A German diplomat with many secrets and techniques is discovered lifeless on this “outstanding” police procedural collection set in Italy’s Umbria area (The Denver Put up).
Within the peaceable Umbrian village of Paradiso, the homicide and mutilation of an aged German lady is bewildering. That’s, till Insp. Alessandro Cenni of the state police discovers that this retired cultural attaché was not solely a troublesome tenant and a blackmailer, however a bisexual swinger who not too long ago had an African feminine lover in residence.
To complicate issues additional, the lifeless lady grew up in occupied Venice, and one in every of her secrets and techniques from World Struggle II may need surfaced. And the bucolic village will not be that harmless in spite of everything: It was the positioning of a scandalous homicide fifty years earlier.
Cenni’s boss needs a scapegoat, and the lady’s younger lover is the plain goal. However Cenni can’t deliver himself to shut the case with out guaranteeing that the true perpetrator is delivered to justice.
By Grace Brophy