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I Kill [Hardcover]

Giorgio Faletti , Antony Shugaar , Muriel Jorgensen , Lenore Rosenberg , Jeremy Parzen

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Book Description

June 1 2008

A detective and an FBI agent embark upon the most harrowing case of their careers as they attempt to track down an enigmatic killer in this relentlessly suspenseful thriller. The killer announces his heinous acts in advance with desperate phone calls and ties his crimes together with songs that point to his victims; he then mutilates them and removes their faces. Set in Monte Carlo and featuring an international cast of intriguing characters, the hunt for the deranged perpetrator remains gripping and unsettling, possibly even more so, after the killer’s identity is revealed and the detectives must close in on their target before he strikes again. Written with richness and aplomb, this international bestseller presents a major talent to the American market for the first time, providing its audience with a memorably horrific thrill that may ultimately prove unshakable.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 597 pages
  • Publisher: Baldini Castoldi Dalai Editore Inc (June 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8860732956
  • ISBN-13: 978-8860732958
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 15.6 x 23.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 771 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,146,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Personal tragedies affect almost everyone involved in Faletti's well-constructed serial killer novel set in glitzy Monte Carlo. FBI agent Frank Ottobre is recovering in Monaco from his wife's death by visiting his friend police commissioner Nicolas Hulot when the first deaths occur, of an American race car driver and the celebrated driver's chess champion girlfriend. Ottobre is soon drawn into a baffling case where the killer goads police with untraceable phone calls to Jean-Loup Verdier, the principality's most popular radio host, before each murder. As the victim count mounts, so does the suspense in this fine cat-and-mouse game of skill and subtlety. A smooth translation and several intriguing subplots, one of which features a powerful American general intent on vigilante justice, keep the pace moving briskly, despite the unusual length. First published in Italy in 2002, this winning novel marks Milan-based publisher Baldini Castoldi Dalai's entry into the U.S. market. (June)
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"In my neck of the woods, people like Faletti are called 'larger than life,' living legends."  —Jeffery Deaver, bestselling author, The Bone Collector

"The best selling first novel by Giorgio Faletti . . . has been defined as a masterpiece and Faletti himself as the best living Italian writer."  —Corriere della Sera newspaper

"Faletti has a poetic voice that glimmers clearly through this new English translation of his Italian bestseller."  —Fangoria

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4.0 out of 5 stars Brutal but viral Nov. 10 2012
By Rafael Alves - Published on Amazon.com
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A hard killer that produces brutal murders. killer is very dark and cold. Writer is able to keep you interested the whole way. A must for lovers of police fiction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a story to remember Oct. 1 2012
By Mr. Charles Umphred - Published on Amazon.com
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I have not finished this book and already have been recommending it to people...I am an avid reader....so when something comes along that I say is the kind of book you will "always" remember, you know I really love it. I Kill is one of those books!

The writing is easy to stay with. Sometimes a book can get so involved in material that has no significant relation to the story (Girl With Dragon Tatoo has so much "extra" stuff that I almost stopped "listening to it on audio.)....the story keeps you going forward...you are never bored...each chapter ends with you wanting to keep reading to find out more.

I read on the dust jacket that it is expected to be made into a movie...I can't wait to see those details!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Paul48 Jan. 29 2013
By PaulW - Published on Amazon.com
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Written in true murder mystery style with a great twist. Looking forward to reading other books by the same author.
5.0 out of 5 stars Io uccido Nov. 20 2013
By gio - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
probably "I kill" is the best thriller novel written in Italy in recent years.
This is an exciting book, written with attention to detail.
In Italy Giorgio Faletti is already known as showman, actor, singer, and since 2008 has been one of the most popular writers.
"I kill" does not stand comparison with the great thriller "made ​​in the USA, UK or Sweden."
5.0 out of 5 stars I Kill - a terrific and exhilarating work. Nov. 11 2013
By Mr. K. Sonola - Published on Amazon.com
A literally terrific piece of work which pierces your heart and mind with exhilarating pace and action.
Giorgio Faletti is a master writer who infuses the reader with both a sense of foreboding and tremendous need to read on.

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