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Blood Curse

(2013)
(The second book in the Commissario Ricciardi series)
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Book two in the Commissario Ricciardi series.

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 too much and sleeps too little. Other than his loyal partner, Brigadier Maione, he has no friends. We're in Naples, 1931. In a working class apartment in the Sanita' neighborhood an elderly woman by the name of Carmela Calise has been viciously beaten to death. Commissario Ricciardi and Brigadier Maione arrive at the scene and start asking questions. No one wants to talk but slowly the neighbors let a few interesting facts slip out. Carmela Calise was moonlighting as a fortuneteller 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 who were indebted to her, or had been manipulated by her lies, disappointed by her prophesies or destroyed by her machinations. Murder suspects abound in this atmospheric thriller, and Commissario Ricciardi, one of the most original and intriguing investigators in contemporary crime fiction, has 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 Pub
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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 : Australia 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.
Availability: Amazon UK   


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 (The Commissario Ricciardi Mysteries Book 2)
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon AU