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By My Hand

(2014)
(The fifth book in the Commissario Ricciardi series)
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As Naples prepares for its holiday celebrations, behind the facade of order and happiness imposed by the fascist regime, lurks terrible poverty and blinding desperation. In a luxurious apartment on the Mergellina beach lie the bodies of a fascist militia officer and his wife. A statuette of San Giuseppe, patron saint of workers, lies in pieces on the floor near their bodies. At the scene of the crime, Ricciardi, who has the dubious gift of being able to see and hear the last seconds in the lives of those who have suffered a violent death, listens to the enigmatic last words of the couple. Accompanied by his faithful partner, Brigadier Raffaele Maione, and once more troubled by two women who compete for his attentions, the Commissario will have to trace a wide and frenetic arc through the streets of Naples in order to uncover the truth.

"De Giovanni has created one of the most interesting and well-drawn detectives in fiction, and this book is a real treat that should not be missed by crime lovers." - The Daily Beast

"Impossible to resist." - Crimetime UK

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: By My Hand (Commissario Ricciardi)
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
ISBN: 1-60945-206-2 / 978-1-60945-206-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: By My Hand (The Commissario Ricciardi Series)
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
ISBN: 1-72133-070-4 / 978-1-72133-070-6
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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January 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: By My Hand Lib/E: The Christmas of Commissario Ricciardi
Author(s): Maurizio De Giovanni
ISBN: 1-5046-3018-1 / 978-1-5046-3018-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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January 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: By My Hand: The Christmas of Commissario Ricciardi (Commissario Ricciardi Series, Book 5)
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
ISBN: 1-5046-3020-3 / 978-1-5046-3020-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: By My Hand: The Christmas of Commissario Ricciardi (Commissario Ricciardi Series, Book 5)
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
ISBN: 1-5046-3019-X / 978-1-5046-3019-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: By My Hand: The Christmas of Commissario Ricciardi: The Commissario Ricciardi Series, Book 5
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: By My Hand: The Christmas of Commissario Ricciardi: The Commissario Ricciardi Series, Book 5
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: By My Hand: The Christmas of Commissario Ricciardi
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: World Noir
Availability: Amazon UK