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  1. LJ LJ says:

    First Sentence The young man narrows his eyes in order to accustom them to the room s dim light Still trying to cope with the death of Rosa, his childhood nurse then housekeeper, Commissario Riccardi agrees to unofficially look into a case that has been closed The husband of Bianca Palmieri, countess of Roccaspina, confessed to a murder she is certain he couldn t have done In spite of the risk to his own career, Riccardi, with the help of his second, Brigadier Raffaele Maione, he agrees to l First Sentence The young man narrows his eyes in order to accustom them to the room s dim light Still trying to cope with the death of Rosa, his childhood nurse then housekeeper, Commissario Riccardi agrees to unofficially look into a case that has been closed The husband of Bianca Palmieri, countess of Roccaspina, confessed to a murder she is certain he couldn t have done In spite of the risk to his own career, Riccardi, with the help of his second, Brigadier Raffaele Maione, he agrees to look into the case Some series are such that one can start anywhere This is not such as that De Giovanni s series, although each book deals with separate crimes, is a part of the whole Although meant to describe just this entry, La Reppublica describes the series best It s like a very sophisticated mosaic in which each protagonist occupies precisely the right amount of space The powerful rhythm with which the plot develops will surprise readers at every turn The opening in Glass Souls is quite different from previous books yet de Giovanni creates such an evocative scene which perfectly conveys melancholy and sorrow, as well as deep loss In complete contrast, we then move to elation It takes a bit to become used to their being multiple threads, yet each is distinct and holds its own weight What is remarkable is that one never feels a preference for one thread over another The thru thread is the investigation into the murder and trying to prove the innocence of Bianca s husband, in spite of claiming that he is guilty Those that deal with Riccardi s personal life tug at our heart While one may prefer one woman over another, we feel sympathy and can identify with the pain each of the three characters is experiencing actually four characters, including Enrica Colombo s father The inclusion of Enrica s German suitor, Manfred, reminds one of the time in which this is set and the impending danger to all the characters De Giovanni s descriptions are wonderfully evocative Yes, the language is flowery, but it is also beautiful Now it is September, and the perfumes win out over tomorrow and any terror It is September, and it seems that the tenderness of this city on the sea, this city of the sky and the leafy branches that toss in the fragile air, will never end It seems that the souls can remain glass, and display everything within them, and have no need of fear So it seems Because you ll dream nothing of what you expect, while your hands reach out in your sleep to grab a blanket that can protect you from the sudden chill that will enter the room, treacherously, through the window you left open just a crack, exposing your soul Your soul of glass The one thing which is awkward at times, is the dialogue, especially in cases of anger or anxiety However, one must assume it is attributable to the translation rather than the original writing For those new to the series, the explanation of the Deed, the curse or ability with which Riccardi must live, comes rather later in the story When one considers it, it is understandable that he feels about relationships as he does and it s heartbreaking We also learn a bitof Riccardi s personal family history Two other characters who bring a bit of light to the story are Riccardi s very loyal second, Maione, and the pathologist, Dr Bruno Modo who asks about Your theory, Riccardi The one you explained to me a long time ago People kill for hunger or love By hunger, of course, we mean material need, and by love, all emotions Whose child is this murder Hunger s or love s Maione s driving provides a true moment of humor When the self taught driver triumphally screeched to a halt with a terrible shriek of metal against metal in the convent s courtyard, the commissario catapulted himself out of the car, resisting the temptation to kiss the ground like a sixteenth century navigator The Glass Soul has a resolution which makes perfect sense, yet not one which is obvious Even so, we are sent into great danger, rescued by kindness, and given great hope This book is yet another very good entry in a series by which one may be completely captivated GLASS SOULS Hist Pol Proc Comm Riccardi Italy 1930s VG de Giovanni, Maurizio 8th in series World Noir July 2017


  2. Manuela Manuela says:

    Come al solito De Giovanni non si smentisce, e confeziona una romanzo ricco di spunti, vivido, emozionante, anche sorprendente nella soluzione del giallo E vedere Bambinella innamorato, non ha prezzo


  3. Francesca Nevis Francesca Nevis says:

    L anima sar di vetro, ma pu andare in frantumi Cosa spinge Ricciardi a ritornare su un indagine dove il delitto stato compiuto qualche mese prima e il presunto colpevole si presentato spontaneamente e gi sconta la sua pena colpito dalla moglie del reo confesso che crede all innocenza di suo marito o ha bisogno di tenere mente e cuore occupato Assicurare il vero colpevole alla giustizia fondamentale per Ricciardi, ma utilizzare l indagine come pretesto per non pensare questa volta l L anima sar di vetro, ma pu andare in frantumi Cosa spinge Ricciardi a ritornare su un indagine dove il delitto stato compiuto qualche mese prima e il presunto colpevole si presentato spontaneamente e gi sconta la sua pena colpito dalla moglie del reo confesso che crede all innocenza di suo marito o ha bisogno di tenere mente e cuore occupato Assicurare il vero colpevole alla giustizia fondamentale per Ricciardi, ma utilizzare l indagine come pretesto per non pensare questa volta lo preme maggiormente un Ricciardi pi malinconico del solito, tormentato da quei fantasmi che lo costringono a quella solitudine forzata a cui aveva fatto l abitudine, ma mentre era pronto a dividere la sua insofferenza con qualcuno ecco che il destino pronto a mescolare le carte e per il commissario dagli occhi verdi la felicit sembra allontanarsi, forse una volta per tutte.https gliamabililibri.com 2015 07 2


  4. Saretta Saretta says:

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  5. Jane Jane says:

    Ricciardi and Maione investigate a cold case, one in which a man has confessed to the brutal murder of a loan shark and is now in prison awaiting trial, but his wife intuits he did not do it and is covering up for someone else What is he hiding Why does he cling to his confession The investigation and solution were ingenious Ricciardi pays particular attention to answers given in the interviews to fit pieces of the puzzle together, especially those that are slips of the tongue A particular Ricciardi and Maione investigate a cold case, one in which a man has confessed to the brutal murder of a loan shark and is now in prison awaiting trial, but his wife intuits he did not do it and is covering up for someone else What is he hiding Why does he cling to his confession The investigation and solution were ingenious Ricciardi pays particular attention to answers given in the interviews to fit pieces of the puzzle together, especially those that are slips of the tongue A particular song about a moth flying close to a flame, Palomma e notte , runs all through the novel and expresses in a way Ricciardi s actions towards Livia and Enrica, not that he wants to be cruel, but he doesn t want them to get close to him and then have him hurt them He feels his special power is an obstacle Livia s reaction leads to a very operatic melodramatic and unbelievable incident involving the Fascist Intelligence.The mystery was intriguing and I liked as well the interior monologues of characters I felt the story was spoiled at the last episode.Recommended


  6. Emanuela Emanuela says:

    A che serve tutto questo mare Due storie di Ricciardi di seguito sono davvero toste da mandar gi , ho un magone la storia con Enrica non va avanti, quando vien fatto un passo avanti, subito dopo se ne fanno due indietro, so che devo aspettare ancora, ma covo sempre la speranza che le voci di corridoio siano errate Come nel precedente episodio, il giallo quasi una cornice, la struggente storia intorno a Ricciardi ad essere la protagonista, Il Fatto stesso ne esce offuscato Un libro ch A che serve tutto questo mare Due storie di Ricciardi di seguito sono davvero toste da mandar gi , ho un magone la storia con Enrica non va avanti, quando vien fatto un passo avanti, subito dopo se ne fanno due indietro, so che devo aspettare ancora, ma covo sempre la speranza che le voci di corridoio siano errate Come nel precedente episodio, il giallo quasi una cornice, la struggente storia intorno a Ricciardi ad essere la protagonista, Il Fatto stesso ne esce offuscato Un libro che comunque ho divorato e finito con dispiacere, la quinta stellina tutta per l ultimo capitoloUna possibilit di felicit , anche attraverso la sofferenza, vale molto di pi della certezza dell infelicit.


  7. Olivermagnus Olivermagnus says:

    I love, love, love the Commissario Ricciardi mysteries, set in 1930s Fascist Naples and couldn t wait to read this as soon as it was available This is the eighth book of the series but the first one I ve read in print, having listened to all the others in audio We join Ricciardi and his partner Brigadier Raffaele Maione in the cool of fall, where the police case load is lighter than usual The countess of Roccaspina pleads with Ricciardi to investigate a homicide that was officially closed mon I love, love, love the Commissario Ricciardi mysteries, set in 1930s Fascist Naples and couldn t wait to read this as soon as it was available This is the eighth book of the series but the first one I ve read in print, having listened to all the others in audio We join Ricciardi and his partner Brigadier Raffaele Maione in the cool of fall, where the police case load is lighter than usual The countess of Roccaspina pleads with Ricciardi to investigate a homicide that was officially closed months ago Her husband has been imprisoned for the murder of Piro, a loan shark He has confessed to the murder but his wife knows he was at home with her during the time of the murder He refuses to recant, and the police regard the case as closed Ricciardi is intrigued and decides to take a second look, despite threats from his superior Long time fans are treated to appearances by some of our favorite characters Dr Modo, the irreverent coroner who will say anything, especially after having a few drinks, is still accompanied by his adoring dog, the former pet of an orphan boy who died in a prior book Maione, a warm hearted family man is commanded to contact the transvestite prostitute Bambinella, who often serves as an informant, but only for Maione As always, the two of them together are uproarious Commissario Ricciardi, whose aristocratic family died when he was a child, sees the dead Not every dead person, just the ones who have died a violent death Whenever he arrives at a murder scene, he hears the last words of the dead Their voices are a lonely burden for Ricciardi, compelling him to seek justice for them Ricciardi is the focus of two women we ve met in the previous books Livia, the widow of the world s greatest tenor, who moved to Naples to pursue Ricciardi He is still secretly longing for Enrica, a shy young woman who lives across the street from him, but contentment for Ricciardi proves elusive This book is a feast of fascinating characters, the foreboding events of 1930s Italy, and the beautiful prose of Maurizio de Giovanni His writing makes me wish I could read Italian, because it must be so beautiful in the original language As much as I loved this book, I don t recommend it to new readers of the series To understand and appreciate Ricciardi you must start at the beginning, I Will Have Vengeance


  8. Lucia Matteini Lucia Matteini says:

    La storia di Ricciardi sta mostrando stanchezza e usura, come un bel capo d abbigliamento lavato tante, troppe volte.


  9. Rosalba Rosalba says:

    L a, sapete, a Non ha bisogno di trovare una realizzazione, una concretezza per rimanere s stesso E a e basta Una lettura che mi ha appassionato dall inizio alla fine, mi spiaciuto finirlo questo romanzo, per come scritto, per la profondit dei sentimenti e dei pensieri espressi dai personaggi coinvolti Alcuni gi noti a chi conosce questa serie, altri nuovi non meno interessanti Ho trovato un De Giovanni pi maturo, con una scrittura sempre limpida e perfetta, ma pi c L a, sapete, a Non ha bisogno di trovare una realizzazione, una concretezza per rimanere s stesso E a e basta Una lettura che mi ha appassionato dall inizio alla fine, mi spiaciuto finirlo questo romanzo, per come scritto, per la profondit dei sentimenti e dei pensieri espressi dai personaggi coinvolti Alcuni gi noti a chi conosce questa serie, altri nuovi non meno interessanti Ho trovato un De Giovanni pi maturo, con una scrittura sempre limpida e perfetta, ma pi concreta e contenuta, con meno svolazzi sentimentali Questo autore, lo sappiamo, scrive di pancia e di cuore, e scrive di sentimenti Questo episodio incentrato sulla rinuncia, sul sacrificio per a La storia narrata nella canzone citata nel testo l elemento fondante di tutta la storia perch spiega le ragioni delle scelte dei protagonisti Scelte che possono anche non essere condivise dal lettore, ma in parte giustificate perch dettate dal puro sentimento Mi auguro che, data la profonda solitudine del mio amato Ricciardi, egli prosegua nell amicizia iniziata con la splendida contessa Bianca di Roccaspina, personaggio che ho molto apprezzato per la sua integrit morale, il suo coraggio e onest intellettuale Credo che, se questa nuova amicizia proseguir , sar proprio la forza di Bianca in grado si spronare il nostro cupo commissario, spingendolo a dare una svolta diversa alla sua vita, a far crollare il muro di silenzio che si creato intorno, a non rinunciare al suo a per Enrica, una ragazza che non aspetta altro che di accoglierlo La frase della contessa, inserita nel titolo, racchiude una verit sostanziale l a, quando c , resiste e vive di vita propria, anche in presenza di scelte rinunciatarie Per , io penso che ad un a ci si debba infine affidare e fidare, saper mostrare anche le fragilit dell anima, delle nostre anime di vetro piene di paure e insicurezze, prima che sia troppo tardi A questo proposito mi venuta in mente una famosa poesia di Quinto Orazio FlaccoO vergine cogli l attimo che fugge Cogli la rosa quando il momento che il tempo, lo sai, vola e lo stesso fiore che sboccia oggi domani appassir http youtu.be OexJA0IfTw4


  10. Dale Dale says:

    This is far from the best novel in the Commissario Ricciardi series.I think that the novelty of Ricciardi s special curse has worn off for the author, and maybe for his readers as well More than in any of the previous novels, The Deed is represented as madness, rather than as a supernatural curse or gift And unlike all the previous novels, The Deed plays no role in the solution of the murder mystery In part that is because the murder itself took place months before Ricciardi begins his This is far from the best novel in the Commissario Ricciardi series.I think that the novelty of Ricciardi s special curse has worn off for the author, and maybe for his readers as well More than in any of the previous novels, The Deed is represented as madness, rather than as a supernatural curse or gift And unlike all the previous novels, The Deed plays no role in the solution of the murder mystery In part that is because the murder itself took place months before Ricciardi begins his investigation But that fact, of course, is a choice by the author, and I think represents his withdrawl from the core concept.Regular readers of the series will recall that Ricciardi s tata Rosa died in the previous novel, leaving Ricciardi evenalone than before He is experiencing an unbearable depth of grief, and is withdrawing even further into his own loneliness In part because of this he makes a definitive break with Livia, the beautiful, wealthy, and connected woman who has been pursuing Ricciardi for months His break from her leads to consequences that he could not possibly have foreseen And he is still devastated by his discovery in the previous novel that Enrica, the neighbor woman that he has somehow fallen in love with, from afar, has a new suitor one that she seems to have accepted.I see this novel as a transition to what, I predict, will be the final novel in the series Ricciardi in Glass Souls has reached a crisis, and the resolution of that crisis will determine the course of the rest of his life We are given hints as to how the crisis will resolve, but nothing definitive.I look forward to the next novel in the series.Update August 23, 2017 I see from that there are already 3in the series, not yet translated to English, so plenty to look forward to


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Glass Souls: Moths for Commissario Ricciardi [Read] ➳ Glass Souls: Moths for Commissario Ricciardi Author Maurizio de Giovanni – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In the abyss of a profound personal crisis, Commissario Ricciardi feels unable to open himself up to life He has refused the love of both Enrica and Livia and the friendship of his partner, Maione Con In the abyss of a profound personal Moths for PDF ´ crisis, Commissario Ricciardi feels unable to open himself up to life He has refused the love of both Enrica and Livia and the friendship of his partner, Glass Souls: Kindle - Maione Contentment for Ricciardi proves as elusive as clues to the latest crime he has been asked to investigate The beautiful, haughty Bianca, countess of Roccaspina, pleads with Ricciardi to investigate a homicide that was Souls: Moths for PDF/EPUB é officially closed months ago In the tense, charged atmosphere of s Italy, where Benito Mussolini and his fascist thugs monitor the police closely, an unauthorized investigation is grounds for immediate dismissal and possible criminal charges But Ricciardi s thirst for justice cannot be sated A tightly plotted historical noir novel, this eighth instalment in the Commissario Ricciardi series is a gripping meditation on revenge and justice in which each character s soul reveals itself to be made of glass In Glass Souls Naples emerges seductive and traitorous under a hot September sun Corriere della SeraPRAISE FOR THE COMMISSARIO RICCIARDI MYSTERIES A superb historical series The New York Times Rich and strange Barry Forshaw in the FT,br Fascinating mix of Christie like whodunit and spooky thriller set inNaples Shots Magazine The construction of Glass Souls is remarkable It s like a very sophisticated mosaic in which each protagonist occupies precisely the right amount of space The powerful rhythm with which the plot develops will surprise readers at every turn La Repubblica.