The Monster of Florence

The Monster of Florence

Paperback - 2009
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New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston teams up with Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to present a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills surrounding Florence, Italy. The Monster of Florence is a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide--and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi are caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta. --Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.
Edition: First Trade edition
ISBN: 9780446581271
Characteristics: 344 pages, [8] pages of plates :,illustrations, portraits, map ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Spezi, Mario 1945-2016- Author


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Mar 10, 2019

A true story told by an excellent professional writer. Aside from the mystery, I garnered insights into Italian culture not to be found elsewhere. I love this book.

Apr 23, 2018

Read it. Read it. Read it, it's better than a fictional mystery. I could barely put it down to get something to eat. Fantastico!!

May 22, 2016

I tried to finish this, but I got bogged down with all the details of Italian police procedures. There were no explanations of the differing departments and arms of enforcements so I never knew who was in charge. I was also VERY frustrated with the petty behaviors by the police/army/whoever these men were. They hid info from one another. I gave up. Also, no suspense and no capture of anyone.

May 05, 2014

The author brings an urgency to the ineptness and corruption of the Italian Police, while maintaining suspense about the investigation into who is the real Monster of Florence.

Incinerated_Newt Mar 11, 2011

Interesting story, but the author rambles. Someone needs to remind Preston that non-fiction does not have to be boring. It's worth picking up if you have an interest in strange serial killer cases, though.

debwalker Jan 06, 2011

Fox 2000 has acquired film rights to The Monster of Florence. George Clooney will star in an adaptation written by Chris McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander. Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing with Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen.

teacupfaerie May 25, 2010

Non-fiction book this may be, but it is a riveting read. Douglas Preston, author of the thriller series about an FBI agent, ends up accused of being a serial killer in Italy. This book talks about how he and his family are able to make their way safely back to USA. He is an excellent writer, and the story is one that needed to be told.

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