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The Monster Of Florence - Douglass Preston & Mario Spezi

The Monster Of Florence - Douglass Preston & Mario Spezi

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The book investigates the notorious case of the serial killer who terrorised Florence, Italy in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The authors delve into the case from multiple angles, exploring the historical and cultural context of Florence, as well as the psychological and forensic aspects of the investigation. They also examine the impact of the case on the people of Florence, who were deeply affected by the killings and the subsequent investigation.

In 2000, Douglas Preston fulfilled a dream to move his family to Italy. Then he discovered that the olive grove in front of their 14th century farmhouse had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known as the Monster of Florence. Preston, intrigued, meets Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to learn more.

Throughout the book, Preston and Spezi provide a gripping and detailed account of the investigation, including the mistakes and missteps made by the police and the cultural and political factors that contributed to the case's complexity. They also explore the many conspiracy theories and rumors that have surrounded the case over the years, adding to the mystery and intrigue of the story.

"The Monster of Florence" was first published in 2008 and has since become a bestseller, acclaimed for its compelling storytelling and investigative journalism. The book offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of true crime and the challenges of investigating and solving a case that has captivated the world's attention for decades.

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