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Viper

(2015)
(The sixth book in the Commissario Ricciardi series)
A novel by

 
 
Springtime proffers fragrant temptations to the men and women of Naples. But evil also lurks in the sweet-smelling spring air. It is one week before Easter, Naples, 1932. At the high-class brothel in the center of town known as Paradiso, Viper, the most famous prostitute of all, is found dead. Suffocated with a pillow. Her last client swears that when he left her she was alive and well. But when the following client arrived, he found her dead. Who killed her, and why? Ricciardi has to untangle a complex knot of greed, frustration, and jealousy in order to solve the riddle of Viper's death. But his investigation is scuttled at every turn by the conflicting emotions that lurk beneath the surface of a city that lives on passion.
De Giovanni's mysteries unfold with such sinuous ease that they seem to write themselves. They enchant, surprise, enthrall. Commissario Ricciardi, who possesses the dubious gift of being able to see and hear the last seconds in the lives of those who have suffered a violent death, is one of the most fascinating investigators to appear on the international crime fiction stage in years. And in Viper, the lustful and boisterous city of Naples has never been more seductive.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Viper: No Resurrection for Commissario Ricciardi
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
ISBN: 1-60945-251-8 / 978-1-60945-251-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Viper (The Commissario Ricciardi Series)
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
ISBN: 1-72132-994-3 / 978-1-72132-994-6
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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March 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Viper Lib/E: No Resurrection for Commissario Ricciardi
Author(s): Maurizio De Giovanni
ISBN: 1-5046-0799-6 / 978-1-5046-0799-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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March 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Viper: No Resurrection for Commissario Ricciardi (Commissario Ricciardi series, Book 6)
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
ISBN: 1-5046-0801-1 / 978-1-5046-0801-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Viper: No Resurrection for Commissario Ricciardi (Commissario Ricciardi series, Book 6)
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
ISBN: 1-5046-0800-3 / 978-1-5046-0800-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Viper: No Resurrection for Commissario Ricciardi: Commissario Ricciardi, Book 6
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Viper: No Resurrection for Commissario Ricciardi: Commissario Ricciardi, Book 6
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Viper: No Resurrection for Commissario Ricciardi: Commissario Ricciardi, Book 6
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Viper: No Resurrection for Commissario Ricciardi: Commissario Ricciardi, Book 6
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Viper: No Resurrection for Commissario Ricciardi
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: World Noir
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March 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Viper: No Resurrection for Commissario Ricciardi
Author(s): Maurizio de Giovanni
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon CA