I Will Have Vengeance

I Will Have Vengeance

The Winter of Commissario Ricciardi

Book - 2012
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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?
Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, c2012
ISBN: 9781609450946
Branch Call Number: MF DE GIOVANNI
Characteristics: 216 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Appel, Anne Milano


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Sep 12, 2016

Really enjoyed the story, although I prefer De Giovanni's Crocodile book and detective to this one. Nevertheless expertly written and entertaining.

AuntJane Apr 04, 2016

The Commissario has an unusual ability to see the final moments of peoples lives, which, while an emotional burden, helps him solve crimes. There are some awkward sentences I'll attribute to the translation, but otherwise a good, suspenseful read. I enjoyed reading and learning about the opera. This is mystery Noir, this is not a Donna Leon type book...

Feb 21, 2016

Please find my review at http://echoes-empty-mind.blogspot.com/2016/02/book-review-i-will-have-vengeance-by.html.

Aug 09, 2015

Stopped reading after first few pages: it seemed both boring and bombastic.

I don't think it comes anywhere near Donna Leon's writing, from prose style to characters.

May 21, 2014

Donna Leon fans will probably enjoy Commissario Ricciardi even though he doesn't eat nearly as well as Brunetti!


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