The Memory Key: A Commissario Alec Blume Novel

The Memory Key: A Commissario Alec Blume Novel

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by Conor Fitzgerald
     
 

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In the latest Commissario Alec Blume novel, our hero is called in by old friend magistrate Principe to "shadow" an investigation into the attempted murder of a former fascist terrorist responsible for a public bombing thirty years earlier. This investigation is adjacent to another: the murder of a young woman on the university campus of Rome. The apparent link between

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In the latest Commissario Alec Blume novel, our hero is called in by old friend magistrate Principe to "shadow" an investigation into the attempted murder of a former fascist terrorist responsible for a public bombing thirty years earlier. This investigation is adjacent to another: the murder of a young woman on the university campus of Rome. The apparent link between these two crimes is an articulate, learned, and thoroughly crazy professor called Pitagora, who teaches both literature and a system enigmatic memory techniques. Professor Pitagora is up-front about his political beliefs, but could his strange psychological program be masking something important?
All the investigators know the two crimes form part of the same nexus, but Blume believes he can find clues through the Professor. If only he were actually assigned to this case...
Meanwhile, Blume has been living with Caterina and not finding it easy - or rather, poor old Caterina is not finding it easy living with him. Will the strains in their relationship lead Blume astray? And can he successfully navigate the ranks of his distrustful colleagues, a rocky relationship, and a high-profile investigation--all without crossing the line?

Editorial Reviews

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"A one-sitting read, intricately plotted, swiftly paced and resolved in a totally unexpected fashion." —Bookpage on The Namesake

"A gripping mystery and a fascinating look at organized crime in contemporary Italy." —Shelf Awareness

"Fitzgerald provides an insightful glimpse into the machinations of Italian police work and the criminal world." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Blume...is utterly fascinating, his human shortcoming mirroring our own and forcing us to root for him. If you're drawn to Andrea Camilleri's similarly though not so seriously flawed Salvo Montalbano, you'll be equally hooked by Alec Blume." —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620401125
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/06/2013
Series:
Commissario Alec Blume Series , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
219,495
File size:
2 MB

Meet 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 Memory Theater is the fourth in his series of Italian Crime novels.
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.

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