The Campagna Trail. The Speed of an Angel. The White Powder Dance.
Massimo Carlotto was born in Padova in 1956. At the age of 19 he was arrested on suspicion of murdering a female student, a crime for which he was only acquitted after eighteen years, eleven trials, one successful escape attempt and finally a Presidential Pardon. Gianrico Carofiglio was born in Bari in 1961. A former anti-Mafia judge, he is the author of eight novels, including The Past is a Foreign Country, for which he won the Premio Bancarella. Giancarlo De Cataldo is an Italian magistrate turned crime writer. He is the editor of Crimini, The Bitter Lemon book of Italian Crime Fiction.
A new voice, and one with which I am sure we will soon become familiar is that of Gianrico Carofiglio - Daily MailCarlotto provides a machine-gun pace, a jaundiced eye for political corruption and a refreshing absence of anything approaching a moral vision - Kirkus ReviewsDe Cataldo is immediately associated with 2002's Romanzo Criminale (Crime Novel), a book which did much to change the face of crime-writing in this country. That remarkable work has become the pole star by which every contemporary Italian writer of noir now steers his ship, the sort of book that every one of them hopes to write - The Rap Sheet