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The Monster of Florence

by Douglas Preston Mario Spezi

In 2000, Douglas Preston fulfilled a dream to move his family to Florence, Italy. Then he discovered that the olive grove in front of their 14th century farmhouse had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known as the Monster of Florence. Preston, intrigued, meets Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to learn more. This is the true story of their search for--and identification of--the man they believe committed the crimes, and their chilling interview with him. And then, in a strange twist of fate, Preston and Spezi themselves become targets of the police investigation. Preston has his phone tapped, is interrogated, and told to leave the country. Spezi fares worse: he is thrown into Italy's grim Capanne prison, accused of being the Monster of Florence himself. Like one of Preston's thrillers, The Monster Of Florence, tells a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide-and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi, caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.

El monstruo de Florencia

by Douglas Preston Mario Spezi

El caso del Monstruo de Florencia es uno de los más sorprendentes e inquietantes del siglo XX. Durante diez años, un asesino en serie sembró el pánico en la capital de la Toscana. Dejó una estela de catorce cadáveres, desató una investigación criminal larga, costosa, que arruinó la vida de mucha gente? y todavía no ha sido descubierto.Con la maestría del escritor y el rigor del periodista, Douglas Preston y Mario Spezi nos sumergen en esta historia que ambos conocen a fondo y en la que ellos mismos de repente, mientras seguían una pista, tal vez la definitiva, pasaron de ser los investigadores a convertirse en los protagonistas.«Mejor que muchas novelas de crimen y misterio.» Publishers Weekly«Sin duda, la verdad es mucho más extraña que la ficción. Tanto los seguidores de Douglas Preston como los lectores de historias de crímenes basadas en hechos reales quedarán fascinados por este relato.» Library Journal«Se ha publicado mucho sobre este caso. Investigadores, periodistas, protagonistas e incluso novelistas han intentado captar el terror hipnótico que despertó el Monstruo de Florencia (incluido Thomas Harris, cuyo personaje de Hannibal Lecter se inspira en algunos de aquellos sucesos). Pero este libro es el mejor.» The Guardian«Douglas Preston y Mario Spezi presentan un tenebroso e increíble descenso a un mundo de pesadilla.» Amazon.com, elegido Libro del Mes

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