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Holy Smoke

(2004)
(The first book in the Antoine series)
A novel by

 
 
"Boisterous black comedy . . . funny and goodhearted, with much incident and expert enthusiasm for sex, food and drink."-The Literary Review

"Much to enjoy in the clash of cultures and superstitions, even a tasty recipe for poisoning your friends with pasta. Detail like this places European crime writing on a par with its American counterpart."-Belfast Independent

Some favors simply cannot be refused. Tonio agrees to write a love letter for Dario, a low-rent Paris gigolo. When Dario is murdered, a single bullet to the head, Tonio finds he has been left a small vineyard near Naples. The wine is undrinkable, but an elaborate scam has been set up. The smell of easy money attracts the unwanted attentions of the Mafia and the Vatican and the unbridled hatred of the locals. Mafiosi aren't choir boys, and monsignors can be very much like Mafiosi.

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Used availability for Tonino Benacquista's Holy Smoke

Paperback Editions

January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Holy Smoke
Author(s): Tonino Benacquista
ISBN: 1-904738-01-X / 978-1-904738-01-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Holy Smoke
Author(s): Tonino Benacquista
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA