The Monster of Florence

By Douglas Preston, Mario Spezi (Trade Paperback, 2013)

  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $14.99 US/$16.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781455573820

    • On Sale Date: 04/23/2013

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Grand Central Publishing

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DOUGLAS PRESTON worked as a writer and editor for the American Museum of Natural History and taught writing at Princeton University. He has written for The New Yorker, Natural History, National Geographic, Harper's, Smithsonian, and The Atlantic. The author of several acclaimed nonfiction books, Preston is also the co-author with Lincoln Child of the bestselling series of novels featuring FBI agent Pendergast.

MARIO SPEZI, a highly decorated journalist, has covered many of the most important criminal cases in Italy, including those involving terrorism and the Mafia, and has been investigating the Monster of Florence case since its beginning. He has also published both fiction and nonfiction books in Italy and several other countries.


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  • The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi

  • "Remarkable true-crime story...passionately describes the investigations gone wrong....Preston knows how to load his storytelling with intriguing evidence and damning details. His feverish style keeps the reader turning with the hope of uncovering the killer's identity." (USA Today).

  • "Preston's account of the crimes is lucid and mesmerizing." (TIME Magazine).

  • "Suspenseful...reveals much about the dogged writing team as well as the motives of the killers....this bit of real-life Florence bloodletting makes you sweat and think, and presses relentlessly on the nerves." (Publishers Weekly (starred review)).

  • "As taut and tense as any of the author's bestselling thrillers...fascinating, stomach-churning...nerve-tingling action and vivid writing...The Monster of Florence is a gripping tale, filled with shocking crimes, boldly drawn characters, and the careening suspense of the ultimate whodunit." (Dallas Morning News
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  • "The co-authors expertly and entertainingly guide the reader though an epic, colorful cast of characters and the stranger-than-fiction machinations of a Byzantine Italian judicial system." (Washington Post).

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Product Details

The Monster of Florence
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $14.99 US/$16.50 CAN
  • Pages: 368
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • ISBN-13: 9781455573820
  • On Sale Date: 04/23/2013
The Monster of Florence