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  1. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    RECENTLY FEATURED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL He saw a man sitting on the ground holding both arms tightly around his stomach as if hugging himself A yellowish foam bubbling with air oozed from his mouth His eyes were glassy, Even from a distance like that, the Commissario could make out his words I can t live without you I can t live without you I can t live without you. He poisoned himself, Ricciardi thought Barbiturates, acid, bleach, Does anything ever change Commissario Ri RECENTLY FEATURED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL He saw a man sitting on the ground holding both arms tightly around his stomach as if hugging himself A yellowish foam bubbling with air oozed from his mouth His eyes were glassy, Even from a distance like that, the Commissario could make out his words I can t live without you I can t live without you I can t live without you. He poisoned himself, Ricciardi thought Barbiturates, acid, bleach, Does anything ever change Commissario Ricciardi would have apeaceful existence if people would quit dying violently You see He sees Dead People and they talk to him image error Ricciardi is not the Pie Maker.It is March 1931 in Naples and the world s greatest tenor Maestro Arnaldo Vezzi is found murdered in his dressing room at the Naples San Carlo Theater He also happens to be the favorite tenor of Il Duce, or better known as Benito Mussolini, or as I affectionately call him The Chin Ricciardi s bosses are receiving a littlepressure than normal to find the killer, and find them quickly They assign the case to the officer that has closedcases than anyone else in the history of the department, of course, that would be Ricciardi With his gift or should I say his curse, he is able to obtain information that is not available to a normal detective image error The ChinHe felt the emotionthan anything else, Each time he grasped their sorrow, their surprise, their rage, their misery Even their love This was what the Incident, his life sentence, was like It came upon him like the ghost of a galloping horse, leaving him no time to avoid it no warning preceded it, no physical sensation followed it except for the recollection of it Yet another scar on his soul The victims are frozen in time muttering the last thing they said or their last thought It makes it so easy when they say Guiseppe, you bastard you ve killed me Not the case with Vezzi He is muttering I will have vengeance Vezzi is loved worshiped by thousands of ardent opera fans, but like many talented people of the genius level he was temperamental He threw expensive fits that kept his manager busy trying to explain away his bad behavior He had a particular fondness for girls barely out of the tween age group This tends to upset fathers He also enjoyed, as a pastime, seducing married women, which tends to upset husbands He, in other words, always preferred the forbidden fruit The suspect list grows the longer Ricciardi investigates Ricciardi is rich, titled, handsome, and sporting a pair of flashing green eyes that make women from all ages a little weak in the knees Even though he is one of Naples most eligible bachelors the husband seeking women of Naples receive little encouragement He wears his melancholy like a shroud His one joy, and he eats one almost every day, is a sfogliatella image error Yum.He does have another joy It is so secret I don t know if I should tell you, but I have to tell you because it is the very thing that raised this book from a locked room Agatha Christie with a supernatural twist up to a book that left an indelible impression on that part of my soul that still believes in love, unrequited love, true loveWith the lights turned off, he went to the window and parted the curtains The patch of sky, swept clear and cloudless by the strong north wind, displayed four bright stars Ricciardi wanted to be illuminated, but not by the stars.The light that mattered to him was that of a dim lamp on a small table, behind the window across from his building opposite The table was beside an armchair in which a young woman sat, embroidering.Ricciardi knew that her name was Enricaimage error Every night, whenever possible, he parts the curtains of his bedroom and gazes upon Enrica He has never spoken to her, nor been in her presence, but his longing for her is a soul yearning for another He is completely smitten and so is sheevery night she felt those same feverish eyes on her, for hours From behind a windowpane in winter, and unobstructed in summer, when the scent of the sea reached Santa Teresa, borne by the hot wind from the south And how that gaze was everything, a promise, a dream, even an ardent embrace Thinking about it, she instinctively turned to the window The curtain opposite was open Lowering her eyes and blushing, Enrica hid a small smile good evening, my love So yes I will have to readabout Commissario Ricciardi I must see if Maurizio de Giovanni has the fortitude and the patience to handle this wonderful, brimming love affair with the deftness and the assurance that he did in this book This is another in my growing stack of satisfying reads of the genre termed Mediterranean Noir This series was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal you wish to seeof my most recent book and movie reviews, visit also have a Facebook blogger page at


  2. Antigone Antigone says:

    The Vice Questore would gladly have gotten rid of that strange, silent man, his eyes like daggers not a friend, never a familiar overture, and according to what they said he had no attachments or particular sexual inclinations that might make himvulnerable Unfortunately, he was very capable Cases that seemed extremely complex, that he couldn t even read in their entirety, were solved by that individual with almost supernatural ability As if what was whispered around were true that heThe Vice Questore would gladly have gotten rid of that strange, silent man, his eyes like daggers not a friend, never a familiar overture, and according to what they said he had no attachments or particular sexual inclinations that might make himvulnerable Unfortunately, he was very capable Cases that seemed extremely complex, that he couldn t even read in their entirety, were solved by that individual with almost supernatural ability As if what was whispered around were true that he conversed with the devil himself, who told him about his transgressions Garzo thought that, in order to understand crime so well, you had to be something of a criminal yourself That was why he, a good person, could never figure it out.Many keep their distance from Commissario Riccardi, arriving as he does on a bittersweet wind to scenes of murder and cruel brutality in the city of Naples, circa 1931 The instincts of his brethren, while never proven out or adequately explained, are nonetheless reliable Had they known he was a man to whom the dead appeared who saw the freshly deceased soaked in the blood of their final moments and heard their final, aching words, it would not have drawn people any closer And so he keeps this truth to himself, using his gruesome, preternatural ability to assist in the solving of crime.In this, the first of de Giovanni s novels, we follow our cursed detective as he attempts to track down the killer of Il Duce s favorite tenor an arrogant and abusive artist whose ruthless treatment of those around him results in no shortage of suspects That his sanguinary ghost sings out two lines of opera to Riccardi is also not much help Were these the lyrics of his next performance, or the singer s coded clue from beyond Only time and a brush up on his operas will come, in the end, to tell.Lyrical, atmospheric, and peppered with scenes of dark, melancholy poignancy there s such a heft of shadow to this that I find myself quite ensnared


  3. Kristine Brancolini Kristine Brancolini says:

    I Will Have Vengeance is a near perfect mystery novel It is beautifully written at least it seems to be in this translation and meticulously plotted There is nothing extraneous in either de Giovanni s writing style or the plot But that s not to say that either is spare or stripped down Unlike The Whisperer, which I just trashed for its lack of a clear setting among other things , this book is completely opposite it is set in magical Naples in 1931, March 25 to be exact De Giovanni e I Will Have Vengeance is a near perfect mystery novel It is beautifully written at least it seems to be in this translation and meticulously plotted There is nothing extraneous in either de Giovanni s writing style or the plot But that s not to say that either is spare or stripped down Unlike The Whisperer, which I just trashed for its lack of a clear setting among other things , this book is completely opposite it is set in magical Naples in 1931, March 25 to be exact De Giovanni evocatively recreates the city during the pre war years, with lots of historical detail about buildings, neighborhoods, and the life of the city The translator, Anne Milano Appel, includes cultural and historical notes that enrich the reading experience I especially liked the descriptions of food served at Caffe Gambrinus It s still there, still famous, and still serving sfogliatella.De Giovanni has also created a detective worthy of Raymond Chandler, the charismatic, green eyed Commissario Luigi Alfredo Ricciardi He has a strange gift In visions that Ricciardi thinks of as the Incident, he sees the final moments of dead people who have suffered violent deaths by murder, suicide, and accidents Many of these visions are heartbreaking deaths of children These visions sometimes helps him solve crimes, but at least in this book, it was not creepy or too supernatural Sadly, Ricciardi s gift has also cut him off from other people with the exception of his partner Brigadier Maione and his tata Rosa, he has no relationships He pines for a young woman whom he watches in the opposite apartment but he hasn t summoned the courage to speak to her We learn that Enrica also loves Ricciardi from afar and I m sure every reader hopes they will connect Finally, this book is set in the opera, with the murder of a brilliant and famous tenor, Arnaldo Vezzi, beloved by Mussolini, but universally reviled by just about everyone else Vezzi is the type of genius who makes you glad you aren t one De Giovanni expresses the role that opera used to play in the lives of Italians through the character of opera loving priest don Pierino The operas and life in and around the San Carlo Theater, Naples opera house, are beautifully woven into the book We learn about the connections between operas Cavallaria Rusticana and Pagliacci, both to be performed the night Vezzi is murdered, and connections between the operas and the murder So, yes, I ll start Book 2 in the Commissario Ricciardi series tonight Can t wait to get back to Naples


  4. Sharon Bolton Sharon Bolton says:

    This book isn t out yet in English, it was sent to me as a review copy, but it came as a very pleasant surprise One of the world s greatest tenors and also one of the most hated men in opera , Maestro Vezzi, is found murdered in his dressing room at Naples famous theatre, San Carlo Theatre The aloof and enigmatic detective Commissario Ricciardi is called in to investigate But Ricciardi carries his own unearthly secret The central idea behind this series, and one I really wish I d thought of This book isn t out yet in English, it was sent to me as a review copy, but it came as a very pleasant surprise One of the world s greatest tenors and also one of the most hated men in opera , Maestro Vezzi, is found murdered in his dressing room at Naples famous theatre, San Carlo Theatre The aloof and enigmatic detective Commissario Ricciardi is called in to investigate But Ricciardi carries his own unearthly secret The central idea behind this series, and one I really wish I d thought of myself, is that the protagonist, Ricciardi, sees dead people, their ghosts apparently frozen in the final few seconds of their lives This extraordinary talent gives him an edge in murder investigations, but leads to a very lonely, tormented existence I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of Naples in the 1930s and the sense of what life for Italians must have been like under Mussolini s rule Ricciardi is supported by a finely drawn cast of characters in this deceptively simple and very satisfying mystery story


  5. Nooilforpacifists Nooilforpacifists says:

    I m not sure why the Wall Street Journal raved about this one A mystery not police procedural set in 1931 Naples, the period piece aspects may be the highlight It s the first in a series that only now are being translated into English.But the detective protagonist reads the minds of the dead Not that that helps solving the crime too much indeed, the motivation and murderer was the opposite of the ghostly pointer It was a slow read And one of the two plot elements was obvious from the s I m not sure why the Wall Street Journal raved about this one A mystery not police procedural set in 1931 Naples, the period piece aspects may be the highlight It s the first in a series that only now are being translated into English.But the detective protagonist reads the minds of the dead Not that that helps solving the crime too much indeed, the motivation and murderer was the opposite of the ghostly pointer It was a slow read And one of the two plot elements was obvious from the start the second, a last chapter surprise, all theridiculous for lacking a foundation


  6. John John says:

    A fine example of the frequent unhelpfulness of genre categorizations.Homicide detective Commissario Ricciardi of the Naples police has an unusual ability like the kid at the heart of M Night Shyamalan s The Sixth Sense, he can See Dead People specifically, those who have died a violent death, whether by accident or by malicious intent These revenants aren t able to consciously communicate with him, but their actions can assist him in his investigationsor, sometimes, hinder him with A fine example of the frequent unhelpfulness of genre categorizations.Homicide detective Commissario Ricciardi of the Naples police has an unusual ability like the kid at the heart of M Night Shyamalan s The Sixth Sense, he can See Dead People specifically, those who have died a violent death, whether by accident or by malicious intent These revenants aren t able to consciously communicate with him, but their actions can assist him in his investigationsor, sometimes, hinder him with equivocal signals.So is this a ghost story No Well, maybe yes .In Ricciardi s latest case, a brilliant operatic tenor has been discovered murdered in his dressing room Although millions loved the Arnaldo Vezzi they saw on stage or heard on radio or records, Ricciardi soon discovers that in real life the man was an arrogant, exploitative swine While all of Vezzi s colleagues are distressed that he s dead, because in one way or another he represented a meal ticket, none of them is especially unhappy or surprised that finally someone did what they ve all dreamed of doing.So is this a murder mystery No Well, maybe yes .The time is 1931 Ricciardi must operate within a rigidly hierarchical establishment where everyone is ultimately beholden to the fascist overlords, rebellion against whom even minor can bring down terrible retribution on one s head True, the restrictions aren t as yet too draconian for a man in Ricciardi s position, recognized as he is as the finest detective Naples possesses even if he is a bit strange, a loner who has funny habits and prickly manners yet the inhibitions are undoubtedly there.So is this a historical novel No Well, maybe yes .As for Ricciardi himself, because he s seeing dead people and their grief at every turn, he s become saturated with sorrow People don t like looking him in the eyes because of the pain they see there He lives in a self imposed psychological exile from the society around him, capable of love yet incapable of letting himself love, yearning for the neighbor he can see embroidering in her room opposite his window every night yet tongue tied on the solitary occasion he meets her face to face He seems able to love only if there s an uncrossable distance between himself and the object of his love.So is this a psychological novel Well, maybe that s about as close as it comes to any of the standard genre classifications.In other words, the best way to approach I Will Have Vengeance is, I think, simply to take it on its own terms as a novel, and forget any preconceptions as to what it s supposed to be.Of course, the publisher isn t frightfully helpful here The back of the cover bears the label WORLD NOIR while also carrying a review quote that says, There sthan a touch of Agatha Christie in this tale I d vehemently dispute the latter comment on all sorts of grounds At first I rejected the noir label, too, but later thought persuaded me it wasjustified, in the same way that Camus s L Etranger, which I recently read for the first time, to my shame , could likewise be considered as WORLD NOIR even if that mightn t be the first way you d think of it.So is this a good novel Well, yes, I d say it probably is


  7. John John says:

    First, I want to get out of the way that the hook for this series is that Ricciardi sees ghosts but only those who ve died violently in all their gory ness, never regular deaths a minus for me Moreover, he s one of the brooding types, who keeps his distance from everyone, including, I felt, the reader Still, the murder itself kept me wondering who did it, and the secondary characters were quite well done When the murderer finally describes the crime in detail, Ricciardi learns that th First, I want to get out of the way that the hook for this series is that Ricciardi sees ghosts but only those who ve died violently in all their gory ness, never regular deaths a minus for me Moreover, he s one of the brooding types, who keeps his distance from everyone, including, I felt, the reader Still, the murder itself kept me wondering who did it, and the secondary characters were quite well done When the murderer finally describes the crime in detail, Ricciardi learns that the image he sees associated with the event, while correct in the sense of being a factual representation like a photograph, needed context to be able to correctly interpret what had happened Sorry, anythingwould be a spoiler Grover Gardner s narration is well done, though as he reads the Sicilian Montalbano series it was a small challenge to keep this one separate in my mind at times Oddly, only this first one, and the sixth are available in audio format My library has the second one, so I ll try it in print perhaps that ll make it easier to get past the parade of damaged spirits


  8. AC AC says:

    I d been looking forward to reading this for several weeks but, in the event, I was disappointed The book is well written and seems professional and intelligent, and so promises that the remainder of the series could well be as good as many other readers seem to think they are And I do plan to read them But this one was rather flat and it s hard to put my finger on exactly why Also, the conceit that Ricciardi can see dead people is, after all, a bit silly and hard to pull off, even t I d been looking forward to reading this for several weeks but, in the event, I was disappointed The book is well written and seems professional and intelligent, and so promises that the remainder of the series could well be as good as many other readers seem to think they are And I do plan to read them But this one was rather flat and it s hard to put my finger on exactly why Also, the conceit that Ricciardi can see dead people is, after all, a bit silly and hard to pull off, even though Giovanni does try to soft shoe it He should have simply dumped it on the editor s floor.Speaking of shoes Anyway one has to suffer through a first book before one can read the remainder of a series it s the curse and cross to echo another theme of this book for Ricciardi IS presented in one key passage as a Christ figure of reading in this genre


  9. LJ LJ says:

    First Sentence The dead child was standing motionless at the intersection between Santa Teresa and the museum Commissario Luigi Alfredo Riciardi is cursed by being able to see and hear the last few seconds of those who have died violently He is called to Naples San Carlo Theater The world s greatest tenor, Maestro Arnaldo Vezzi, has been found murdered in his dressing room He sees the shadow of the victim dressed in clown costume singing part of the aria from Pagliacii, I will have venge First Sentence The dead child was standing motionless at the intersection between Santa Teresa and the museum Commissario Luigi Alfredo Riciardi is cursed by being able to see and hear the last few seconds of those who have died violently He is called to Naples San Carlo Theater The world s greatest tenor, Maestro Arnaldo Vezzi, has been found murdered in his dressing room He sees the shadow of the victim dressed in clown costume singing part of the aria from Pagliacii, I will have vengeance Although Vezzi had millions of adoring fans, he was generally hated by those who knew him However, many depended upon him for their very livelihood So who hated him enough to kill him What a fascinating, yet heart rending, introduction to the character of Riciardi The description truly paints a picture so vivid, you are grateful the character has his colleague, Brigadier Raffaele Maione Maione death of his son in a tavern fight ensured Maione s strong loyalty to Riciardi Women are attracted to Riciardi, but the only woman in his life is Tata Rosa, who looks after him and his house Riciardi is a man who doesn t make assumptions, but seeks out the proof before making an arrest The setting is wonderful This isn t the Naples of tourists It is the Naples during the early years of Mussolini It is the Naples of those who live there of the wealthy and the poor and the superstitious This is a book about opera Through the character of an opera loving priest, we are provided information on the two operas being performed and the workings behind the scenes This information is fascinating and will be enjoyed and appreciated by those who are opera fans, as well as those who are not Even aside from the world of opera, the story points out the impact the death of a star can have on those who work for them There is a wonderful wistfulness to the story in the relationship between Ricciardi and a woman he has never met, but that he sees every day through a window across the way There is a sub theme about dreams unable to be realized When reading the book, do not ignore the excellent notes from the translator They certainly answered one question I had I Will Have Vengeance is different, unusual and unique all in very positive ways The story is completely intriguing This is an author from whom you ll want to read .I WILL HAVE VENGEANCE Pol Proc Comm Ricciardi Naples, Italy 1931 Exde Giovanni, Maurizio 1st in seriesEuropa Editions, 2012


  10. Rob Kitchin Rob Kitchin says:

    I Will Have Vengeance is a locked room mystery set in an opera house The story has a well realised sense of place, especially with respect to the San Carlo Theatre, and nice historical contextualisation, placing the reader in Naples in 1931 and its warren of streets, sights and sounds The plot is well constructed and has a couple of decent red herrings and blind alleys The story seemed to wobble a bit towards the end, but De Giovanni finds a plausible and fitting resolution The real strength I Will Have Vengeance is a locked room mystery set in an opera house The story has a well realised sense of place, especially with respect to the San Carlo Theatre, and nice historical contextualisation, placing the reader in Naples in 1931 and its warren of streets, sights and sounds The plot is well constructed and has a couple of decent red herrings and blind alleys The story seemed to wobble a bit towards the end, but De Giovanni finds a plausible and fitting resolution The real strength of the book, however, is the characterisation There is a well penned set of supporting actors, but star of the book is undoubtedly the troubled and mournful Commissario Ricciardi, who s haunted by the ghosts of the dead that surround him and conducts a love affair which involves no contact or words Whilst the story is generally well told, I did on occasion find myself skipping back pages or re reading sentences to decipher meaning, which was a slight distraction Overall, an interesting and engaging historical mystery and I look forward to catching up with Commissario Ricciardi in the future


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  • 240 pages
  • L'hivern del comissari Ricciardi
  • Maurizio de Giovanni
  • Catalan; Valencian
  • 18 October 2017

About the Author: Maurizio de Giovanni

Maurizio de Giovanni b , Naples is best known for his prize winning series set L'hivern del Epub / in s Naples featuring Commissario Ricciardi, a loner with the paranormal ability to see and hear the murdered dead A banker by profession, de Giovanni also writes short stories and books about historic matches of the Neapolitan soccer team.