Books by Antonio Manzini

SPRING CLEANING by Antonio Manzini
Released: May 7, 2019

"Rocco's fourth case offers a procedural panorama with an abundance of subplots, characters, and lively dialogue. For readers new to the series, persistence will be needed, and rewarded."
A beleaguered police detective unravels a mysterious prison killing while continuing the hunt for a dangerous hit man. Read full book review >
ADAM'S RIB by Antonio Manzini
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"It's hard to believe the ingenuity behind the central mystery, which seems routine until the denouement. But Schiavone (Black Run, 2015) continues to make a memorable companion in crime."
Still smarting from the assault on a rapist that got him banished from Rome to pokey Val d'Aosta, Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone goes after whomever killed a local lady and tried to make her death look like suicide. Read full book review >
BLACK RUN by Antonio Manzini
Released: April 28, 2015

"The suspects are thin as onionskin, and the culprit might have been plucked from a hat. But Rocco's detective chops are as authentic as his crabbiness and his matter-of-fact corruption, and the denouement at Leone's funeral has to set some kind of record for calculated bad taste."
Manzini's first English translation presents an irascible policeman who'd rather be back among the fleshpots of his beloved Rome than clambering over a piste in an Alpine resort collecting evidence in a snowy murder case.Read full book review >