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A Women Much Missed

(2016)
(The fourth book in the Commissario Soneri Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Italy's Maigret returns in another smouldering noir from a master of the police procedural

"A master storyteller" Barry Forshaw, Independent

A few days before Christmas, with Parma gripped by frost and fog, Ghitta Tagliavini, the elderly owner of a guesthouse in the old town centre, is found murdered in her apartment.

The case is assigned to Commissario Soneri, but the investigation holds a painful, personal element that sends waves of nostalgia sweeping through him. Tagliavini's guesthouse is where Soneri met his late wife Ada, and where the young couple spent unforgettable hours in each other's company.

But the present can embitter even the sweetest memories. An old photograph of Ada with another man sends Soneri into a spiral of despondency, ever more so when he realises her death may be linked to Tagliavina's lucrative sideline as a backstreet abortionist and faith healer.

Though Soneri would like nothing more than to be allowed to drop the case, he doggedly persists, uncovering at last, along with the truth behind Tagliavini's death, rife corruption at Parma's rotten heart and a raft of ghosts from Italy's divisive past.

Translated from the Italian by Joseph Farrell

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Woman Much Missed: A Commissario Soneri Investigation (Commissario Soneri 4)
Author(s): Valerio Varesi
ISBN: 1-84866-688-8 / 978-1-84866-688-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


1619 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Woman Much Missed: A Commissario Soneri Investigation (Commissario Soneri 4)
Author(s): Valerio Varesi
ISBN: 0-85705-345-0 / 978-0-85705-345-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Woman Much Missed: A Commissario Soneri Investigation (Commissario Soneri 4)
Author(s): Valerio Varesi
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU