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Varesi, Valerio 1959-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 269 publications in 7 languages and 1,938 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Television crime shows  Television mini-series  Drama  Television cop shows  Television adaptations  History  Psychological fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ4922.A7, 853.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Valerio Varesi
River of shadows by Valerio Varesi( Book )

33 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new series featuring Commissario Soneri, here investigating the apparent deaths of two brothers. one in the Po valley and the other in Parma, who both served in the fascists militia fifty years earlier
The dark valley by Valerio Varesi( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is autumn in Parma. Commissario Soneri decides to escape the city to return to his home village in the Appenines for a much-needed holiday. He plans to spend the time hunting for mushrooms on the wooded slopes of Montelupo. The small and isolated village revolves around the fortunes of the Rodolfi family, salami manufacturers for generations. Its patriarch, the gifted Palmiro, runs a tight ship, but behind the scenes, all is not well: his son, Paride, has other plans for his future. And then all of a sudden the family finds itself in the throes of a financial scandal, with worrying implications for the entire community. Soon afterwards a hiker discovers a decomposing body in the woods. After initial protestations, Soneri soon gives up all hope of a peaceful break. The complicated relationship he uncovers between Rodolfi and his son becomes all the more pertinent when he learns that his own father and Palmiro Ridolfi were once friends
Gold, frankincense and dust by Valerio Varesi( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parma. A multiple pile-up occurs on the autostrada into the city. A truck transporting cattle skids off the road. Dozens of cows and bulls go on the rampage, injured and crazed. In the chaos, the burned body of a young woman is found at the side of the road. Her death has no apparent link to the carnage. Commissario Soneri is assigned the case. It is a welcome distraction: his mercurial lover Angela has decided to pursue other options, leaving him even more morose than usual. The dead woman is identified as Nina Iliescu, a Romanian immigrant whose beauty had enchanted a string of wealthy lovers. Temptress, muse, angel - she was all things to all men. Her murder conceals a crime and a sacrilege, and even in death she has a surprise waiting for Soneri
A woman much missed by Valerio Varesi( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A few days before Christmas, with Parma gripped by frost and fog, Ghitta Tagliavini, the elderly owner of a guesthouse in the old town centre, is found murdered in her apartment. The case is assigned to Commissario Soneri, but the investigation holds a painful, personal element that sends waves of nostalgia sweeping through him. Tagliavini's guesthouse is where Soneri met his late wife Ada, and where the young couple spent unforgettable hours in each other's company. But the present can embitter even the sweetest memories. An old photograph of Ada with another man sends Soneri into a spiral of despondency, ever more so when he realises her death may be linked to Tagliavina's lucrative sideline as a backstreet abortionist and faith healer. Though Soneri would like nothing more than to be allowed to drop the case, he doggedly persists, uncovering at last, along with the truth behind Tagliavini's death, rife corruption at Parma's rotten heart and a raft of ghosts from Italy's divisive past
Nebbie e delitti = Fog and crimes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The River Po dominates the region of Ferrara with its seasons, its power and its mystery. It nourishes the close-knit fishing communities who live on its banks, and it also hides their secrets. Secrets that are sometimes uncovered by people like police inspector Franco Soneri
Inspector Soneri : fog and crimes( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in Italian and English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspector Franco Soneri is a grizzled, battle-weary cop in the great detective tradition of Colombo and Kurt Wallander. He's precise, measured and rarely seems to actually light that damned cigar! Based in Ferarra in Italy's North, Soneri is clearly trying to make a fresh start in life, but his focus on work pushes all other priorities aside, including his tenuous relationship with the enchanting Counsellor Angela Cornelio. Like another Italian detective we know, he likes to consider his cases at his favourite restaurant. The Volume 2 edition contains 6 feature films all set along the River Po and all presenting challenging mysteries that Soneri and his team tackle with skill and alacrity."--Container
Fog and crimes( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in Italian and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The River Po dominates the region of Ferrara with its seasons, its power and its mystery. It nourishes the close-knit fishing communities who live on its banks, and it also hides their secrets. Secrets that are sometimes uncovered by people like police inspector Franco Soneri
Nebbie e delitti = Fog and crimes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The River Po dominates the region of Ferrara with its seasons, its power and its mystery. It nourishes the close-knit fishing communities who live on its banks, and it also hides their secrets. Secrets that are sometimes uncovered by people like police inspector Franco Soneri
LIZARD STRATEGY by Valerio Varesi( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parma is blanketed in snow, but this pristine, white veneer cannot mask the stench of corruption. Its officials are no longer working for its people only for themselves crime is out of control and resentment festers in every district. Commissario Soneri remains at heart an idealist, so the state of Parma wounds him more than most. And now he is presented with three mysteries at once, each more impenetrable than the last. In a river creek on the outskirts of the city, tipped off by a local, he finds a mobile phone that rings through the night but holds no data; an elderly patient with senile dementia is reported missing from a hospice; and the mayor of Parma, who was reported as taking a holiday on the ski slopes, has disappeared off the face of the earth just when he seemed certain to be implicated in a seismic corruption scandal at city hall
A Commissario Soneri mystery by Valerio Varesi( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tense noir set in the dark and foggy hinterland of the River Po, a tough area of Italy as yet undiscovered by an English audience
A mani vuote by Valerio Varesi( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il commissario Soneri e la legge del Corano by Valerio Varesi( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in Italian and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Per la prima volta da molti anni, Soneri si trova spiazzato; ma non è il tipo di delitto su cui sta indagando, un omicidio apparentemente banale, a turbarlo. È il contesto. Tutto cominicia con l'assassinio di Hamed, un giovane tunisino che viveva nella casa di Gilberto Forlai, 76 anni, cieco, e che proprio nella casa di Forlai viene trovato morto. Seguendo le tracce di sangue di Hamed, Soneri si addentra sempre più nel mondo della comunità islamica di Parma, nelle lotte di periferia dove la tensione tra immigrati e italiani è sempre più alta e minacciosa, e dove tutto si confonde. Quanto pesano le questioni etniche e il radicalismo religioso, quanto pesa la politica, e quanto pesa invece la dimensione criminale e in primo luogo il controllo del mercato della droga? quali sono le vere alleanze, e quali le vere divisioni?"--Dust jacket flap
La casa del comandante by Valerio Varesi( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Italian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nel paesaggio di acqua e nebbie della Bassa, il commissario Soneri si trova a suo agio. Insieme con gli anziani del posto è tra i pochi a conoscere quel tratto del Po, a sapersi muovere tra gli argini, le golene, i casolari sparsi in una terra che ormai sembra abitata da fantasmi. E dove invece le cose stanno cambiando: slavi che pescano il pesce siluro e forse trafficano con le armi; speculatori che rubano la sabbia dal letto del fiume; ragazzi sbandati senza un futuro; una banda che rapina i bancomat con l'esplosivo... Stavolta però succede anche di peggio: nel giro di un giorno spuntano due cadaveri. Il primo, come presto viene appurato, è di un giovane ungherese. Rinvenuto nel fango con un foro di proiettile in testa. Il secondo è dell'ex comandante partigiano Libero Manotti, morto di vecchiaia, di solitudine, di abbandono nella sua casa isolata in mezzo ai pioppi. Due storie diverse, eppure legate da un filo: Soneri ci mette un po' a trovarlo, avviando un'indagine che lo porta a scavare nel rivolo ambiguo del nuovo terrorismo rosso, ma anche nel passato, al tempo dell'occupazione tedesca. E che lo mette drammaticamente a confronto con alcuni, indimenticabili personaggi del fiume: il Nocio, marinaio d'acqua dolce dalla scorza ruvida e dall'animo nobile; la stagionata Gina, che tuttavia all'amore non rinuncia; il vecchio Lumén, che sulla sua sedia a rotelle esce solo con il buio, perché così la realtà gli pare meno brutta; Carega, maestro in pensione con la saggezza di un filosofo
Le imperfezioni by Valerio Varesi( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in Italian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lo stato di ebbrezza by Valerio Varesi( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La sentenza by Valerio Varesi( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il rivoluzionario by Valerio Varesi( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il commissario Soneri e la mano di Dio by Valerio Varesi( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

È solo l'inizio, commissario Soneri by Valerio Varesi( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La pension de la via Saffi by Valerio Varesi( Book )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quelques jours de Noël, alors que le froid envahit Parme, Ghitta Tagliavini, la vieille propriétaire d'une pension du centre-ville, est retrouvée assassinée dans son appartement. L'enquête est confiée au commissaire Soneri mais cette affaire fait ressurgir un drame enfoui : c'est là qu'il rencontra jadis sa femme, Ada, tragiquement disparue. En s'enfonçant dans le brouillard de la ville fantomatique, Soneri traverse le miroir des illusions : derrière la modeste pension se cache un monde de haine et de chantage, frayant avec le cynisme de cercles politiques corrompus. Pour trouver le meurtrier, il devra d'abord se confronter à la vérité sur la vie et la mort d'Ada. Car qui est cet homme qui pose à côté d'elle sur cette photographie jaunie ? [4e de couv.]
 
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River of shadows A Commissario Soneri mystery
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A Commissario Soneri mystery
Alternative Names
Valerio Varesi escriptor italià

Valerio Varesi escritor italiano

Valerio Varesi giornalista e scrittore italiano

Valerio Varesi Italiaans journalist

Valerio Varesi Italian writer

Valerio Varesi italienischer Journalist und Krimi-Schriftsteller

Valerio Varesi journaliste et écrivain italien

Valerio Varesi scriitor italian

ヴァレリオ・ヴァレーシ

Languages
Italian (116)

English (47)

German (16)

French (9)

Spanish (4)

Dutch (2)

Catalan (1)