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 PolicĂ­aco: El monstruo de florencia douglas preston con mario spezi.

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The Monster of Florence

The story starts by detailing the true timeline of events over the 10 year period ‘the monster’ was killing, this told through the eyes of Mario Spezi who was the journalist on the case. The first half of the book reads like a straightforward true-crime novel, with descriptions of the dougllas ritualistic killings in all their gory detail.

Or, if you’re a reader of Preston’s fiction, you may wish to give this one a go.

What could they possibly do to me? DNA was also douglax from envelopes sent to the magistrates by the killer. One whose identity remains a mystery to this day.

Spezi is the obvious major source for this book, with Preston playing catch-up. Books I Want To Flprencia Martin’s Press, a polymath by the name of Lincoln Child. I suppose it’s inevitable, but they latched on to their own theories the same way the police did to theirs, and refused to have open minds about any other alternatives which kind of irritated me.

Douglas Preston decides to move to Florence, Italy, to write his next thriller. Both mystery fans and true crime aficionados would enjoy it. Like in his fiction, Preston is still florsncia on his manner as a storyteller.

The Monster of Florence

Im leaving in the morning for Italy and dare not say a negative word about the Italian police and judicial system! Eventually he became a prime suspect in the eyes of the authorities and conspiracy theorists. That’s about all I can say without revealing too much. Psychological profiles conflicted and stories kept falling through as the Monster continued to terrorize Florence, taking over a dozen victims.

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Afterwards their conversation is dominated with debunking what Preston calls a credible theory that they were guilty. Quotes from The Monster of Fl In the reading of this book, the first portion of it, dealing with the chilling descriptions of the serial killer at large – and journalist Mario Spezi’s sensible and well documented investigation of the crimes -was fascinating to read. So that added to such an engrossing tale equaled one happy Krissy.

This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat Preston and Spezi make a very good case — based on FBI profiling — that one man was responsible for the killings. Some stories are created wholly by their authors, defined by concocted characters and whimsical flights of imagination, and other stories exist in the real world, ready-made for the taking, to be plucked from the ether and crafted into works of thought and substance by whichever authors become taken with them. Retrieved 15 January Oct 12, Nancy Oakes rated it really liked it Shelves: The issue alone of two respected men of the Italian public ministry heading advice from a woman who runs a conspiracy theory website is so outlandish that I still don’t believe she ended up being a key witness This book does what all good true crime books should do: That’s a corruption of an Italian phrase about the rolling hills of Florence; it means Rolling hills of blood.

Preston has his phone tapped, is interrogated, and told to leave the country.

But all-in-all, it wasn’t quite as interesting as the first half, and it actually detracted a bit from how I felt about Preston and Spezi. Of course, this is very creepy. Of course, as we get older we realize that gossamer wrapped memories are nearly florehcia to recreate. This is a harrowing section, as Preston goes from fairly confident we Americans are, it seems, programmed to assume the innocent will be freed to the gradual realization that he could, indeed, end up in jail on the slimmest of evidence.

In what was likely a string of murders perpetrated by a lone psychopath who fit a typical FBI ed, these two men strung together a vast conspiracy involving a satanic cult, body switching, instruments that let people communicate with Hell, and an ever widening circle of suspects. Thousands were involved in the investigation, and more than a dozen suspects arrested but eventually released. In the early s Preston and Child teamed up to write suspense novels; Relic was the first, followed by several others, including Riptide and Thunderhead.


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

He is probably still laughing right now, if he’s still alive. Return to Book Page. Most importantly, it’s a comfort to know that there will always be answer at the end of each pgeston, where Hercule Poirot or some other detective character unmask the culprit and force a confession in dramatic fashion.

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The Italian justice system, it seems, has peculiar characteristics, and in particular a judge involved in the case, Guiliano Mignini, goes on a literal witch-hunt. The result is this book, a fascinating tale about both the serial killer and the culture around Florence at the oduglas.

I was completely glued to the story, and when the author revealed his suspect, it had just the right impact. This is frankly baffling. View all 6 comments. View a machine-translated version of the Italian article.

They bluntly describe the way police mistreated them without the similar evenhanded approach to explaining that many of these officers might have still believed they were the killers or were helping the real one. The fascination for me is not the serial killer himself as far as serial killers go, he’s nothing out of the ordinary – I know this sounds bizarre, but I spent a whole semester studying thembut the Italian criminal justice system.

Archived from the original on In this version, the evil was split between some weird Florentine families and a lazy police deparment The dougoas of Florence and its storied history also create a strange juxtaposition to the crimes, giving a sense monstru surreal disbelief to the notion that such doyglas beautiful region of the world, known for its scenic beauty and cultural magnificence spawned such evil.

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