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The Monster of Florence por Douglas Preston
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The Monster of Florence (edição 2008)

por Douglas Preston (Autor)

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New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston teams up with Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to present a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills surrounding Florence, Italy. The Monster of Florence is a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide--and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi are caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.--From publisher description.… (mais)
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Título:The Monster of Florence
Autores:Douglas Preston (Autor)
Informação:Grand Central Publishing (2008), 322 pages
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    Caramellunacy: True stories of corruption in the justice system. The Monster of Florence is about the search for a serial killer in Italy, The Innocent Man is a man falsely convicted and on death row.
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This true crime book, published in 2008 details the the investigation of a string of murders which took place on the outskirts of Florence (my second favorite city in Italy, Venice being #1!) from 1974 through 1985. The crimes have never been solved, although there have been several prosecutions and subsequent releases of suspects thought to be the serial killer, dubbed "Il Mostro di Firenze" or "The Monster of Florence".
he book is chock full of characters that if put in a work of fiction, would not seem to fit in the same book... Prince Roberto Corsini ( a murder victim from one of the oldest families in Florence and purported Monster of Florence), Count Niccolo Capponi ( military historian from an ancient Florentine family), Mario Spezi, (journalist /crime investigator extraordinaire ,also purported Monster of Florence), Doug Preston, (author of many crime novels, purported accomplice to Spezi), Pietro Pacciani, (incestuous child rapist, purported Monster), Mario Vianni, (retired postman, and suspected accomplice to Pacciani) , as well as several Sardinian balenti (brigands), a couple of "village idiots" and an alcoholic prostitute, and hostile incompetent investigators (akin to the Keystone Cops), an orgiastic sex ring, and supposed satanic cult!
To read more, click here to read my blog: https://tinyurl.com/y34ggsrb ( )
  Chrissylou62 | Aug 1, 2020 |
A fascinating look at what can happen to a police investigation if the mentality of a nation gets in the way. Conspiracy theories, wild accusations, bureaucracy, broken justice system – everything played its part in the Monster of Florence case.

I mean, one Italian journalist jailed, one American writer deported, and countless other people’s lives ruined, because Italy is… fundamentally Italian, I suppose. ( )
  tetiana.90 | May 2, 2020 |
I listened to this book on audio.

It was a fairly interesting listen, the narrator had a nice Italian accent that contributed a lot to my enjoyment of this novel. It's the horrible story of a serial killer in Florence, Italy. One whose identity remains a mystery to this day.

I learned that Italian police procedures are not reliable and they are unlike anything that we hear about in the U.S. I also learned that the Italian police and investigators do not require the same types of evidence that we do to obtain warrants or to interrogate people. This book made me very glad to be a U.S. citizen.

Anyway, this was an enjoyable "read"- quite different from anything I've read from Douglas Preston before. Sadly, the real killer was probably laughing at the police as they were interrogating Mr. Preston and Mr. Spezi. He is probably still laughing right now, if he's still alive. Just the thought of a killer like that being free is chilling. If you read this book, you will be chilled as well. ( )
  Charrlygirl | Mar 22, 2020 |
I'm not a true crime person. I listened to this because my husband loves it and wanted to share it with me. With that said, I enjoyed it more than I expected. It's an interesting story though I had trouble working past feeling a bit Roman-at-the-Colesseum at playing audience to a real horrors for pleasure. If you're a fan of the genre, I think you might find this to your liking.

Regarding the specific audio book edition I heard, I didn't like the Italian accents the narrator used. Actually, there was something about his voice as a whole that I just didn't like, but I really didn't like it when he did Italian accents. Sometimes I just respond poorly to certain voices for reasons that are beyond me, so don't take that as a statement on the quality of his reading or accents.

Also, I have much less interest in visiting Italy now. ( )
  Zoes_Human | Feb 19, 2020 |
The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
2008
Nonfiction, true crime, mystery

An astonishing true crime novel which spans over 14 years in which the author finds himself deeply imbedded into the mystery. With the help of an Italian journalist, Mario Spezi, they embark on a journey to uncover the identity of the "Monster of Florence". Although many years have past since the serial killings, the case is still open and very much alive as the two investigators discover. It seems the closer this duo get to uncovering the truth, the more vulnerable they become to the legal system who seems determined to squash their findings. It is astounding the lengths people in power will go to narrate the story which best suits them. The judicial system in Italy is very different from that in the USA which adds to the complexity in deciphering what is true from what is mere speculation. It does not surprise me how the trial of Amanda Knox had turned into a twisted and chaotic story given the procedures of the Italian authorities.
Life is definitely crazier than fiction. Although what makes this story unnerving is the knowledge that the information is based on a true story. You almost wish you were reading a work of fiction.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/268235750

https://bookwormreviewblog.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-monster-of-florence-by-dougl...

https://www.bookbub.com/books/the-monster-of-florence-by-douglas-preston

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***Of note: Douglas Preston has an equally compelling non-fiction novel (2017) The Lost City of the Monkey Gods which I have reviewed separately.
https://bookwormreviewblog.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-lost-city-of-monkey-god-by-d...
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  marquis784 | Feb 15, 2020 |
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Danchin, SebastianTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Volk, KatharinaTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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To my partners in our Italian adventure: my wife, Christine, and
my children Aletheia and Isaac. And to my daughter Selene, who
wisely kept her feet planted firmly in America.
—Douglas Preston

A mia moglie Myriam e a mia figlia Eleonora,
che hanno scusato la mia ossessione.
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In 1969, the year men landed on the moon, I spent an unforgettable summer in Italy.
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New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston teams up with Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to present a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills surrounding Florence, Italy. The Monster of Florence is a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide--and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi are caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.--From publisher description.

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