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A Cold Death

Antonio Manzini / Daniel Philpott
Small towns can hide big secrets but Rocco Schiavone will do whatever it takes to bring them into the light. The second novel in the internationally bestselling series from Italian crime maestro Antonio Manzini.In an elegant apartment in a chilly Alpine town a cleaning lady makes a gruesome discovery: the body of her employer hanging from a chandelier in a dark room in an apparent suicide.Working the case is Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone banished from his beloved Rome to snowy small-town Aosta. An incurable cynic perpetually at war with the world - and the weather - Rocco is unconvinced that Esther killed herself.Armed with his intuition and his inimitable brand of morality he begins to hunt for a killer. But as he digs deeper into Esther’s life Rocco is increasingly troubled by personal matters: his dissatisfied girlfriend Nora; the very vocal memory of his deceased wife Marina; and a score that still needs settling back in Rome.Small towns can hide big secrets but Rocco will do whatever it takes to bring them into the light.In the thrilling mystery of A Cold Death Rocco's military background and procedural approach to detective work are put to the test. Despite being a top detective in Rome the rural setting of Aosta presents new challenges.For fans of Andrea Camilleri (Riccardino) Gianrico Carofiglio (The Measure of Time) Donna Leon (Unto Us a Son Is Given) Maurizio De Giovanni (The Bottom of Your Heart) and Michael Connelly (Resurrection Walk).

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Genre Crime
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 11th August 2016
  • Duration 08 Hrs. 03 Mins.
  • ISBN 9780008124342