Commissario Trotti #1
Set in Pavia (Lombardia, Italia)
1982, 2014 published by Soho Crime
A small-town kidnapping presents a major problem for Commissario Trottiand draws us into CWA Award winner Timothy Williams’ debut, set against the rich backdrop of a provincial Italian city.
Northern Italy, 1978: Commissario Piero Trotti, trusted senior police investigator in an anonymous provincial city off the River Po, has two difficult cases to solve. A dismembered body has been found in the river, and its up to Trotti to figure out who the murder victim is. At the same time, an estranged friend approaches Trotti with a desperate personal plea: his six-year-old daughterTrottis own goddaughterhas been kidnapped. In the wake of the high-profile kidnapping of Aldo Moro, president of Italys majority party, faith in law enforcement is at an all-time low, and its no surprise the distraught father isnt willing to take this matter to the police.