Book List:12 titles
  • In Carlotto's The Campagna Trail, Inspector Campagna uses an old friendship with notorious drug dealer Roby Pizzo in a Machiavellian attempt to keep the peace. But when an interfering new police chief demands Campagna bring down the Mafioso who heads...


  • International secret police operations, drug trafficking, prostitution, and identity theft set the stage for the eternal struggle between Good and Evil.Acclaimed as one of today’s best contemporary noir writers, Massimo Carlotto reaches new heights...


  • Padua, Italy. An unremarkable man, a husband and father, disappears without a trace. After a few months of searching, the police send his file to the cold cases department to be thrown in with the files of other missing persons. One woman knows the t...


  • Massimo Carlotto has been called “the reigning king of Mediterranean noir” (Boston Phoenix) and “the best living Italian crime writer” (Il Manifesto). In The Colombian Mule, Carlotto brings to riveting life the story of Arías Cuevas, who s...


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    An explosive crime thriller from the author of The Goodbye Kiss, “the reigning king of Mediterranean noir” (Boston Phoenix).Giorgio Pellegrini, the hero of The Goodbye Kiss, has been living an “honest” life for eleven years. But that’s abou...


  • PI Marco “the Alligator” Buratti returns in a thriller from the author whose “brand of crime writing is tougher than even the toughest American noir” (Josh Bazell, national bestselling author).Massimo Carlotto has been described as “the rei...


  • Poisonville is a noir thriller par excellence—there's murder, moral ambiguity, and a protagonist less than heroic. In this #1 bestselling noir novel, however, the killer is not an individual but an entire system. The heavily industrialized northea...


  • "Carlotto is the reigning king of Mediterranean noir."-The Boston Phoenix After serving years in jail for a crime he didn't commit, Massimo Carlotto received a presidential pardon in 1993. The first book he wrote as a free man was The Fugitive, telli...


  • Alligator - former blues singer, ex-convict, now a private detective - finds himself pulled into a dark and unsettling case that uncovers an Italy known to very few. When Helena Giraldi is abducted, her husband approaches Alligator and his friends fo...






  • "A narrative voice that is cold, heartless, but, in a creepy way, fascinating."-The New York Times A riveting drama of guilt, revenge, and justice, Massimo Carlotto's Death's Dark Abyss tells the story of two men and the savage crime that binds the...


  • "The best living Italian crime writer."-Il Manifesto An unscrupulous womanizer, as devoid of morals now as he once was full of idealistic fervor, returns to Italy, where he is wanted for a series of crimes. To earn himself the guise of respectability...


  • When Colombian Arias Cuevas is caught trying to smuggle drugs through Venice airport, his fear isn't fuelled by the idea of prison. He's much more frightened of his aunt—it was her coke he took off with. The cops set up a sting to find out who was ...