Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche

By Carlo Lucarelli; Michael Reynolds (Translator)

Europa Editions, Paperback, 9781933372150, 108pp.

Publication Date: July 2006

"Carlo Lucarelli is the great promise of Italian crime writing."-"La Stampa"

April 1945, Italy. Commissario De Luca is heading up a dangerous investigation into the private lives of the rich and powerful during the frantic final days of the facist regime. The hierarchy has guaranteed De Luca their full cooperation, just so long as he arrests the "right" suspect. The house of cards built by Mussolini in the last months of WWII is collapsing and De Luca faces a world mired in sadistic sex, dirty money, drugs and murder.

One of Italy's best-loved crime writers, Carlo Lucarelli has published over a dozen novels and short story collections.

About the Author
Lucarelli is one of the most exciting young writers in Europe, has written eleven novels, all of them noirs. He also hosts a television series, teaches writing in Torino, sings in a post-punk band, and edits an online magazine, Incubatoio 16.

Michael Reynolds was a professor of English at North Carolina State University and a finalist for the National Book Award for Young Hemingway. His other works include Hemingway: The Paris Years and Hemingway: The Homecoming.