BOOKS

The Dead Season

Christobel Kent

RRP: £12.99

1 May 2012

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781848871526

RRP: £12.99

1 May 2012

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781843549529

RRP: £3.49

1 May 2012

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9780857896773

A NEW SANDRO CELLINI MYSTERY – ‘Brooding Italian noir’ Independent on Sunday

Florence is deserted. The sluggish Arno and the Ponte Vecchio shimmer in the summer haze. A corpse lies on the roadside, waiting for discovery…

REVIEWS

Death, espresso, and political manoeuvering... An ex-cop plying his trade outside the boundaries of normal Italian police procedure. Brooding Italian noir.
Independent on Sunday

Like Dibden's Zen, Cellini is a reluctant inquirer... fascism, the mafia and revolving-door post-war governments have left many secrets that score dark marks on the surface of daily life. Taut and thoughtful mystery that draws on the contrast between location... and the savage passions and politics that lie underneath.
MARK LAWSON, Guardian

Dark, gloomy and often sinister... An intelligent and convincing thriller with fleshed-out characters you want to meet again.
Daily Mail

Bridging the gap left by Michael Dibdin... Suspense, atmosphere, and the architectural beauty of Florence... Fantastic.
Irish Examiner

Several rather touching human stories animate the conventional investigation in this excellent novel
Literary Review

Thoughtful, lugubrious, adorable Florentine Sandro Cellini has become my comfort-detective of choice... He make me almost long for a cold so I can go to bed and read.Louisa Young