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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Return to Book Page. The first half of the book reads like a stra The Dark Side of Italy or An Innocent Abroad Douglas Preston and co-author Mario Spezi undertook their own investigation into an unsolved string of serial killings — seven couples brutally murdered in near-identical fashion in a period beginning in and stretching up to Francesco became one of the main dee in the murder case he had ties to the killing in and he was out of jail during the times of the prestno he was sent to jail for 3 years and in those 3 there were no murders expect for one that was done to prove his innocence but didn’t fit the monsters normal style of killing and believed to have been done by his nephew and due to the fact that the evidence wasn’t concrete and circumstantial they were forced to let him go but after he was released there were no more killings and he disappeared it is believed that he went back to Sardinia.

Quotes from The Monster of Fl He pursued the case until he became a suspect. It appears that the book was written separately by the two men, with Spezi starting the tale with background of the crimes, the various trials, the likely suspects, and Preston writing how the predton of them became victims of the capricious officers of the law. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But that was my own fault. Who is the real monster of Florence? Then there are those who live in a world of revenge fantasy.


So it was like being squeezed into the best kind of hug by a favorite family member you haven’t seen in a long time. So, basically they went through all of that for nothing. To research the book, Preston and a friend retraced on horseback 1, miles of Coronado’s route across Arizona and New Mexico, packing their supplies and sleeping under the stars–nearly killing themselves in the process.

Turns out the Italian justice system isn’t any better or more ethical than the US one.

The Monster of Florence

Jan 12, Arun Divakar rated it really liked it. The city of Florence is a character in this book. Read more Read less. So, being the good researcher that he is, hooks up with someone who knows all about the local crime scene, and ends up becoming interested in an unsolved string of serial murders.

Then again – this is the country that is suing geologist for murder because they didn’t predict an earthquake that killed people. Preston meets and befriends Spezi, ultimately becoming engrossed in the Monster Killings himself.

As they grew up, Doug, Richard, and their little brother David roamed the quiet suburbs of Wellesley, terrorizing the natives with home-made rockets and incendiary devices mail-ordered from the backs of comic books or concocted from chemistry sets. Ultimately, however, the book is published, and both Preston and Spezi are subsequently cleared.

It begs the question, with so many of these men out there every night, it is almost inconceivable that none of them ever saw anything suspicious.

View all 4 comments. Get to Know Us. In fact the judges actually closed the investigation on the most likely suspects, forcing police to look elsewhere. Yet in their description of Spezi dealing with officers Spezi immediately figures out what the police suspect, which is the normal conclusion of a guilty mind.

Mario Spezi the Florentine reporter who spent decades hunting a Monster, and kept the pressure on the police much to his detriment. In the early s Preston and Child teamed up to write suspense novels; Douglae was the first, followed by several others, including Riptide and Thunderhead. The book was written by an American reporter who lived in Florence for a few years. Open Preview See a Problem?

Jun 30, Mike rated it really liked it. This story reminds us that florencja are monsters among us, and sometimes they’re the people who should be protecting us from monsters.


After a great beginning, Preston lost me. It is an intriguing mojstruo of murder, mayhem, Sardinian gangsters, sex, and illusive facts. This book details the investigation into a series of murders that began in and finally ended in The chapters are concise mouthfuls – amuse bouche. Want to Read saving…. View all 10 comments. Preston recounts in riveting first-person, for example, his interrogation by the relentless Mignini.

Turns out the Italian justice system isn’t any better or more ethical than the US one.


View all 3 comments. The Stranger Beside MeHelter Skelter they often just end dde being a recitation of the facts without much more going for them.

I won’t indulge in a spoiler, but will just say that their logic is impressive monsruo has me convinced. Preston has his phone tapped, is interrogated, and told to leave the country. Feb 17, Carlos Azevedo rated it really liked it.

It has no body, no bones, no blood. Quacks, mediums, psychics and a few douhlas journalists were consulted as they tried to figure this man or men out. If this were a novel, the reader would not be able to believe the level of incompetence shown by the Florentine detectives. It is a tale of how selfishness, greed and downright incompetence spun an entire web that defaced Italy in front of the world and destroyed the lives of a lot of innocents in the process.

The Monster of Florence killed 14 people, 7 couples, over the course of a decade Despite these issues, Monster of Florence is well worth reading. Fascinado por este terrible caso sin resolv. The first half of the book reads like a florendia true-crime novel, with descriptions of the seven ritualistic killings in all doublas gory detail.