The Monster of Florence is the name commonly used by the media in Italy for a series of eight . The book The Monster of Florence: A True Story by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi casts doubts on the culpability of Pacciani as Il Mostro. El monstruo de Florencia: una historia real by Douglas J. Preston; Mario Spezi at – ISBN – ISBN Libros de segunda mano (posteriores a ) – Literatura – Narrativa – Terror, Misterio y Policíaco: El monstruo de florencia douglas preston con mario spezi.

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He meets a reporter by the name of Mario Spezi, and he tells him a story.

Monster of Florence

It’s like a poor man’s version of the mafia and I found it gross and unique. While the first half of the ds is pretty typical of true crime books as Preston catches the reader up with the history of the killings, the second half is just unbelievable.

dpuglas The stories of abuse of power were horrifying, just as much as the murders An exploration of the Italian legal syste This book – especially the second half – is a primary source in the investigation of an unsolved serial murder case and the odd behavior of an Italian prosecutor in the decades following.

You’re no better than the police who refuse to listen to any of your theories.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The plot monsstruo – so to speak – and we learn of things saintly and satanic. At the end of a fictional novel, the killer would have been unmasked and good will have triumphed over evil.


Couples murdered on the hills of Tuscany, sex organs taken. Retrieved from ” https: They are missing something critical that allows them to value life.

Oh this was fascinating, frustrating, and even rage-making in places. The Monster was a serial killer who stalked, murdered and mutilated young couples in Florence, Italy.

The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston

Dec 19, Natalie rated it really liked it. Italian magazine Tempi published an article on 23 May suggesting that the Zodiac Killer and the Monster of Florence are the same person: In AugustDouglas Preston moved his family to Florence; he intended to write a murder mystery. May 19, Char rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. My husband died searching for the truth.

That fact that the book relates a true story hits home when the drama becomes more personal. A Short Lexicon of Horror –and I d [library] Okay, so I’m going to start with something catty, for which I apologize, but it also serves as a pretty good tl;dr: Preston also taught writing at Princeton University and was managing editor of Curator.

The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston (4 star ratings)

All in all, this is an engrossing read, and one that I have to say was personally disillusioning, for I have like many a rather romantic view floreencia Italy, bolstered by an idyllic summer I spent there studying in Perugia Judge Mignini’s very own home turf back in dkuglas 70’s. The story on the investigation I found kinda tiresome. He meets a reporter by the name of Mario Spezi, and he tells him a story. We were both mesmerized by this I’m a bit behind on my thoughts on what I’ve read so am going to give this a quick get-go.


Spezi is the obvious major source for this book, with Preston playing catch-up. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Cheap things like douglqs are especially irksome in the face of such a horrifying story.

Preston and the florebcia originally covering the investigation, Mario Spezi, dig into the case of the Monster of Florence, even winding up being investigated themselves It was fascinating and riveting; a real page turner. I had to actually force myself to read the last half at least of this book.

When I first caught wind of Douglas Preston ‘s debacle with an Italian serial killer, The Monster of Florence, I couldn’t wait to read the resulting book.

The murderers used multiple weapons, including a.

The Monster of Florence

Why the publishers let that pass is almost as much of a mystery as the monster. Several other suspects were arrested at various times, but were later released when subsequent murders using the same weapon and methods occurred during their detention. I am hoping that through DNA and other means available now that we will learn the true identity of this killer.

Agatha Christie’s murder mystery novels in particular presented addicting whoddunit puzzles that serve as harmless, brain-teasing, entertainment.