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Black August

Timothy Williams

ISBN: 9781616955762

Published: January, 2015

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Commissario Trotti of Italy’s Polizia di Stato is called to the scene of the brutal murder of an old friend, schoolteacher Rosanna Belloni, who has been found bludgeoned in her apartment. Trotti’s superiors warn him off the case, but he is determined to hunt down the killer.

There are lots of loose ends. Rosanna’s sister, a notor...

Commissario Trotti of Italy’s Polizia di Stato is called to the scene of the brutal murder of an old friend, schoolteacher Rosanna Belloni, who has been found bludgeoned in her apartment. Trotti’s superiors warn him off the case, but he is determined to hunt down the killer.

There are lots of loose ends. Rosanna’s sister, a notorious drug addict, is missing. Is a recent, unexplained suicide in the River Po connected to the murder? Where does the discovery of a car dredged up from the delta fit in? Faced with a seemingly unsolvable mystery, Trotti must also grapple with obstructive colleagues and problems arising in his private life.

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“Trotti is a subtle and convincing creation; the other characters are portrayed with depth and sensitivity, and the Italian atmosphere is authentically beguiling. First-rate in every way.”
—The Times
“Williams writes like an angel. He does, but thank Beelzebub, it's a mongrel angel with a bit of fiend about him.”
—Oxford Times
“Ingenious and evocative.”
—Literary Review
“Williams won a Crime Writers' Association award for this fourth volume in the Trotti series, which excels in depicting contemporary Italy ... Listeners will enjoy learning a bit of Italian history as Trotti finally nabs the killer.”
—AudioFile Magazine