THE FIRST INSPECTOR TERESA BATTAGLIA NOVELA TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTHAn idyllic village in the Alps. A legacy of sin. An evil hiding in the shadows.
POLICE INSPECTOR TERESA BATTAGLIA IS:
[ ] Too old for her job
[ ] Overweight and diabetic
[ ] Terrified
[ ] The best detective you'll ever meet
[X] ALL OF THE ABOVE
A ruthless killer is spreading panic in a quiet village in the Italian Alps.
Police Inspector Teresa Battaglia is the only one who can stop them.
But how can you catch a monster when you're slowly losing your mind?
Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, a criminal profile expert, is in her sixties, overweight, lonely, diabetic, full of the ailments of ageing - and delightful. It's rare that such a character enters crime fiction for the first time, and with such gripping impact. - Marcel Berlins, The Times
Creepy and evocative... but what gives this novel particular appeal is the sixty-something central character, whose abrasive manner hides a warm heart - Guardian
Head off to the Alps with the intriguing Detective Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, an Italian police chief who is set to give Tyneside's Vera a run for her money... Exciting, ice-coated, chilling and thrilling - Lancashire Post
ILARIA TUTI lives in Friuli, in the far north-eastern part of Italy. FLOWERS OVER THE INFERNO, the first book in the Teresa Battaglia trilogy, was a Times 'Crime Book of the Month' and a top 10 bestseller on publication in Italy.
Her second novel PAINTED IN BLOOD was published in Italy in 2019 and became an instant top 5 bestseller.