Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Monster of Florence-Douglas J. Preston and Mario Spezi

The Monster of Florence
Douglas J. Preston and Mario Spezi
Grand Central, Jun 2008, $25.99
ISBN: 0446581194

For over a decade, the killer murdered and mutilated fourteen people; seven couples making out in parked cars. The police arrested several people, but none were permanently convicted. Though the case turned cold with the last homicides in 1985, renowned novelist Douglas J. Preston and Italian crime reporter Mario Spezi began an investigation to uncover the identity of THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE, which led to their being in trouble with local prosecutors.

This is an incredible true crime book that in some ways reads like an obsessed investigative novel. The book is chilling because it is real and not a fictional account. Set aside time as readers will be spellbound to learn whether the authors identified the serial killer.

Harriet Klausner