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The Dogs of Rome

The Dogs of Rome

(2010)
(The first book in the Commissario Alec Blume series)
A novel by

 

"Powerful and hugely compelling."
William Boyd


An engrossing novel of murder, organized crime, and politics in contemporary Italy - the first in a series of Italian crime novels by a promising new writer.

On a hot summer morning, Arturo Clemente is sloppily murdered in his Roman apartment by a mysterious slasher. Though the murder appears amateurish, even random, Clemente is no ordinary victim. An animal rights activist campaigning against dogfighting, he is married to a prominent politician and sleeping with Manuela Fusco, the daughter of a dangerous crime boss.

Police inspector Alec Blume has a favorite suspect, but the investigation is already being manipulated by both the Senate and the Fusco crime ring. As the details of the case continue to trickle out, Blume soon realizes he is being watched from on high - and that solving this crime may be the least of his worries. Angry, sleep-deprived, and unsure who to trust, Blume is losing control of his investigation. As the mob tightens its grip on the city, and with the killer still at large, Blume's struggle for justice may cost more innocent lives.

In this riveting debut novel, we are introduced to Blume, an American expatriate and seasoned police veteran. Intelligent yet sometimes petulant, instinctive yet flawed, Blume is a likable and trustworthy protagonist for this first installment of a gritty and promising series.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Used availability for Conor Fitzgerald's The Dogs of Rome


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Hardback Editions

August 2010 : UK Hardback
Title: The Dogs of Rome
Author(s): Conor Fitzgerald
ISBN: 1-4088-0229-5 / 978-1-4088-0229-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon CA   

March 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The Dogs of Rome: A Commissario Alec Blume Novel (The Alec Blume Novels)
Author(s): Conor Fitzgerald
ISBN: 1-60819-015-3 / 978-1-60819-015-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: The Dogs of Rome: A Commissario Alec Blume Novel (The Alec Blume Novels)
Author(s): Conor Fitzgerald
ISBN: 1-60819-054-4 / 978-1-60819-054-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Dogs of Rome: An Alec Blume Novel (Commissario Alec Blume 1)
Author(s): Conor Fitzgerald
ISBN: 1-4088-0992-3 / 978-1-4088-0992-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Dogs of Rome: An Alec Blume Novel (Commissario Alec Blume 1)
Author(s): Conor Fitzgerald
ISBN: 1-4088-0754-8 / 978-1-4088-0754-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Dogs of Rome (Unabridged Audio CDs)
Author(s): Conor Fitzgerald
ISBN: 1-4561-1978-8 / 978-1-4561-1978-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

September 2010 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Dogs of Rome
Author(s): Conor Fitzgerald
ISBN: 1-4074-3637-6 / 978-1-4074-3637-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Dogs of Rome: An Alec Blume Novel (Commissario Alec Blume Book 1)
Author(s): Conor Fitzgerald
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Dogs of Rome: A Commissario Alec Blume Novel
Author(s): Conor Fitzgerald
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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