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BY THE AUTHOR OF THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD




In the nonfiction tradition of John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City, Douglas Preston presents a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills surrounding .
In 2000, Douglas Preston fulfilled a dream to move his family to Italy. Then he discovered that the olive grove in front of their 14th century farmhouse had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known as the Monster of Florence. , intrigued, meets Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to learn more.
This is the true story of their search for--and identification of--the man they believe committed the crimes, and their chilling interview with him. And then, in a strange twist of fate, and Spezi themselves become targets of the police investigation. has his phone tapped, is interrogated, and told to leave the country. Spezi fares worse: he is thrown into 's grim Capanne prison, accused of being the Monster of Florence himself.
Like one of Preston's thrillers, The Monster of Florence, tells a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide-and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi, caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2008
June 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Grand Central Publishing
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
3.8
MB

Customer Reviews

rootetoote ,

Monster of Florence

A good read!

Emmet Aloysius ,

Good Book

A good accounting of a chilling,
historical mega-crime spree in Italy. The monster is truly a monster...EAF

Dabuschka ,

Good book

Interesting reading.

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