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Via Delle Oche by Carlo Lucarelli
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It is 1948. Italy’s fate is soon to be decided in bitterly contested national elections. A man has been found dead in via delle Oche, at the center of Bologna’s notorious red light district. Commissario De Luca is unwilling to look the other way when evidence in the man’s death points to local politicians and members of the Bologna police force. The brutal worlds of crime and politics conspire once again, and in this third and final book in the De Luca trilogy, winner of both the Italian Mystery Award and the Scerbanenco Prize, violence, power, and sex combine to create an atmosphere that becomes more volatile as the trilogy reaches its shocking finale.

About the Author
Described as "a noir master" by Kirkus Reviews, Carlo Lucarelli is one of Italy’s best-loved crime writers. He began his career with the popular De Luca trilogy (Carte Blanche, The Damned Season, Via delle Oche) and has since published over a dozen novels and collections of stories.

Critical Reviews:

Publishers Weekly
Set in 1948, Lucarelli's magnificent final volume in his De Luca trilogy (after The Damned Season and Carte Blanche) delivers a resolution true to the series' moral relativism. Soon after joining the vice squad of the Bologna police department, Commissario De Luca gets dragged from his usual low-pressure duties into investigating a murder at a whorehouse in the city's red-light district.A Despite clear evidence that the victim, Ermes Ricciotti, who worked at a rival establishment, could not have hanged himself, the authorities classify Ricciotti as a suicide. After another violent death, De Luca again strays outside his brief, finding evidence that the second crime had a connection to the first. The book ends on a nicely ambiguous note. On a par with J. Robert Janes's mysteries set in Vichy France, the series as a whole does an excellent job of conveying the challenges of policing in a police state-and, postwar, in a country where the police act as if it still were.
Release date NZ
September 10th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Europa Editions
Pages
144
Dimensions
135x210x12
ISBN-13
9781933372532
Product ID
2667541

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