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The Monster of Florence

Douglas Preston

In 2000, Douglas Preston and his family moved to Florence, Italy, fulfilling a long-held dream. They put their children in Italian schools and settled into a 14th century farmhouse in the green hills of Florence, where they devoted themselves to living la dolce vita while Preston wrote his best-selling suspense novels. All that changes when he discovers that the lovely olive grove in front of their house had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known only as the Monster of Florence. Preston, intrigued, joins up with the crack Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to solve the case. THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE tells the true story of their search for--and identification of--a likely suspect, and their chilling interview with that man. And then, in a strange twist of fate, Preston and Spezi themselves become targets of the police investigation into the murders. Preston has his phone tapped and is interrogated by the police, accused of perjury, planting false evidence and being an accessory to murder--and told to leave the country. Spezi fares worse: he is thrown into Italy's grim Capanne prison, accused of being the Monster of Florence himself. THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE, which reads like one of Preston's thrillers, tells a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, suicide, carnival trials, voyeurism, princes and palaces, body parts sent by post, séances, devil worship and Satanic sects, poisonings and exhumations, Florentine high fashion houses and drunken peasants--and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi, caught in the crossfire of a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta. NOW AVAILABLE AS A VALUE-PRICED

In 2000, Douglas Preston and his family moved to Florence, Italy, fulfilling a long-held dream. They put their children in Italian schools and settled into a 14th century farmhouse in the green hills of Florence, where they devoted themselves to living la dolce vita while Preston wrote his best-selling suspense novels. All that changes when he discovers that the lovely olive grove in front of their house had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known only as the Monster of Florence. Preston, intrigued, joins up with the crack Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to solve the case. THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE tells the true story of their search for--and identification of--a likely suspect, and their chilling interview with that man. And then, in a strange twist of fate, Preston and Spezi themselves become targets of the police investigation into the murders. Preston has his phone tapped and is interrogated by the police, accused of perjury, planting false evidence and being an accessory to murder--and told to leave the country. Spezi fares worse: he is thrown into Italy's grim Capanne prison, accused of being the Monster of Florence himself. THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE, which reads like one of Preston's thrillers, tells a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, suicide, carnival trials, voyeurism, princes and palaces, body parts sent by post, séances, devil worship and Satanic sects, poisonings and exhumations, Florentine high fashion houses and drunken peasants--and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi, caught in the crossfire of a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta. NOW AVAILABLE AS A VALUE-PRICED
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Genres:

True Crime

Description:

In 2000, Douglas Preston and his family moved to Florence, Italy, fulfilling a long-held dream. They put their children in Italian schools and settled into a 14th century farmhouse in the green hills of Florence, where they devoted themselves to living la dolce vita while Preston wrote his best-selling suspense novels. All that changes when he discovers that the lovely olive grove in front of their house had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known only as the Monster of Florence. Preston, intrigued, joins up with the crack Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to solve the case. THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE tells the true story of their search for--and identification of--a likely suspect, and their chilling interview with that man. And then, in a strange twist of fate, Preston and Spezi themselves become targets of the police investigation into the murders. Preston has his phone tapped and is interrogated by the police, accused of perjury, planting false evidence and being an accessory to murder--and told to leave the country. Spezi fares worse: he is thrown into Italy's grim Capanne prison, accused of being the Monster of Florence himself. THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE, which reads like one of Preston's thrillers, tells a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, suicide, carnival trials, voyeurism, princes and palaces, body parts sent by post, séances, devil worship and Satanic sects, poisonings and exhumations, Florentine high fashion houses and drunken peasants--and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi, caught in the crossfire of a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta. NOW AVAILABLE AS A VALUE-PRICED

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mario Spezi, Dennis Boutsikaris

Length:

9h 51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:58


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:32


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:31


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:17


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:29


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:43


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:11


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:31


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:02


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:20


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:20


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:07


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:33


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:04


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:52


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:34


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:33


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:49


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:41


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:28


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:40


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:16


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:10


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:22


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:04


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:24


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:15


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:55


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:47


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:27


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:17


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:18


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:54


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:50


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:52


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:23


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:06


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:54


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:07


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:56


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:51


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:36


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:26


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:07


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:31


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:33


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:56


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

02:59


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:08


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:22


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:26


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:57


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:34


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:46


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:52


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:02


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:00