Monday, July 14, 2008

by Douglas Preston

In August of 2000, Douglas Preston, along with his wife and two young children, moved from their farmhouse in Maine to a tiny town in Italy. Douglas, who is a journalist and murder mystery writer, was planning on writing a novel about a lost painting. While doing research, he was introduced to Mario Spezi, who was known as a famous crime reporter in the Tuscany region. Spezi told Preston that between 1974 and 1985 seven couples were brutally murdered while making love in parked cars in the hills of Florence.
The case has never been solved and the murderer has never been found.
Preston and Spezi work together to seek out the truth and to track down the killer.
The Monster of Florence is suspenseful, chilling and shocking.
Great writing by a masterful author.
Highly recommended, but not for the faint-hearted.