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Gold, frankincense and dust

Varesi, Valerio, 1959-2014
Parma. A multiple pile-up occurs on the autostrada into the city. A truck transporting cattle skids off the road. Dozens of cows and bulls go on the rampage, injured and crazed. In the chaos, the burned body of a young woman is found at the side of the road. Her death has no apparent link to the carnage. Commissario Soneri is assigned the case. It is a welcome distraction: his mercurial lover Angela has decided to pursue other options, leaving him even more morose than usual. The dead woman is identified as Nina Iliescu, a Romanian immigrant whose beauty had enchanted a string of wealthy lovers. Temptress, muse, angel - she was all things to all men. Her murder conceals a crime and a sacrilege, and even in death she has a surprise waiting for Soneri.
Main title:
Gold, frankincense and dust / Valerio Varesi ; translated from the Italian by Joseph Farrell.
London : MacLehose Press, 2014.
260 pages : 1 map (black and white) ; 20 cm.
This translation originally published: 2013.
9781906694388 (pbk)
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