Cauchemar de dame - Nino Filastò

Against the background of Florence, city of art and mystery, two crimes await solution. A drag queen is cut into pieces, then an art merchant is found dead in his bath. Angelica, an impoverished aristocratic accused of the latter’s murder, falls into the murderer’s demented clutches, a forger par excellence of celebrated paintings, and Attorney Scalzi comes to her defence. A masterly crafted thriller that is Filastò at his best.
pp. 295
Rights sold: France (Gallimard), Germany (Aufbau/Rütten-Loening-paperback/Welbild-bookclub), Italy (Interno Giallo/Mondadori-paperback), Holland (De Geus)
English translation available
TV option sold for a 24 episode series to Phoenix (owned by Biondi & Rossellini)