General Fiction

Un uomo in mutande

(A Man in his Underpants)

Garzanti, June 2020, pp.320

The new series of detective novels starring Marshal Maccadò, newly appointed to the Bellano police station on Lake Como, and his difficulty in settling in, and not just because of the local weather.

1929. In the third case in the series, we find Corporal Misfatti in some difficulty: he must appear before Marshal Maccadò but unfortunately his uniform smells of fried food, the inconvenient result of the copious fried onion-based dinner his wife served him.

And to tell him what, anyway? That last night wretched Salvatore Chitantolo was found roaming across the land, bleeding heavily and in a daze, saying that he saw a man in his underpants running away in that direction? Another one of his fantasies, of course. But, wait a minute, just what exactly was a man doing in his underpants, in the middle of the night, in the town streets? And why was he running?

Garzanti, June 2020, pp.320

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    la Repubblica

  • “He is extraordinarily clever. He is a great writer, and in the next twenty years he will be acclaimed everywhere.”

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  • “He is so good at describing the mists on the lake that I caught a cold while reading him.”

    Daria Bignardi, journalist and writer

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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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