Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Teaser Tuesdays- To spark your interest in books!

The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi (2008, Non-fiction, True crime)

The Monster of Florence, also known as Il Mostro, is an epithet (or name) commonly used for the perpetrator, or perpetrators, of 16 murders, nearly all of them couples, that took place between 1968 and 1985 in the province of Florence, Italy. The same gun and pattern were used in all the murders. (Wiki)


 
Quote from the book: "The summer of 1985 was one of the hottest in recent memory. A serious drought gripped Tuscany, and the hills of Florence lay stunned and prostrate under the sun...Along with the heat, fear of the monster hung over the city like a stifling blanket." (pg 106)


Actual crime scene photo.
Ponte Vecchio (The Old Bridge) a famous sight in Florence.