Ragazze smarrite

(Lost Young Women)

Ugo Guanda Editore, June 2021, pp.368


Marco Vichi, the author who’s sold over 1 million copies of his books in Italy alone, returns to novel writing with a new and possibly final chapter of the successful series about Inspector Bordelli.

Bordelli is only a week away from retirement when he has to tackle what is perhaps the most difficult case of his career. The body of a beautiful young woman is discovered in the pebbled bed of a stream just a few kilometres from his home. Nobody has reported the missing woman, there’s no ID and no witness. The fateful 2 April – Bordelli’s birthday and the day he’s supposed to retire – comes, but the inspector asks for a deferment: he doesn’t want to leave behind an unresolved case. He decides to risk everything so has the picture of the unknown woman published in a national daily. A testimony comes that puts the inspector on the right track. So Bordelli can calmly retire but not without asking himself What now?

Ugo Guanda Editore, June 2021, pp.368

Marco Vichi

Marco Vichi was born in Florence in 1957 and currently lives in the Chianti region. He is one of the most successful Italian crime novelists and has been shortlisted as one of the best Italian authors of the decade by the national newspaper Corriere della Sera.

Vichi has many novels to his credit, all published by Guanda: L’inquilino (The Lodger, 1999), Donne donne (Women Women, 2000, new edition 2008), Il brigante (The Bandit, 2006), Nero di luna (Moon Black, 2007), Un tipo tranquillo (A Peaceful Guy, 2010), La vendetta (Revenge, 2012), Il contratto (The Contract, 2012), La sfida (The Dare, 2014), Il console (The Consul, 2015) and Per nessun motivo (For no Reason Whatsoever). In 2002, Vichi started writing the popular series featuring Inspector Bordelli.

In the series devoted to Inspector Bordelli, the following titles have been published, all by Guanda: Il commissario BordelliUna brutta faccendaIl nuovo venutoMorte a Firenze (Premio Giorgio Scerbanenco – La Stampa 2009 for the best Italian noir), La forza del destinoFantasmi del passatoNel più bel sogno and L’anno dei misteri.

He is the editor of two collections of short stories, two graphic novels and has also written screenplays, music lyrics and radio scripts. He supports and works with several humanitarian projects.

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