Tobias Jones: Fiction and reality in Italian noir
20 May 2004
Show More The Colombian Mule by Massimo Carlotto, translated by Christopher Woodall.
Orion, 156 pp., £9.99, December 2003, 0 7528 5733 9Show More
The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri, translated by Stephen Sartarelli.
Picador, 249 pp., £6.99, February 2004, 0 330 49286 1Show More
The Terracotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri, translated by Stephen Sartarelli.
Picador, 343 pp., £15.99, February 2004, 9780330492904Show More
Almost Blue by Carlo Lucarelli, translated by Oonagh Stransky.
Harvill, 169 pp., £9.99, August 2003, 9781843430865Show More
The Advocate: A Sardinian Mystery by Marcello Fois, translated by Patrick Creagh.
Vintage, 128 pp., £6.99, June 2004, 0 09 945374 6Show More
“... In Padua, on 20 January 1976, a young girl called Margherita Magello was repeatedly stabbed and left for dead. She was discovered by Massimo Carlotto, a 19-year-old student radical and member of Lotta Continua, who tried to save her, and, in doing so, got covered in her blood. She died, he was arrested and, a pawn in the struggle between Lotta Continua and the police, was tried for her murder ...”