Gianrico Carofiglio Books In Order

Guido Guerrieri Books In Publication Order

  1. Involuntary Witness (2002)
  2. A Walk in the Dark (2003)
  3. Reasonable Doubts (2006)
  4. Temporary Perfections (2010)
  5. A Fine Line (2014)
  6. The Measure of Time (2019)

Pietro Fenoglio Books In Publication Order

  1. The Cold Summer (2016)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Past is a Foreign Country (2004)
  2. The Silence of the Wave (2011)
  3. Three O’Clock in the Morning (2017)

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Gianrico Carofiglio Books Overview

Involuntary Witness

A nine year old boy is found murdered at the bottom of a well near a beach resort in southern Italy. In what looks like a hopeless case for Guido Guerrieri, counsel for the defence, a Senegalese peddler is accused of the crime. More than a perfectly paced legal thriller, this relentless suspense novel transcends the genre. A powerful attack on racism, and a fascinating insight into the Italian judicial process, it is also an affectionate portrait of a deeply humane hero. Gianrico Carofiglio is an anti Mafia judge in Italy. This is his first novel, a bestseller in Italy and now the subject of a television series. It has won a number of prizes, including the Marisa Rusconi award.

A Walk in the Dark

Praise for Involuntary Witness:

‘Raises the standard for crime fiction. Carofiglio’s deft touch has given us a story that is both literary and gritty and one that speeds along like the best legal thrillers. His insights into human nature good and bad are breathtaking.’ Jeffery Deaver

‘A stunner. The veracity of the setting and the humanity of the lawyer make the novel a courtroom drama of rare quality.’ The Times

‘Compelling novel written by a prosecutor, the scourge of local criminals who likes to write books that make his readers cry. Reveals both a flawed legal system and debunks the myth of the macho Italian man.’ Observer

‘Carofiglio writes crisp, ironical novels that are as much love stories and philosophi cal treatises as they are legal thrillers.’ The New Yorker

When Martina accuses her ex boyfriend the son of a powerful local judge of assault and battery, no witnesses can be persuaded to testify on her behalf, and one lawyer after another refuses to represent her. Guido Guerrieri knows the case could bring his legal career to a messy end, but he cannot resist the appeal of a hopeless cause. Nor can he deny an attraction to Sister Claudia, the young woman in charge of the shelter where Martina is living, who shares his love of martial arts and his virulent hatred of injustice.

Reasonable Doubts

Carofiglio writes crisp, ironical novels that are as much love stories and philosophical treatises as they are legal thrillers. The New Yorker Guerrieri could have just gotten off an Alitalia flight from the land of Grisham or the Los Angeles of Michael Connelly’s The Lincoln Lawyer. Sharp writing will keep readers turning the pages. Publishers WeeklyPraise for the Guerrieri series: Involuntary Witness is a stunner. The Times Every character in Carofiglio s fiction has a story to tell and they are always worth hearing. As the author himself is an anti mafia prosecutor, this powerfully affecting series benefits from veracity as well as tight writing. Daily Mail Raises the standard for crime fiction. Carofiglio’s deft touch has given us a story that is both literary and gritty it speeds along like the best legal thrillers. Jeffery DeaverLawyer Guerrieri is asked to handle the appeal of Fabio Paolicelli, sentenced to sixteen years for smuggling drugs into Italy. Everything seems stacked against the accused, not least because he initially confessed to the crime. His past as a neo fascist thug also adds credence to the case against him. Only the intervention of Paolicelli s beautiful half Japanese wife finally overcomes Guerrieri s reluctance. Matters get more complicated when Guerrieri ends up in bed with her. Gianrico Carofiglio, born in 1961, is a judge and anti Mafia prosecutor in the southern Italian city of Bari. Bitter Lemon Press introduced him to English speaking readers with his best selling debut novel, Involuntary Witness.

The Past is a Foreign Country

A stunner…
an unforgettable novel’ SUNDAY TIMES ‘A crisp and chilling account of temptation and transgression that fans of Patricia Highsmith will adore’ INDEPENDENT ‘A fascinating, succinct and stylish thriller from Italy’ GUARDIAN ‘Raises the standard for crime fiction. Carofiglio’s insights into human nature, good and bad, are breathtaking’ JEFFERY DEAVER One hot summer, as world-weary bloodhound Lieutenant Chiti spends sleepless nights hunting for the serial sex attacker terrorising his city, trainee lawyer Giorgio is befriended by dangerously charismatic Francesco. Slowly the innocent Giorgio is lured into a corrupt world of beautiful women, card sharps and casual violence, in dingy poker dens and luxury villas. Then one terrifying night Giorgio is forced to realise just how far he has left his past behind…
The Past is a Foreign Country is a stunning psychological thrillerfrom an acknowledged master at the height of his powers.

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