Adam's Rib (Rocco Schiavone Series #2)

Adam's Rib (Rocco Schiavone Series #2)

by Antonio Manzini


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From the bestselling author of Black Run comes Antonio Manzini’s mesmerizing second mystery novel featuring detective Rocco Schiavone.

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.

In this stylish international mystery, Antonio Manzini further establishes Rocco Schiavone as one of the most acerbic, complicated, and entertaining antiheroes crime fiction has seen in years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062354679
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Series: Rocco Schiavone Series , #2
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 620,369
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Antonio Manzini is an actor, a screenwriter, a director, and the author of two murder mysteries featuring Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone. Black Run is the first of these novels to be translated into English. He lives in Italy.

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Adam's Rib 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent detective mystery
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good detective
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rocco is a grumpy detective, but excellent at solving crimes. Sexual scenes and lots of cursing. Well developed plot. This is the 2nd book about this character that I've read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glad I found this series. Loved the translation. Wonderful characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Both novels by this writer are well-written and well-translated. Very literary. Fascinating setting, well employed.