snow, and the provincial locals as much as he disdains his superiors and their petty rules. But he loves solving crimes…

And when a mangled body is discovered on a piste, Rocco faces his first challenge —identifying the victim, a procedure complicated by his ignorance of the customs, dialect, and history of his new home. Undaunted, Rocco explores the ski runs, mountain huts, and aerial tramways, meeting ski instructors, Alpine guides and the hardworking, enigmatic inhabitants of Aosta, amongst them a few beautiful locals eager to give him a particularly warm welcome.

It won’t be easy, this mountain life, especially with a corpse or two in the mix. But then there’s nothing that makes Rocco feel more at home than an investigation.

An insightful observer of human nature, Antonio Manzini writes with sly humour and a dash of irony, and introduces an irresistible hero — a fascinating blend of swagger, machismo, and vulnerability— in a colorful and atmospheric crime mystery series that is European crime fiction at its best.

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Already an international hit, a sly, sizzling mystery set in the Italian Alps, the first in a sensational crime series.

The dark flanks of the Alps tower over everything. Wind whistles through the fir trees. An expanse of ice and snow with no end in sight. A growing stain. A mess of flesh and blood. A corpse buried six inches under the snow.

Enter Rocco Schiavone, Deputy Police Chief and a man who has more beautiful women in his bed than sensible shoes under it. He’s stuck in this backwards Alpine town after getting on the wrong side of the wrong people and longs for the fritto misto, cobbled streets and lucky breaks of his beloved Rome. He hates this place and the provincial locals almost as much as his superiors for their petty rules and for exiling him here. On top of that, he’s got a body to deal with and this mangled corpse is “a pain in the ass, number 10 on the scale, summa cum laude”…

There is blood on the black run and nothing to identify the victim but a tattoo of Luisa Pec, owner of a bar popular with the locals and a pair of blue eyes popular with Rocco. Was it a crime of passion? Or of jealousy? And how are the mafia involved? Rocco Schivone is on the case, the first in a sensational new crime series.

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Already an international hit, a sly, sizzling mystery set in the Italian Alps, the first in a sensational crime series.

Having got on the wrong side of some powerful people, Rocco Schiavone, deputy prefect of police, is exiled to Aosta, a small alpine town. The sophisticated, crotchety Roman is not best pleased – he despises mountains, snow, and the provincial locals as much as he disdains his superiors and their petty rules. What he loves is solving crimes…

And when a mangled body is discovered on a piste, Rocco faces his first challenge —identifying the victim, a procedure complicated by his ignorance of the customs, dialect, and history of his new home. Undaunted, Rocco explores the ski runs, mountain huts, and aerial tramways, meeting ski instructors, Alpine guides and the hardworking, enigmatic inhabitants of Aosta, amongst them a few beauties eager to give him a particularly warm welcome.

An insightful observer of human nature, Antonio Manzini writes with shrewd humour and a dash of irony, and introduces an irresistible hero — a fascinating blend of swagger, machismo, and vulnerability— in a colorful and atmospheric crime mystery series that is European crime fiction at its best.

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