Carte Blanche by Carlo Lucarelli
(De Luca Trilogy 1)

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"Carlo Lucarelli is the great promise of Italian crime writing."-La Stampa

April 1945, Italy. Commissario De Luca is heading up a dangerous investigation into the private lives of the rich and powerful during the frantic final days of the facist regime. The hierarchy has guaranteed De Luca their full cooperation, just so long as he arrests the "right" suspect. The house of cards built by Mussolini in the last months of WWII is collapsing and De Luca faces a world mired in sadistic sex, dirty money, drugs and murder.

One of Italy's best-loved crime writers, Carlo Lucarelli has published over a dozen novels and short story collections.

 

About Carlo Lucarelli

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Lucarelli is one of the most exciting young writers in Europe, has written eleven novels, all of them noirs. He also hosts a television series, teaches writing in Torino, sings in a post-punk band, and edits an online magazine, Incubatoio 16.
 
Published July 1, 2006 by Europa Editions. 120 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Since the murder weapon was a paper knife, De Luca shrewdly theorizes that the killer was a woman and the crime one of passion.

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