The Fatal Touch: An Alec Blume Novel (Commissario Alec Blume 2)

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In the early hours of a Saturday morning, a body is discovered in Piazza de' Renzi.

If it was just a simple fall that killed him, why is a senior Carabiniere officer so interested?

Commissioner Alec Blume is immediately curious and the discovery of the dead man's notebooks reveals that there is a great deal more at stake than the unfortunate death of a down-and-out... What secrets did he know that might have made him a target? What is the significance of the Galleria Orpiment? And why are the authorities so intent on blocking Blume's investigations?

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The Fatal Touch Alec Blume returns to action in this intricate and heart-pounding new novel. With the help of his associate Caterina, Blume is called to the scene of a death connected to a spate of muggings. Though the Carabinieri--military police--are trying to control the investigation, Blume, never one to bow to authority, pursues it his own way. I mmersed in an old-world setting and written with satisfying de... Full description

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'Set in Rome in the murky world of art forgery, it's beautifully written and has a deliciously laconic sense of humour' (Irish Times)

'Fitzgerald deals with such familiar material with sparkling originality. ****' (Daily Telegraph)

'I'm putting my money on Alec Blume becoming the most popular detective of the coming decade' (Belfast Telegraph)

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