The Fatal Touch

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The Fatal Touch

By Conor Fitzgerald; F. Fitzgerald

Bloomsbury USA, Paperback, 9781608198498, 384pp.

Publication Date: June 5, 2012


Alec Blume returns to action in this intricate and heart-pounding new novel. With the help of his associate Caterina, Blume is called to the scene of a death connected to a spate of muggings. Though the Carabinieri military police are trying to control the investigation, Blume, never one to bow to authority, pursues it his own way. I mmersed in an old-world setting and written with satisfying detail about the tools of art forgery, this is a riveting novel, with rich characters and a spectacular conclusion.

About the Author
Conor Fitzgerald has lived in Ireland, the UK, the United States and Italy. He has worked as an arts editor, produced a current affairs journal for foreign embassies based in Rome, and founded a successful translation company. He is married with two children and lives in Rome. The Namesake is the third in his series of Italian Crime novels.

Like his father, James FitzGerald is a graduate of Upper Canada College (Class of '68). After studying English and journalism at university, he began a career in magazine journalism and book publishing. "Old Boys is his first book.

"From the Hardcover edition.