The Dead Season Hardback
Part of the Sandro Cellini series
Every August, Florence shimmers in the summer heat.
But this year the heatwave is fiercer than usual, and the city's inhabitants have fled to the cool of the hills and beaches of the surrounding countryside.
So it is no surprise that amidst the shrubbery of a normally busy roundabout, a corpse lies unnoticed, bloating in the humid air. Sandro Cellini will not be joining the crowds of holidaymakers this year.
The former policeman turned private detective has a case: a man who seems to have vanished into thin air - leaving his pregnant young wife alone in the city.
Meanwhile, bankteller Roxana Delfino is also stuck in the city for the season, with nothing to do but worry for her aging mother and puzzle over the disappearance of one her regular clients. As all Florence sweats it out, Cellini attempts as best he can to grapple with his case and the complications it throws up. And when the weather finally breaks, it brings with it a shocking revelation...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 01/05/2012
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781843549529
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Review by librarian1204
My first book by this author. Loved the setting in Florence. Lots of characters that are interwoven by the book's finish. Could feel the heat and the humidity of August as I read.