Flowers over the inferno / Ilaria Tuti ; translated from the Italian by Ekin Oklap.
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- ISBN: 9781641290685
- ISBN: 1641290684
- Physical Description: 350 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Press, Inc., 
|General Note:|| First published in Italian under the title Fiori sopra l'inferno in 2018.
|Summary, etc.:|| "In a quiet village surrounded by ancient woods and the imposing Italian Alps, a man is found naked with his eyes gouged out. It is the first in a string of gruesome murders. Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, a detective with a background in criminal profiling, is called to investigate. Battaglia is in her mid-sixties, her rank and expertise hard-won from decades of battling for respect in the male-dominated Italian police force. While she's not sure she trusts the young city inspector assigned to assist her, she sees right away that this is no ordinary case: buried deep in these mountains are whispers of a dark and dangerous history, possibly tied to a group of eight-year-old children toward whom the killer seems to gravitate. As Teresa inches closer to the truth, she must also confront the possibility that her body and mind, worn down by age and illness, may fail her before the chase is over"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
*Starred Review* Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, an Italian police officer with a background in profiling, is in her mid-60s and battling some serious health issues. She has fought hard to achieve success in her career and does not tolerate incompetence. When a naked male body is discovered in a remote wooded area of the Italian Alps, Teresa heads to the idyllic and insular village of Traven?i, near the Austrian border. The dead man's eyes have been gouged out. Is this the work of a serial killer? Teresa must figure out what is happening as more bodies appear. She must also train a new detective, who finds it almost impossible to meet her high standards. Their research leads them to appalling deeds from the past that may endanger village children at the local school. This is an impressive debut with a strong sense of place and fascinating characters. Readers will hope that Teresa will have more cases to solve. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Ilaria Tuti lives in Gemona del Friuli, in the province of Udine. She has a degree in economics, has always had a passion for painting, and freelances for a small independent publisher in her spare time. She won the 2014 Gran Giallo Città di Cattolica literary prize for her short story “The Pagan Child.” Flowers over the Inferno is her debut novel.
Ekin Oklap was born in Turkey, and grew up in Italy. She translates from Turkish and Italian. She currently lives in London, where she works as a literary agent. As a translator, she was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker International Prize.
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