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Recommended crime books (4)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into crime here are some crime books from Italy for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

1.

Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
In its first two years of production in Italy, Accidental Death of an Anarchist was seen by over half a million people. The play concerns the case of an anarchist railway worker who, in 1969, 'fell' to his death from a police headquarters window.

2.

Der Name der Rose by Umberto Eco DE

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
Daß er in den Mauern der prächtigen Benediktinerabtei an den Hängen des Apennin das Echo eines verschollenen Lachens hören würde, das hell und klassisch herüberklingt aus der Antike, damit hat der englische Franziskanermönch William von Baskerville nicht gerechnet. Zusammen mit Adson von Melk, seinem etwas tumben, jugendlichen Adlatus, ist er in einer höchst delikaten politischen Mission unterwegs. Doch in den sieben Tagen ihres Aufenthalts werden die beiden mit kriminellen Ereignissen und drastischen Versuchungen konfrontiert: Ein Mönch ist im Schweineblutbottich ertrunken, ein anderer aus de... continue

3.

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco EN

Rating: 5 (8 votes)
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate charges of heresy against Franciscan monks at a wealthy Italian abbey but finds his mission overshadowed by seven bizarre murders.

4.

The Shape of Water (La Forma Dell'acqua) by Andrea Camilleri EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
Silvio Lupanello, a big shot in the village of Vigta, is found dead in his car in a rough part of town frequented by prostitutes and drug dealers. Enter Inspector Salvo Montalbano. With his mix of humor, cynicism, compassion, and love of good food, Montalbano goes into battle against the powerful and the corrupt who block his path to the real killer.