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Manzini, Antonio 1964-

Overview
Works: 61 works in 230 publications in 7 languages and 2,372 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Singer, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor
Classifications: PQ4913.A69, 853.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Antonio Manzini
Black run : a novel by Antonio Manzini( Book )

44 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Already an international hit, a sly, sizzling mystery set in the Italian Alps, the first in a sensational crime series. The dark flanks of the Alps tower over everything. Wind whistles through the fir trees. An expanse of ice and snow with no end in sight. A growing stain. A mess of flesh and blood. A corpse buried six inches under the snow. Enter Rocco Schiavone, Deputy Police Chief and a man who has more beautiful women in his bed than sensible shoes under it. He's stuck in this backwards Alpine town after getting on the wrong side of the wrong people and longs for the fritto misto, cobbled streets and lucky breaks of his beloved Rome. He hates this place and the provincial locals almost as much as his superiors for their petty rules and for exiling him here. On top of that, he's got a body to deal with and this mangled corpse is "a pain in the ass, number 10 on the scale, summa cum laude". There is blood on the black run and nothing to identify the victim but a tattoo of Luisa Pec, owner of a bar popular with the locals and a pair of blue eyes popular with Rocco. Was it a crime of passion? Or of jealousy? And how are the mafia involved? Rocco Schivone is on the case, the first in a sensational new crime series
Adam's rib : a Rocco Schiavone mystery by Antonio Manzini( Book )

33 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six months after being exiled from his beloved Rome, Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone has settled into a routine in the cold, quiet, chronically backward alpine town of Aosta: an espresso at home, breakfast in the piazza, and a morning joint in his office. A little self-medication helps Rocco deal with the morons that almost exclusively comprise the local force. Especially on a day like today. It's his girlfriend's birthday (if you could call her that; in his mind, Rocco's only faithful to his late wife), he has no gift--and he's about to stumble upon a corpse. It begins when a maid reports a burglary in Aosta. But there's no sign of forced entry, and after Rocco picks the lock, he notices something off about the carefully ransacked rooms. That's when he finds the body: a woman, the maid's employer, left hanging after a grisly suicide. Or is it? Rocco's intuition tells him the scene has been staged. In other words, it's murder--a pain in the ass of the highest order."--Syndetics
Non è stagione by Antonio Manzini( Book )

22 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C'è un'azione parallela, in questa inchiesta del vicequestore Rocco Schiavone, che affianca la storia principale. È perché il passato dell'ispido poliziotto è segnato da una zona oscura e si ripresenta a ogni richiamo. Come un debito non riscattato. Come una ferita condannata a riaprirsi. E anche quando un'indagine che lo accora gli fa sentire il palpito di una vita salvata, da quel fondo mai scandagliato c'è uno spettro che spunta a ricordargli che a Rocco Schiavone la vita non può sorridere. I Berguet, ricca famiglia di industriali valdostani, hanno un segreto, Rocco Schiavone lo intuisce per caso. Gli sembra di avvertire nei precordi un grido disperato. È scomparsa Chiara Berguet, figlia di famiglia, studentessa molto popolare tra i coetanei. Inizia così per il vicequestore una partita giocata su più tavoli: scoprire cosa si cela dietro la facciata irreprensibile di un ambiente privilegiato, sfidare il tempo in una corsa per la vita, illuminare l'area grigia dove il racket e gli affari si incontrano. Intanto cade la neve ad Aosta, ed è maggio: un fuori stagione che nutre il malumore di Rocco. E come venuta da quell'umor nero, un'ombra lo insegue per colpirlo dove è più doloroso
Pulvis et umbra by Antonio Manzini( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in Italian and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Pulvis et umbra due trame si svolgono in parallelo. Ad Aosta si trova il cadavere di una trans. A Roma, in un campo verso la Pontina, due cani pastore annusano il cadavere di un uomo che porta addosso un foglietto scritto. L'indagine sul primo omicidio si smarrisce urtando contro identità nascoste ed esistenze oscurate. Il secondo lascia un cadavere che puzza di storie passate e di vendette. In entrambi Schiavone è messo in mezzo con la sua persona. E proprio quando il fantasma della moglie Marina comincia a ritirarsi, mentre l'agente Caterina Rispoli rivela un passato che chiede tenerezza e un ragazzino solitario risveglia sentimenti paterni inusitati, quando quindi la ruvida scorza con cui si protegge è sfidata da un po' di umanità intorno, le indagini lo sospingono a lottare contro le sue ombre. Tenta di afferrarle e gli sembra che si trasformino in polvere. La polvere che lascia ogni tradimento"--Page 2-3 of cover
7-7-2007 by Antonio Manzini( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Era di maggio by Antonio Manzini( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unos días después de haber liberado a Chiara Berguet, el subjefe Rocco Schiavone se encuentra muy afectado por un hecho que no le desearía a nadie: la muerte, en su propia casa, de la compañera de un amigo de Roma, acribillada con balas que iban destinadas a él. Pero cuando la depresión amenaza una vez más con doblegarlo, Rocco echa mano del mejor recurso que conoce para combatirla: expresar su ira contra todo el mundo, transmutada en una ironía capaz de herir más hondo que una navaja. Por fortuna, los agentes de la comisaría de Aosta, que están aprendiendo a convivir con la coraza de espinas que recubre el corazón malherido de su jefe, saben tomárselo con filosofía y aguantar el chaparrón. Así que, cuando Rocco sale del pozo, lo animan a emprender la búsqueda del asesino, que, al discurrir entre Roma y Aosta, se convierte en una dolorosa exploración de su pasado, un viaje en el tiempo que es como una herida abierta sobre una llaga que sigue sangrando. Y por si fuera poco, el caso de otro finado, al que en un principio se había dado carpetazo como víctima de un infarto, aterriza sobre su mesa para avivar su irritación. Y con él, un nuevo viaje, en esta ocasión al sector más acomodado de la ciudad, el de los que están fuera de toda sospecha, los que creen que pueden disponer de la vida humana como si de un peluche se tratara.Cuarta novela de la serie protagonizada por el subjefe Rocco Schiavone, un policía políticamente incorrecto donde los haya. En paralelo a los diversos casos se desarrolla, en realidad, un único relato: el de la vida de un hombre que choca contra la corrupción impune e invasiva de los privilegios sociales, contra el desencanto absoluto de la Italia de hoy. Un personaje de una verdad y una profundidad tales que da la impresión de tener vida propia
Orfani bianchi by Antonio Manzini( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young Moldovan woman travels to Rome in search of work."--Cataloger's summary
La giostra dei criceti by Antonio Manzini( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in Italian and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinque indagini romane per Rocco Schiavone by Antonio Manzini( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Italian and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together stories already published in several anthologies of this publishing house ... about assistant chief Rocco Schiavone. Anything but a good-cop, quite quirky in the criminal's shoes ... He knows he is about to say goodbye to the beloved city, but does not know his fate ... In this uncertainty, the past holds on to him ... Runing through Rome, familiar places, seeing old acquaintances, ... pity for the helpless and the great pain that once has torn my heart ..."--Goodreads.com
Sull'orlo del precipizio by Antonio Manzini( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La crisi in giallo( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il calcio in giallo by Alicia Giménez Bartlett( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viaggiare in giallo( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vacanze in giallo( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carnevale in giallo by Gian Mauro Costa( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giochiamo? : due racconti letti dagli autori by Niccolò Ammaniti( Recording )

3 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spitzentitel by Antonio Manzini( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piste noire : roman by Antonio Manzini( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black run by Antonio Manzini( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Already an international hit, a sly, sizzling mystery set in the Italian Alps, the first in a sensational crime series. Having got on the wrong side of some powerful people, Rocco Schiavone, deputy prefect of police, is exiled to Aosta, a small alpine town. The sophisticated, crotchety Roman is not best pleased - he despises mountains, snow, and the provincial locals as much as he disdains his superiors and their petty rules. What he loves is solving crimes... And when a mangled body is discovered on a piste, Rocco faces his first challenge --identifying the victim, a procedure complicated by his ignorance of the customs, dialect, and history of his new home. Undaunted, Rocco explores the ski runs, mountain huts, and aerial tramways, meeting ski instructors, Alpine guides and the hardworking, enigmatic inhabitants of Aosta, amongst them a few beauties eager to give him a particularly warm welcome. An insightful observer of human nature, Antonio Manzini writes with shrewd humour and a dash of irony, and introduces an irresistible hero -- a fascinating blend of swagger, machismo, and vulnerability-- in a colorful and atmospheric crime mystery series that is European crime fiction at its best
Sangue marcio by Antonio Manzini( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Antonio Manzini acteur, réalisateur, scénariste et écrivain italien

Antonio Manzini actor italiano

Antonio Manzini Italiaans acteur

Antonio Manzini Italian actor

Antonio Manzini italienischer Schauspieler

Antonio Manzini italiensk skådespelare

Antonio Manzini italiensk skodespelar

Antonio Manzini italiensk skuespiller

Антонио Мандзини

Languages
Italian (92)

English (22)

German (17)

French (17)

Spanish (15)

Catalan (3)

Polish (2)