General Fiction

Nome d'arte Doris Brilli

(Stage-name Doris Brilli)

Garzanti, February 2018, pp.272

The new series of detective novels starring Marshal Maccadò, newly appointed to the Bellano police station on Lake Como, as he struggles to settle in, and not just because of the bad weather

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Milan, 1930. The Carabinieri stop two people for night-time disturbances. One is a university student aged 35, with a long list of connections that go all the way to Benito Mussolini. The other is a good-looking girl, a dancer and singer, whose stage name is Doris Brilli; she denies the accusation of having been out soliciting. However, she has no connections, and more importantly no identification papers on her. The following morning, she is therefore escorted to her home town on Lake Como and handed over to Ernesto Maccadò, a young marshal, newly arrived from southern Italy a couple of months earlier. Maccadò wastes no time in doing his job, unaware of the complications and implications that the Doris Brilli case could potentially unleash…

Garzanti, February 2018, pp.272

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Andrea Vitali

Andrea Vitali was born in 1956 on the eastern shore of Lake Como, where he still lives and works as a medical doctor. He started writing novels in 1989 and since then has kept up his prolific career by accumulating a series of literary prizes. A success that’s lasted 15 years, made up exclusively of bestsellers, first places in the charts, prizes, and ecstatic reviews from the press and critics. More than 3,500,000 readers in Italy alone.

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