The Fatal Touch by Conor Fitzgerald
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BIO
Conor Fitzgerald has lived in Ireland, the UK, the United States and Italy. He has worked as an arts editor, produced a current affairs journal for foreign embassies based in Rome, and founded a successful translation company. He is married with two children and lives in Rome.

Conor Fitzgerald

Commissario Alec Blume

The Fatal Touch

Product Description: A recent spate of attacks against tourists has given an area of Rome an unwelcome reputation. And when, in the early hours of a spring Saturday morning, German tourists come across the body of an elderly English artist in Piazza de' Renzi, it looks like just another in this unpleasant string of muggings for Commissioner Alec Blume. But when Blume learns that the dead man was no tramp, but a highly skilled forger of the masters and joint owner of the Galleria Orpiment, the investigation takes on a different hue. Blume's conviction that this was no mugging-gone-wrong is only strengthened by the unlikely interest of Colonel Farinelli, former director of the Art Forgery and Heritage Division of the Carabinieri, who, whilst hindering Blume's own enquiries, seems to know more about the artist, his gallery and business partner than he's letting on...
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