Melancholic opera-lover and master butcher Matteo Basso is anything but an ordinary investigator
A summer thunderstorm is brewing over the rugged mountaintops and deep ravines of the Val Grande national park. Former police psychologist Matteo Basso was just enjoying the incredible view over the Lago Maggiore and reflecting on his turbulent life and relationship with Commissioner Nina Zanetti. Yet, as the sky grows darker and darker, he discovers a man’s lifeless body on a cliff far below. When he sets off to get help, he runs into an exceedingly strange group of hikers on a mountain nearby. Even though they’re missing someone from their ranks, Matteo’s discovery doesn’t seem to perturb them. At daybreak, he discovers that the victim he found isn’t the only one whose life came to a violent end last night.
Since the police are quick to file away the case, Matteo Basso is once again in demand. Are international economic crimes being carried out from the mountain towns of his childhood? His investigations lead him onto the grand estates of dubious religious communities, to Turin’s red-light district and all the way to the coast of Marseille.
release: 09. May 2018
352 pages, Broschur
- 9,99 €
- 0,00 sFr
- 10,30 €
About the Author
Bruno Varese lives in Valle Vigezzo and in Switzerland. Totenstille über dem Lago Maggiore (“Dead Silence over the Lago Maggiore”) is the third volume in his series featuring the investigative butcher and former police psychologist Matteo Basso, after Die Tote am Lago Maggiore (“Death on the Lago Maggiore”) and Intrigen am Lago Maggiore (“Intrigues on the Lago Maggiore”).
Further titles by the author:
Die Tote am Lago Maggiore (Death on the Lago Maggiore)
Intrigen am Lago Maggiore (Intrigue on the Lago Maggiore)