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A woman much missed / Valerio Varesi ; translated from the Italian by Joseph Farrell.

A woman much missed / Valerio Varesi ; translated from the Italian by Joseph Farrell.
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ISBN 9780857053459 (paperback)
Author Varesi, Valerio, 1959- author.
Title A woman much missed / Valerio Varesi ; translated from the Italian by Joseph Farrell.
Publisher/Date London, England : MacLehose Press, an imprint of Quercus Publishing Ltd, 2015.
©2015.
Pagination etc. 269 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Series A Commissario Soneri investigation 4
Contents note First published in the Italian language as L'affittacamere by Sperling & Kupfer in 2004.
Summary Note 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.
Language note Translated from the Italian.
Subject Police chiefs -- Italy -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Italy -- Fiction
Italy -- Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction.
Added Author Farrell, Joseph translator.
Shelf Location F VARE
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