The Monster of Florence
Douglas Preston & Mario Spezi
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BY THE AUTHOR OF THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD
In the nonfiction tradition of John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City, Douglas Preston presents a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills surrounding .
In 2000, Douglas Preston fulfilled a dream to move his family to Italy. Then he discovered that the olive grove in front of their 14th century farmhouse had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known as the Monster of Florence. , intrigued, meets Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to learn more.
This is the true story of their search for--and identification of--the man they believe committed the crimes, and their chilling interview with him. And then, in a strange twist of fate, and Spezi themselves become targets of the police investigation. has his phone tapped, is interrogated, and told to leave the country. Spezi fares worse: he is thrown into 's grim Capanne prison, accused of being the Monster of Florence himself.
Like one of Preston's thrillers, The Monster of Florence, tells a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide-and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi, caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.
From Publishers Weekly
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This is an excellent book. The only thing wrong with it is they weren't able to discover who the real monster was.
My brother gave my wife the paperback as a birthday gift. I work in the oilfields of west tx, so bought it for my iPad. It is frightening how scary reality can be! This is the most captivating book I have ever read and the fact that the monster was never caught still gives me chills! Buy this book! You will not regret it! The only thing I didn't like was in the paperback, you see photos of people and crime scenes and electronically you don't!
Truth is stranger than fiction
A person could not make something like this up...