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De Giovanni, Maurizio 1958-

Overview
Works: 121 works in 589 publications in 7 languages and 5,784 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Novels  Historical fiction  Noir fiction  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ4904.E146, 853.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Maurizio De Giovanni
The crocodile by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

44 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Naples as you've never seen it before. A chaotic, shadowy city full of ominous echoes and dark alleyways where each inhabitant seems too absorbed by his or her own problems to give a damn about anybody else. And that is exactly what makes it possible for a cold, methodical killer to commit his atrocious crimes largely undisturbed, to merge with the crowd as if he were invisible. The newspapers call him "The Crocodile" because, like a crocodile, when he devours his own children, he cries. And like a crocodile he is a perfect killing machine: he waits and watches until his prey is within range, and then he strikes. Three young people with very diverse backgrounds have been found murdered in three different neighborhoods, each shot with a single bullet, execution style. While his colleagues see little or no connection, Inspector Giuseppe Lojacono, smells a rat. He is driven by his instincts and his own troubled recent history. He has just been transferred to Naples from Sicily where a Mafioso-turned-informant accused him of leaking sensitive information to the mob. Once an esteemed member of the mobile unit of the Agrigento police force, Lojacono has lost everything, first and foremost the love of his wife and daughter. But now he's been given a second chance and a shot at clearing his name. A young magistrate, the beautiful Laura Piras, wants him in Naples. She's heard of his preternatural skills and his incredible powers of observation and she thinks a man like him is needed in Naples. So it is that Inspector Lojacono is charged with finding the link between the three dead bodies. At the root of these murders, he will discover, is a pain that still burns, a sense of guilt than cannot be purged, and one all-consuming love
The bastards of Pizzofalcone by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

34 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They've made a fresh start at the Pizzofalcone precinct of Naples. They fired every member of the investigative branch after they were found guilty of corruption. Now, there's a group of detectives, a new commissario, and a new superintendent. The new cops immediately find themselves investigating a high-profile murder that has the whole town on edge. Heading the investigation is Inspector Lojacono, known as "the Chinaman," a cop with a checkered past who is currently riding a reputation as a crack investigator after having captured a serial killer known as "The Crocodile." Lojacono's partner is Aragona, who wants to be known as "Serpico," but the name doesn't stick. Luigi Palma, a.k.a. "Gigi," is the Commissario, Francesco Romano, known as "Hulk," is the slightly self-deluded lieutenant. Lojacono, Aragona, Palma, and Romano are joined by a cast of cops portrayed by bestselling author Maurizio de Giovanni with depth and intimate knowledge of the close-knit world of police investigators. "--Goodreads.com
The bottom of your heart : inferno for commissario Ricciardi by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the middle of a summer heat wave, as Naples prepares for one of its most important holy days, a renowned surgeon falls to his death from the window of his office. For Commissario Ricciardi and Brigadier Maione it is the beginning of an investigation that will bring them into contact with the most torrid, conflicting and enduring of human passions. In the world Ricciardi and Maione are about to enter, infidelity appears inextricable from the most joyful expressions of love, and, this interdependence sows doubt and uncertainty in both men, compromising their own attempts at love. Ricciardi is one of the most intriguing and unique figures to appear in crime fiction in recent years. He possesses the dubious gift of being able to see and hear the last seconds in the lives of those who have suffered a violent death. This ability makes him an unusually effective investigator but plagues him and renders human relationships almost impossible. He is a classic noir hero and the cursed son of a city that, for all its Mediterranean splendor, is a perfect noir city. In this new installment in the Commissario Ricciardi series, Maurizio de Giovanni creates a large cast of unforgettable characters and a compelling, suspenseful plot that demonstrates once more why he is considered one of the best crime writers working today
Everyone in their place by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating the death of a duchess in 1931 Naples, Commissario Ricciardi is assisted by Brigadier Maione to connect the victim's demise to her associates in the Neapolitan privileged social circles and the local fascist elite
I will have vengeance : the winter of Commissario Ricciardi by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naples, March 1931: a bitter wind stalks the city streets, and murder lies at its chilled heart. As one of the world s greatest tenors, Maestro Vezzi, is found brutally murdered in his dressing room at Naples famous San Carlo Theatre, the enigmatic and aloof Commissario Ricciardi is called in to investigate. Arrogant and bad-tempered, Vezzi was hated by many, but with the livelihoods of the opera at stake, who would have committed this callous act? Ricciardi, along with his loyal colleague, Maione, is determined to discover the truth. But Ricciardi carries his own secret: will it help him solve this murder?
Glass souls : moths for Commissario Ricciardi by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in Italian and English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the abyss of a profound personal crisis, Commissario Ricciardi feels unable to open himself up to life. He has refused the love of both Enrica and Livia and the friendship of his partner, Maione. Contentment for Ricciardi proves as elusive as clues to the latest crime he has been asked to investigate -- amazon.com
The day of the dead : the autumn of Commissario Ricciardi by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Believing that Matteo, a young boy from the streets of 1930s Naples, was murdered, Commissario Ricciardi must conduct his investigation in secret since his superiors are preparing for a state visit from Benito Mussolini
Blood curse : the springtime of Commissario Ricciardi by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Naples, 1931. In a working class apartment in the Sanita' neighborhood an elderly woman by the name of Carmela Calise has been beaten to death. When Ricciardi and Maione arrive at the scene they start asking the neighbors questions. No one wants to talk but slowly a few interesting facts slip out. Carmela Calise was moonlighting as a fortuneteller and moneylender. In her decrepit apartment she would receive clients, among them some of the city's rich and powerful, predicting their futures in such a way as to manipulate and deceive. If economic ruin lurked in their futures, Calise was happy to help. For a price, of course. She had many enemies, those indebted to her, manipulated by her lies, disappointed by her prophesies or destroyed by her machinations. Murder suspects in this atmospheric thriller abound and Commissario Ricciardi, one of the most original and intriguing investigators in contemporary crime fiction, will have his work cut out for him"--Jacket
By my hand : the Christmas of Commissario Ricciardi by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in Italian and English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Naples prepares for its holiday celebrations, behind the facade of order and happiness imposed by the fascist regime lurks terrible poverty and blinding desperation. In a luxurious apartment on the Mergellina Beach the bodies of a fascist militia officer and his wife have been found. The woman has had her throat cut while the man has been stabbed over sixty times. Seemingly, the hands of two separate killers have been at work. A statuette of San Giuseppe, patron saint of workers, lies in pieces on the floor. At the scene of the crime, Ricciardi, who has the dubious gift of being able to see and hear the last seconds in the lives of those who have suffered a violent death, listens to the enigmatic last words of the couple. Accompanied by his faithful partner Brigadier Raffaele Maione, and once more troubled by two women who compete for his attentions, the Commissario will have to trace a wide and frenetic arc through the streets of Naples in order to uncover the truth
Darkness for the bastards of Pizzofalcone by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child is kidnapped. A high-class apartment is burgled. The two crimes seem to have no connection at all until Inspector Lojacono, known as 'the Chinaman', starts to investigate
De dood zingt in Napels by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als in Napels een door velen gehate tenor, lievelingszanger van Mussolini, wordt vermoord, moet de mysterieuze commissaris Ricciardi als meest succesvolle speurder van zijn korps de zaak oplossen
Viper : no resurrection for Commissario Ricciardi by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Springtime proffers fragrant temptations to the men and women of Naples. But evil also lurks in the sweet-smelling spring air. It is one week before Easter, Naples, 1932. At the high-class brothel in the center of town known as Paradiso, Viper, the most famous prostitute of all, is found dead. Suffocated with a pillow. Her last client swears that when he left her she was alive and well. But when her next client arrived, he found her dead. Who killed her and why? Ricciardi has to untangle a complex knot of greed, frustration, jealousy and rancor in order to solve the riddle of Viper's death. As he does so, he will discover no end of conflicting emotions just beneath the surface of a city that lives on passion
Nameless serenade : nocturne for Commissario Ricciardi by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Commissario Ricciardi Neapolitan mystery that packs a real punch. Years ago, Vinnie Sannino left Naples on a ship bound for America, where he found fame and wealth as a boxer. But his gilded life in the new world came to an abrupt end when, during a fight, with a heavy punch to the head of his opponent, Vinnie killed a man in the ring. Now, Vinnie's back in Italy, pining for the woman he left behind. Cettina, however, is now a married woman. She was, at least, until recently when her husband was found dead, killed by a single blow to the head. For Commissario Ricciardi, one of the most faceted cops in fiction, and his partner Maione, it is a going to be a long, rainy, week in Naples"--Page [4] of cover
Serenata senza nome : notturno per il commissario Ricciardi by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sono passati piú di quindici anni da quando Vinnie Sannino è emigrato in America, imbarcandosi di nascosto su una nave. Là ha avuto successo, è diventato campione mondiale di pugilato nella categoria dei mediomassimi. Ma il suo ultimo avversario, un pugile di colore, è morto, e lui non se l'è piú sentita di continuare. Adesso è tornato per inseguire l'amore mai dimenticato, Cettina, la ragazza che alla sua partenza aveva pianto disperata. La vita, però, è andata avanti anche per lei, che ora è donna e moglie. Vedova, anzi: perché il marito, un ricco commerciante, viene trovato morto. Qualcuno lo ha assassinato finendolo con un pugno alla tempia, simile a quello che, in una sera maledetta, Vinnie ha vibrato sul ring dall'altra parte del mondo. Per Ricciardi e Maione, e per i loro cuori, sarà davvero una brutta settimana di pioggia."--Page 4 of cover
De dood bedriegt in Napels by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rondini d'inverno : sipario per il commissario Ricciardi by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in Italian and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuccioli : per i Bastardi di Pizzofalcone by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in Italian and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A baby girl is found abandoned in a garbage can, and an Ukrainian woman is found strangled soon after. Soon the investigating team understands the link between the two events: the murdered woman is the unfortunate child's mother
Pane : per i bastardi di Pizzofalcone by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Italian and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quanta vita, quante vite. E quanto buon odore di pane, in città. Se non ci fosse anche il delitto. Quando un omicidio divide in due le forze di polizia, il gioco si fa davvero duro per i Bastardi, che per molti devono ancora dimostrare di esserlo davvero, dei bravi poliziotti. Da un lato ci sono loro, che seguono l'odore del pane. E del delitto. Ma dall'altra ci sono i tosti superdetective della Dda, che sentono odore di crimine organizzato. Mentre i sentimenti e le passioni di ogni personaggio si intrecciano con l'azione e determinano svolte sorprendenti, la città intera sembra trattenere il fiato. Per poi prendere voce. A volte c'è bisogno di un avversario agguerrito, per riuscire a capire chi sei davvero. Forse i Bastardi l'hanno trovato. E per dimostrare di essere i migliori sono disposti a tutto. Perfino a diventare davvero una squadra. Buona caccia, Bastardi. [ source : couverture ]
Gelo : per i Bastardi di Pizzofalcone by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Italian and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I guardiani by Maurizio De Giovanni( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in Italian and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Languages
Italian (161)

English (70)

German (23)

French (21)

Spanish (5)

Dutch (2)

Danish (1)