The Last Castrato by John Spencer Hill
© 2002-2014
Mystery Series
Set in Italy


Donna Leon
Andrea Camilleri
Michael Dibdin
Timothy Williams
Magdalen Nabb
Grace Brophy
Massimo Carlotto
Gianrico Carofiglio
Carlo Lucarelli
Timothy Holme
Iain Pears
Edward Sklepowich
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Set in Florence
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John Spencer Hill

The Detective Carlo Arbati Mystery Series

The Last Castrato

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Cordelia Sinclair has come to Florence to study opera and experience life for the first time on her own terms. But she arrives in a city terrorized by a killer dubbed Lo Squartatore--the Slasher--as the body of a Roman Catholic cardinal is found with his throat slit. It’s the third in a string of prominent citizens murdered with no evidence but the manner of death to connect them.
When a fourth murder occurs, Detective Carlo Arbati begins to make the bizarre connections, recognizing that there is a method to the Slasher’s madness.
But neither Cordelia nor Arbati realize the role she will play in drawing out a cleverly concealed killer poised to strike again.
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