A Fine Italian Hand by William Murray
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Mystery Series
Set in Italy


Donna Leon
Andrea Camilleri
Michael Dibdin
Timothy Williams
Magdalen Nabb
Grace Brophy
Massimo Carlotto
Gianrico Carofiglio
Carlo Lucarelli
Timothy Holme
Iain Pears
Edward Sklepowich
Marshall Browne
David Hewson
Simon Buck
Aaron Elkins

Set in Milan

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WILLIAM MURRAY is a longtime ‘New Yorker’ writer whose insightful essays on the Italian scene have charmed and instructed readers for decades. In addition to his nine Shifty Lou Anderson titles, he is the author of many other novels and works of non-fiction including ‘The Last Italian and Italy: The Fatal Gift’. He lives in Del Mar, California.

William Murray

The Shifty Lou Anderson Mystery Series

A Fine Italian Hand

JACKET NOTES:  It was an IBM meeting--International Brotherhood of Magicians, that is--that brought Shifty Lou Anderson to Milan, Italy, in the first place. But in spite of all the beautiful women and the fantastic food, it wasn't long before he was sorry he had come. To Shifty, Milan was a city of users who flourished by sucking others dry.
Bobby Jo Dawson was gorgeous, an American model in the making, or so she thought--and she and Shifty hit it off together right away .... But suddenly she was gone, raped and beaten and thrown away like the wrapper from an exquisite Perugina chocolate.
Leading the parade of suspects was Adriano Barone, the filthy rich (with the emphasis on filthy) scion of one of the most powerful--and crooked--families in the country. Bobby J0 had been deathly afraid of him--and when Adriano and Shifty met, it was hate at first sight.
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The Shifty Lou Anderson Mystery Series

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