Valerio Varesi (* 8. August 1959 in Turin) ist ein italienischer Journalist und Krimi-Schriftsteller. Persönliche Anmerkung: Trotz der vielen negativen Rezensionen vor allem des ersten Buchs habe ich mir alle drei Leseproben angesehen und fand sie sehr faszinierend, authentisch und ein wenig melancholisch. Einfach mal selber reinlesen!
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A relentless deluge lashes the Po Valley, and the river itself swells beyond its limits. A barge breaks free of its moorings and drifts erratically downstream; when finally it runs aground its seasoned pilot is nowhere to be found. The following day, an elderly man of the same surname falls from the window of a nearby hospital. Commissario Soneri, scornful of his superiors‘ scepticism, is convinced the two incidents are linked.
Band 1 der Serie. “Commisario Soneri has to dig through layers of Italian history to solve a murder. The Po River rises both literally and symbolically, both hiding and revealing those layers and, ultimately, the murder.” (Rezensent) (32 Rezensionen / 3,7 Sterne), 272 Seiten noch günstig?
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Commissario Soneri returns to his roots for a hard-earned autumn holiday, hoping to spend a few days mushroom picking on the slopes of Montelupo. The isolated village relies on the salame factory founded in the post-war years by Palmiro Rodolfi, and now run by his son, Paride. On arrival, Soneri is greeted by anxious rumours about the factory’s solvency and the younger Rodolfi’s whereabouts.
Band 2 der Serie. „As good as the crime story is, the heart of the book is its physical and psychological atmosphere which is deftly drawn and palpably felt by the reader.“ (Leser) (22 Rezensionen / 3,9 Sterne), 288 Seiten noch günstig?
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A few days before Christmas, with Parma gripped by frost and fog, Ghitta Tagliavini, the elderly owner of a guesthouse in the old town centre, is found murdered in her apartment. The case is assigned to Commissario Soneri, but the investigation holds a painful, personal element that sends waves of nostalgia sweeping through him. Tagliavini’s guesthouse is where Soneri met his late wife Ada, and where the young couple spent unforgettable hours in each other’s company. But the present can embitter even the sweetest memories.
Band 4 der Serie. „While nature is often the source of Varesi’s moody ambience, this time it’s the city of Parma that offers a brooding presence throughout the novel. The absence of urban „joy“ gets heavy at times, but this is a work of well-turned prose, with an engrossing story line. This guy can write and deserves his growing following of readers.“ (Leser) (2 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 288 Seiten noch günstig?