Basilica by William D. Montalbano
© 2002-2017
Set in Italy

CRIMNI - Italian Noir


Paul Adam
 Unhold Trinity
Oliver Banks
 The Caravaggio Obsession
Tonino Benacquista
 Holy Smoke
Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini
 The Sunday Woman
Marcello Fois
 The Advocate
Leslie Forbes
 Waking Raphael
Luca di Fulvio
 The Mannequin Man
Carlo Emilio Gadda
 That Awful Mess on Via Merulana
Giuseppe Genna
 In the Name of Ishmael
Kelly Jones
 The Lost Madonna
Amara Lakhous
 Clash of Civilizations Over An Elevator in Piazza Vittorio
Dacia Maraini
William D. Montalbano
Magdalen Nabb
  & Paolo Vagheggi
 The Prosecutor
Ottavio Cappellani
 Who Is Lou Sciortino?
 Sicilian Tragedee
Ben Pastor
 Liar Moon
Alessandro Perissinotto
 Blood Sisters
Ellis Peters
 Holiday with Violence
Juan Manuel de Prada
 The Tempest
Giampiero Rigosi
 Night Bus
Giorgio Scerbanenco
 Duca and the Milan Murders
Leonardo Sciascia
 A Man's Blessing
 Equal Danger
 The Day of the Owl
T.C. Van Adler
 St. Agatha's Breast


William D. Montalbano

One of the nation's most distinguished foreign correspondents, WILLIAM D. M0NTALBANO was Rome bureau chief for the 'Los Angeles Times' for eight years, and its London bureau chief for three, before his untimely death in March 1998. While in Rome, he traveled with the pope on more that two dozen trips to four continents. Montalbano, the winner of a dozen national reporting awards, was the author or co-author of four novels.

Set in Vatican City

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JACKET NOTES:  In Vatican City, a lone priest trudges up a winding walkway to the top of St. Peter's Basilica--only to make a fatal descent down the same passage. The mysterious circumstances surrounding the fall bring together two men of the church. One is the newly-elected pope, a young, audacious risk-taker--the other, is Brother Paul, whose won painful past is stirrred by the violent death. But even as the veils are drawn back on the truth, the two men are shadowed by long-hidden ghosts...In a never-ending maze of ald animosities and newfound alliances, they will learn it is hard to change an institution, and even harder to cahnge a life...
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