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A Private Venus

by Giorgio Scerbanenco

translated by Howard Curtis
with an introduction by Giuliana Pieri

Published by Hersilia Press, 2 August 2012 (UK)
October 2012 (US)
£7.99 (paperback) 978-0-9563796-4-1
£4.99 (eBook) 978-0-9563796-7-2

Giorgio Scerbanenco is considered by many to be the father of Italian noir and has been called ‘the Italian Simenon’. He worked as a journalist and as a contributor to women’s magazines before turning to crime fiction. The most prestigious Italian literary prize for crime fiction is named after him.

A Private Venus

Milan 1966, and in the bleak suburb of Metanopoli, a woman is found dead on the side of the road.

Dr Duca Lamberti has just been released from prison, where he has spent three years for having practiced euthanasia. No longer able to work in medicine, he takes a job helping Davide, a young and depressed...

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