Marzio Santoni left behind the brutal crimes of the big city long ago.
Valdiluce is a quiet ski resort, where all he needs is the peace, quiet and his trusty vespa.
At first glance, the town inhabitants are as perfect as their postcard scenery. But under the surface, nothing is as it seems...
So when four women are discovered dead, seemingly by their own hand, Marzio can sense that something isn't right. Fighting against his police chief, his own emotions and the evidence stacked against him, Marzio is caught up in a race against time to discover what truly happened.
Gripping, shocking and packed with a punch that will leave you reeling long after the last page.
Head of Zeus, an Aria book * Crime Fiction
20 Nov 2018 * 159pp * £3.99 * 9781788548458
'I really enjoyed this book. The setting and the characters were well developed and the sense of the remoteness of the mountains was very good'
Steve Lowrey, NetGalley
'An engaging and rewarding read'
Mike Stafford, NetGalley
Franco Marks is a writer and television director who lives and works in Rome. He has written the novels La neve rossa, Il visionario (shortlisted for the 2003 Strega Prize), Festa al blu di Prussia (winner of the Procida Isola di Arturo – Elsa Morante Prize 2005), Il profumo della neve (shortlisted for the 2007 Strega Prize), Lo show della farfalla (shortlisted for the 2010 Viareggio-Repaci Prize), Il suicidio perfetto, La mossa del cartomante, Tre cadaveri sotto la neve, Lo strano caso dell'orso ucciso nel bosco, Delitto con inganno and Giallo di mezzanotte. His books have been translated in several countries.