If youвЂ™re a fan of Italian crime fiction, then reading Massimo Carlotto is a necessity. This author dubbed the вЂњking of Mediterranean NoirвЂќ creates bleak worlds in which his Nietzschean anti-heroes struggle to survive.
BANDIT LOVE has the feel of a buddy novel, but the relationship of those buddies is entrenched in past lives of crime. The buddies in the novel are ex-con turned unlicensed PI Marco Burrati (aka the Alligator), gangster Beniamino Rossini, and Max la Memoria (Max the Memory). Burrati and Max, now trying to go straight, are co-owners of a bar named La Cuccia, and here Max the Memory (also known as the Fat Man) endlessly cooks his favourite recipes.
Set in the industrialized northeast region of Italy, Poisonville begins with the brutal murder of lawyer Giovanni Barovier, fiancГ©e of Francesco Visentin, another lawyer and son of the areaвЂ™s second richest family.