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Blood Curse

(2013)
(The second book in the Commissario Ricciardi series)
A novel by

 
 
Ricciardi has visions. He sees and hears the final seconds in the lives of victims of violent deaths. It is both a gift and a curse. It has helped him become one of the most acute and successful homicide detectives in the Naples police force. But all that horror and suffering has hollowed him out emotionally: He drinks and doesn't sleep. Other than his loyal partner, Brigadier Maione, he has no friends.

Naples,1931. In a working-class apartment in the Sanita neighborhood, an elderly woman by the name of Carmela Calise has been beaten to death. When Ricciardi and Maione arrive at the scene, they start asking the neighbors questions. No one wants to talk, but slowly a few interesting facts slip out. Carmela Calise was moonlighting as a fortune-teller and moneylender. In her decrepit apartment, she would receive clients - among them some of the city's rich and powerful - predicting their futures in such a way as to manipulate and deceive. If economic ruin lurked in their futures, Calise was happy to help - for a price,of course. She had many enemies: those indebted to her, manipulated by her lies, disappointed by her prophesies, or destroyed by her machinations. Murder suspects in this atmospheric thriller abound, and Commissario Ricciardi, one of the most original and intriguing investigators in contemporary crime fiction, will have his work cut out for him.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

May 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blood Curse: The Springtime of Commissario Ricciardi
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
ISBN: 1-60945-113-9 / 978-1-60945-113-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Blood Curse
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
ISBN: 1-72132-866-1 / 978-1-72132-866-6
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Blood Curse Lib/E: The Springtime of Commissario Ricciardi
Author(s): Maurizio De Giovanni
ISBN: 1-4830-9800-1 / 978-1-4830-9800-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Blood Curse: The Springtime of Commissario Ricciardi (Commissario Ricciardi Series, Book 2)
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
ISBN: 1-4830-9802-8 / 978-1-4830-9802-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Blood Curse: The Springtime of Commissario Ricciardi (Commissario Ricciardi Series, Book 2)
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
ISBN: 1-4830-9801-X / 978-1-4830-9801-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blood Curse: The Springtime of Commissario Ricciardi
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Blood Curse: The Springtime of Commissario Ricciardi
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Blood Curse: The Springtime of Commissario Ricciardi
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

May 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blood Curse: The Springtime of Commissario Ricciardi
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: World Noir
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May 2013 : Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Blood Curse: The Springtime of Commissario Ricciardi
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon AU