Black August

A Commissario Trotti Investigation

Book 4
Soho Press
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An Italian police detective investigates a teacher’s murder in a novel by one of the “10 Best Modern European Crime Writers” (The Observer).
 
Commissario Trotti of Italy’s Polizia di Stato is called to the scene of the brutal murder of an old friend, schoolteacher Rosanna Belloni, who has been found bludgeoned in her apartment. Trotti’s superiors warn him off the case, but he is determined to hunt down the killer.
 
There are lots of loose ends. Rosanna’s sister, a notorious drug addict, is missing. Is a recent, unexplained suicide in the River Po connected to the murder? Where does the discovery of a car dredged up from the delta fit in? Faced with a seemingly unsolvable mystery, Trotti must also grapple with obstructive colleagues—and problems in his private life.
 
Winner of a Crime Writer’s Association Award
 
“Trotti himself is perversely lovable; totally dedicated but not without dark, self-deprecating humor.” —Booklist
 
“The Italian atmosphere is authentically beguiling. First-rate in every way.” —The Times (London)
 
“[Williams’s] simple but stylish dialogue-driven prose is convincingly Continental, his plotting impeccable.” —Time Out
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About the author

CWA Award–winning author Timothy Williams has written six crime novels set in Italy featuring Commissario Piero Trotti as well as two novels set in the French Caribbean, Another Sun and The Honest Folk of Guadeloupe. Born in London and educated at St. Andrews, Williams has taught at the universities of Poitiers in France, Bari and Pavia in Italy, at Jassy in Romania, and most recently in the French West Indies. The Observer placed him among the ten best modern European crime novelists.
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Soho Press
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Published on
Jan 27, 2015
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Pages
321
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ISBN
9781616955779
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
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