The Song of the Hoopoe

Roberto Mistretta

€ 15,00
Publisher: Cairo Editore
Pages: 256
ISBN/EAN: 9788860521156

Rights sold to Germany - Lübbe

While making his way among pimps and goons, prostitutes and hypocrites, the irascible Carabinieri officer, Maresciallo Saverio Bonanno, perpetually dieting and addicted to horoscopes, flanked by the faithful Brigadiere Steppani and by Rosalia, an attractive social worker, will discover that certain crimes kill not only the body, but also the soul of a human being. In fact, the homicide he’s involved in is not simply connected to a prostitution ring; there is something much more disturbing about it. Mysterious crimes associated with the song of a hoopoe. Crimes that destroy children in a scandalous manner. It is evil itself that Bonanno is trying to nail to the wall. And the reader accompanies him, clue after clue, towards the final epilogue, as surprising as it is bitter.

A novel that takes the side of children and courageously faces the terrible and terribly current theme of child abuse. An enthralling and disturbing read.

The author
Roberto Mistretta was born and lives in Sicily, where his novels are set. He began writing at a very young age, combining his voracious passion for reading with one for writing. He made his debut in 2001 with the series on Officer Saverio Bonanno, already translated and successfully published in Germany. Cairo begins publishing his police procedurals with The Song of the Hoopoe

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