The Killing Room opening line: The powdery residue dusted Nieddu’s hair white: it sat in his eyebrows and on his lashes, but even beneath it the stonemason was ghost-pale.
I have no clue what the ‘killing room’ had to do with the actual story and found this book difficult to read. At first I thought it was because I was not in a good mood when I started reading it, but Dave also struggled to read this book. Here we meet Sandro Cellini, a private investigator who lives in Florence. Having spent time in Firenze I at least was familiar with the location. I expected to read at the end that the book had been translated from Italian into English, as this is the sense I got when reading it.
The book is set around the Palazzo San Giorgio and its seemingly wealthy inhabitants. Sandro is tasked to solve various criminal issues that have arisen and which result in him discovering why his preprocessor was killed and why there will be a cover up.
First published in Great Britain by Corvus in 2014
Paperback – 393 pages
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