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The White Devil

Domenic Stansberry

12 Reviews

Rated 0

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Welcome to the dark side of the dolce vita.

IN THE STREETS OF ROME, VICKI WILSON'S LOVERS KEEP TURNING UP DEAD.

Vittoria, as she's known in Italy, is a small-time actress who left behind a dark past in her native Texas and followed her fading writer husband to the Eternal City.

Guided by her controlling brother Johnny, Vittoria soon enters the upper circles of Roman society, mingling with shady cardinals and corrupt senators. Among them is Paolo Orsini, who quickly falls prey to Vittoria's charms. Too bad he's married; too bad his wife, an aging film icon, is murdered.

From the ravishing beauty of Rome to the pristine beaches of Malibu, Vittoria finds herself at the heart of a lethal chase, spiralling dangerously out of control...

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Praise for The White Devil

  • Freaking incredible - Crimespree

  • Stansberry nails the sultry, decadent, and erotically charged tone with one perfectly placed hammer stroke after another. - Booklist

  • Perhaps the most surprising feature of this tour de force is its pervasive links to both Jacobean tragedy and contemporary Mediterranean noir. Who knew? - Kirkus

  • More than a murder mystery: a story of Italy, obsessions, candid cultural observations, and a sense of place and confused purpose that keeps readers guessing, entertained, and thoroughly immersed - Midwest Book Review

  • Edgar-winner Stansberry takes the reader on a wild ride in this exceptional noir... Compelling reading. - Publishers Weekly - starred review

  • Sultry, decadent, and erotically charged - Booklist

  • A wild ride... exceptional. - Publishers Weekly - starred review

  • Stansberry is a hard-hitting, uncompromising writer - Bookreporter.com

  • Perhaps the most surprising feature of this tour de force is its pervasive links to both Jacobean tragedy and contemporary Mediterranean noir. Who knew? - Kirkus

  • Stansberry is an extraordinarily evocative writer - George Pelecanos, writer/producer THE WIRE

  • A sensitive writer and observer - New York Times

  • One of the genre's best writers right now - Sarah Weinman, author of THE REAL LOLITA

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