Firenze, dicembre 1965. Un uomo viene trovato ucciso nella sua abitazione: l'assassino gli ha conficcato un paio di forbici nella nuca. Del morto si conosce la professione, redditizia quanto disgustosa: era un usuraio e la gente, quasi a segnalarne l'estraneità, lo chiamava "il nuovo venuto". Da un primo sopralluogo non emergono indizi significativi. Sarà l'autopsia del medico legale Diotivede a offrire il primo tassello di un puzzle ancora tutto da costruire. Il commissario Bordelli, chiamato a far luce su un delitto che suscita in lui sentimenti contrastanti - il bisogno di far giustizia ma anche una profonda ostilità per la vittima - si appresta a iniziare un'indagine quanto mai ardua.
- ISBN: 8882464229
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 432
Loved this book, the third in Italian author Marco Vichi's series set in 1960s Florence, Italy. Wry Inspector Bordelli and his cronies are back in a novel that calls on dark memories of the war and Fascism in Italy. All is leavened with great dollops of droll humor and companionable, lengthy dinners Leggi tutto
The third book of Inspector Bordelli is not to be read for a good whodunnit. The book treats more the question of right and wrong and the moral answer to that question. Nontheless the picture the writer paints for us of 1965 Italy is perfect! The characters in the book are given depth, and thoughts
Crime novel set in Florence and Sardinia (an Inspector Bordelli mystery…) A book that starts on the 12th December 1965, and ends on the 31st December 1965 – so an ideal one for me to have read over the Christmas period. And a book with a slightly misleading / abbreviated title… there are actually two Leggi tutto
This was a wonderful book, on several levels. It is set in Florence and Sardinia in the weeks before and after Christmas, 1965. Piras, Bordelli's young colleague and the son of inspector Bordelli's war comrade Gavino, is in Sardinia with his parents, recovering from serious injuries. Bordelli is in
This is the third book in the Inspector Bordelli series. Set in Florence in the 1960s, the book is plump with a rich mood, both of time and place. Many of the characters who peopled the first book are here – Botta, Bordelli’s lock-picking thief pal who is also a genius cook, Dr. Diotivede, the punct Leggi tutto
Marco Vichi is such a talented writer, but I don't find the actual main plot line mysteries that intriguing. It's the stories of the war, and of his associates' pasts, that are interwoven with scenes of work and family that I find so evocative and haunting. Bordelli is a haunted man, and its in that Leggi tutto
Although rather a lot of emphasis on drinking coffee and trying to give up smoking, I enjoyed reading this book. Some of the dubious references to prostitutes are of their time (the 1960s) and this and other seeming anomalies have to be taken into account. I could certainly identify with the era and Leggi tutto
Terzo episodio del Commissario Bordelli. Interessante il fatto che ci siano due indagini parallele, quella del Commissario impegnato con l'assassinio di un usuraio e quella del brigadiere Piras, in Sardegna in convalescenza, alle prese con il suicidio di un parente che tanto suicidio non sembra. Semp Leggi tutto
I find that many foreign novels fail to translate well. The cultural nuances that make the difference between a fair book & a great one are often lost. And the pace of many European novels can be too slow for my tastes. But this was a very good book--full of complex characters, & a reaves long slice Leggi tutto
A strangely meandering yet still quite engrossing novel. Set in the 60s in Florence, the author languidly involves us in two murders, one in Florence and one in Sardinia. Ever present are Inspector Bordelli's often overwhelming memories, of lost loves and of the horrific consequences of war.
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