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Deadly Paradise pdf Deadly Paradise, ebook Deadly Paradise, epub Deadly Paradise, doc Deadly Paradise, e-pub Deadly Paradise, Deadly Paradise 3ac6899028c In The Peaceful Umbrian Village Of Paradiso, The Shocking Murder And Mutilation Of An Elderly German Woman Is Barely Credible That Is, Until Inspector Alessandro Cenni Of The State Police Discovers That This Retired Cultural Attach Was Not Just A Difficult Tenant, But Also A Bisexual Swinger With An African Lover Recently In Residence, As Well As A Blackmailer The Dead Woman Grew Up In Occupied Venice, And Some Of Her Secrets May Have Been Acquired That Long Ago, During World War II And The Bucolic Village Is Not That Innocent It Was The Site Of A Famous, Scandalous Murder Fifty Years Earlier Cenni S Boss Wants A Scapegoat, And The Young African Lesbian Is The Obvious Target, But Cenni Cannot Bring Himself To Close A Case Without Solving The Crime And Bringing The Actual Perpetrator To Justice

10 thoughts on “Deadly Paradise

  1. says:

    A book about which I found a fair amount to like, but .An elderly German woman is found murdered and post mortem mutilated in the cellar of the house she rented in the village of Paradiso, in Umbria The German embassy wants the case solved quickly, and Alex Cenni s boss consequently puts pressure on him Soon Cenni finds himself embroiled not just in the present case but in three earlier ones linked to it a double ax murder a couple of decades ago, a pair of poisonings around the same time, and a genuine plot during WWII by the Germans to flood Europe with counterfeit British currency .This is the second in the Commissario Cenni series, set in Umbria and in Venice One of the subplots concerns a bit of backstory carried over from the first book Cenni still yearns for the love of his life, Chiara, kidnapped twenty years ago by the Red Brigades and presumed dead In this novel he discovers that she s still alive and, in the midst of investigating the various murders, makes some effort to try to track her down By the end of the novel he still hasn t found her This kind of faux cliffhanger, using a subplot whose introduction to the book appears entirely artificial and which is presumably designed solely to make us rush out to buy the next volume, seems to me to display a sort of contempt for the reader If a book s good enough, we ll want to read the next volume this kind of trickery won t affect that My own policy, whenever I come across the technique, is to respond by dropping the series like a hot potato.Which is a pity, because otherwise I quite enjoyed this So far as Italian detective series go, it s not a patch on what I ve read of Andrea Camilleri s Montalbano tales few are or David Hewson s Nic Costa books, but I borderline preferred it to the couple of Donna Leon novels I ve read The main plots are nicely integrated, and I enjoyed the characterizations The solution to the present day murder perhaps becomes apparent a tad earlier than it should, but that s okay.What s not okay is that the solution to the poisoning is just thrown in in peremptory fashion, without explanation I may have missed the solution to the double ax murder although it s not hard to infer there s no mention given to or motive offered for the particular mutilation inflicted upon the dead German s body post mortem, as if it had been forgotten about and in context it s pretty implausible that the murderer would have committed that mutilation and one of the book s most attractive characters, a Zimbabwean immigrant, seems likewise to have been forgotten about.The journey to that unsatisfactory conclusion is, however, quite enjoyable Were it not for the silly gimmick mentioned earlier, I might be persuaded to recommend this novel, but .

  2. says:

    So far the mystery counterfeiting during WWII is interesting I always like to learn something when reading fiction , the writing so far is fairly simplistic Right now I prefer the early Guido Brunetti mysteries Am I wrong to think this is a bit of a knock off Time will tell.Time told I thought perhaps I was the only person who thought this was a watered down Donna Leon novel, so I checked some other comments I was happy to see that LJ felt the same way about the book and abandoned it, too

  3. says:

    I enjoyed this mystery set in northern Italy, namely Perugia and Venice in addition to a place called Paradiso Inspector Cenni and his partner Elena are well developed as characters The main story involves a murder with roots in WWII There s also an unsolved crime from 1978 that ties into the present day murder And a subplot involving Cenni s search for a loved one who was kidnapped many years ago If you like Camilleri s Inspector Montalbano or Dibdin s Inspector Zen, you ll probably like this.

  4. says:

    A Delightful SurpriseI expected this to be just another copy of Donna Leon s Venice mysteries, but it turned out to be a pleasure all its own The story was interesting and involved, the detective charming and the writing tight and often hilarious I will be looking for of Grace Brophy s Cenni stories.

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    A Deadly Paradise caught my eye because of the World War II connection Baudler s secrets and the document sought by the Germans are associated with counterfeit British pounds produced during the war I found this aspect of the story most interesting, but the story really focuses on the manipulative Baudler and how she created numerous enemies Baudler was really unlikeable, so much so that while you want to know who killed her and why, you can see how someone would believe she got what she deserved Brophy does a good job pacing the story, doling out only so much information at one time, and letting readers get into the heads of some of the minor characters.Full review on Diary of an Eccentric.

  6. says:

    Second book in the inspector Cenni series I liked this one better then the first Better eleborated plot Cenni is a very likable inspectot and the interaction with his assistants is nice Set in Ubria Paradiso and Venice.Curious how the sub plot that runs through the serie about his search for his fianc will develop, but not sure we will ever find out because there have been no new books in the series for the last few year.

  7. says:

    Great new author in the tradition of Donna Leon This murder is set in Umbria amd the action takes place there and in my favorite place, Venice Commissario Cenni is an ethical, smart and egotistical protagonist He is assisted by the feisty, Elena, working hard to succeed in an old boys club A twisty tale with a victim so nasty there are almost too many suspects and one wonders how she survived as long as she did Great atmosphere and lots of Italian culture to enjoy A fun read

  8. says:

    In preparation for a trip to Italy in the Spring,I have just started reading a series of mysteries set in Italy This is the first one of that tall stack of books It is well written and deftly and intricately plotted the characters are wonderfully drawn and the Italian locales Venice and Umbria provide just the right background The protrayal of Italian culture and family life is a finely tuned one Overall this is a mystory that I would highly recommend.

  9. says:

    Liked the characters and the plot was entertaining, will definitely read in this series.

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