Adam's Rib

Adam's Rib

A Rocco Schiavone Mystery

Book - 2016 | First U.S. edition
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"Six months after being exiled from his beloved Rome, Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone has settled into a routine in the cold, quiet, chronically backward alpine town of Aosta: an espresso at home, breakfast in the piazza, and a morning joint in his office. A little self-medication helps Rocco deal with the morons that almost exclusively comprise the local force. Especially on a day like today. It's his girlfriend's birthday (if you could call her that; in his mind, Rocco's only faithful to his late wife), he has no gift--and he's about to stumble upon a corpse. It begins when a maid reports a burglary in Aosta. But there's no sign of forced entry, and after Rocco picks the lock, he notices something off about the carefully ransacked rooms. That's when he finds the body: a woman, the maid's employer, left hanging after a grisly suicide. Or is it? Rocco's intuition tells him the scene has been staged. In other words, it's murder--a pain in the ass of the highest order."--Syndetics.
Publisher: New York : Harper, [2016]
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 0062354671 (softcover)
9780062354679 (softcover)
Branch Call Number: M MANZINI
Characteristics: 304 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Shugaar, Antony - Translator


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Nov 01, 2017

The detective is a jerk. I sure hope that he's not a typical Italian police officer. The ending had an interesting twist but I don't think it's very plausible.

Dec 20, 2016

Poor grammar and sentence structure is distracting. Couldn't get farther than four pages. A plethora of commas were seemingly randomly sprinkled throughout!

Oct 19, 2016

A good read but but very similar to a lot of other Italian detective/mystery writers. He seems to have "borrowed" from everybody except Donna Leon. Very reminiscent of Cammilleri. That said, it was entertaining in a light way.


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