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Massimo Carlotto

Blues for Outlaw Hearts and Old Whores

Cover: Blues for Outlaw Hearts and Old Whores - Massimo Carlotto

Massimo Carlotto

Blues for Outlaw Hearts and Old Whores

2020, pp. 208, e-Book
ISBN: 9781609455705
Translated by: Will Schutt
Region: Italy
Book collection: World Noir
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The book

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 in the most complex “Alligator” novel to date. Rich with biting humor, humanity, and psychological insight, this is an exemplary noir novel from a crime writer at the top of his game.

Marco Buratti, a.k.a. the Alligator, and his partners Max the Memory and Beniamino Rossini have fallen into a trap laid by their worst enemy, Giorgio Pellegrini, a wanted man who has no intention of living as a fugitive for the rest of his life and turns state evidence, but something goes wrong. Blackmailed by a high government official, the Alligator and his partners are forced to investigate. But they’ve been framed: even if they discover who’s behind the crime, they’ll rot in prison. To survive, some rules will have to be bent, and others broken.

“Sudden turns of events are interspersed with dialogue that reminds of postwar American noir films. [ . . . ] Somewhere up there Raymond Chandler is surely applauding.”—La Stampa

“This is Carlotto’s toughest novel yet. Its investigation of human feelings and women’s suffering recalls Georges Simenon.”—Corriere della Sera

The author

Massimo Carlotto
Massimo Carlotto was born in Padua, Italy. In addition to the many titles in his extremely popular “Alligator” series, he is also the author of The Fugitive, Death’s Dark Abyss, Poisonville, Bandit Love, and At the End of a Dull Day. He is one of Italy’s most popular authors and a major exponent of the Mediterranean Noir novel.

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