A Private Venus: A Duca Lamberti Noir (Melville International Crime)

A Private Venus: A Duca Lamberti Noir (Melville International Crime)

Giorgio Scerbanenco


"A noir author richly deserving rediscovery."
Publishers Weekly

The publication that gave start to Italian noir . . .

Milan, 1966: whilst Dr. Duca Lamberti is published from felony, he’s misplaced his scientific license and his thoughts are few. yet due to an previous connection, he lands a task, even supposing it’s a tough one: guarding the alcoholic son of a plastics millionaire.

But Lamberti quickly discovers that the younger guy has a negative mystery, rooted within the mysterious loss of life of a pretty girl at the gritty aspect of city. the short automobiles, haute couture, and stylish nightclubs of glitzy and swinging Milan disguise a filthy fact . . . this is often no dolce vita.

A deepest Venus marks the start of Italian noir: Giorgio Scerbanenco pioneered a brand new kind of novel that knowledgeable its gaze at the crime and desperation that roiled less than wealthy Italian society within the Sixties. And on the middle of this publication is Duca Lamberti, an unforgettable protagonist: obsessive, world-weary, unconventional in his equipment, and making an attempt not easy to not make 
another deadly mistake.

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