The Fatal Touch
A Commissario Alec Blume Novel
By Conor Fitzgerald
(Bloomsbury USA, Paperback, 9781608198498, 384pp.)
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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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.
Conor Fitzgerald is the author of The Dogs of Rome and The Namesake, also featuring Commissario Alec Blume. He has lived in Ireland, the United Kingdom, 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.