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The Salati Case

Tobias Jones

Set in the fog of a northern Italian winter, Tobias Jones’s The Salati Case introduces Casta, a detective with a hard-boiled exterior and a soft centre.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571245864
Date Published
24.12.2009
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Summary

Castagnetti (informally known as ‘Casta’) is a private detective who doesn’t do things by the book. When a pompous notary commissions him to verify that a missing person is “presumed dead” in order to dispose of a dead woman’s estate to the other heirs, Casta smells a rat. Before long he’s reopening wounds from years ago and exposing family secrets to those who have tried to suppress them.

The relatives of Signora Salati just want their their inheritance, but Casta is going to make sure they get their just desserts as well. Because Casta isn’t the sort to content himself with “presumed dead”. He likes certainty, the kind of certainty that comes from seeing a skeleton. As the Salati case progresses, other corpses appear and Casta realises he’s at the centre of an old-fashioned Italian whodunit.

The Salti Case marks the appearance of a new and memorable detective: an orphan who has pulled himself up from the mean streets.

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Tobias Jones is the author of two travel books, The Dark Heart of Italy and Utopian Dreams. His novel, The Salati Case, was the first in a series featuring the Italian private detective Castagnetti, followed by White Death. In 2012 he published his true crime account of an Italian serial killer, Blood on the Altar. Jones has written and presented…

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