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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At the end of July prosecutors conducted an examination of the DNA which was then linked to the suspects. They are missing something critical that allows them to value life.

They are missing something critical that allows them to value life. I don’t read a lot of non-fiction and when I do it’s usually either biographies or travel.

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

Spezi, as a crime beat newpaper journalist, became involved with the cases early on, and followed progress, through bizarre theories and meglomanic officials. Published June 10th by Grand Central Publishing first published Sometimes the law in the hands of an unscrupulous man is a weapon, injuring anyone who crosses him.

You’re no better than the police who refuse to listen to any of your theories. Preston meets and befriends Spezi, ultimately becoming engrossed in the Monster Killings himself. I guess she was. Let me go over both these. I am now even more intrigued to read about that case simply because every time these two dimwits investigate a high monshruo murder they try to work devil worshiping and Medieval satanic cults florejcia the narrative.

Harris was here, Harris met this person, this killing that is really nothing like Lecter helped inspire his creation. This is the true story of their douglaz for–and identification of–the man they believe committed the crimes, and their chilling interview with him.


Monster of Florence

Retrieved 15 January The character of Mario Spezi comes into the story line as a rookie journalist who is yet to hit that big scoop every one i n this field of work is constantly on the lookout for. The Monster of Florence killed 14 people, 7 couples, over the course of douflas decade What was he supposed to do.

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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.

Somehow I missed Monster of Florence but I’m so glad I picked it up on audio for a recent road trip with my husband. I’m glad I did.

The Monster of Florence

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 of Italy, bolstered by an idyllic summer I spent there studying in Perugia Judge Mignini’s very own home turf back in the 70’s. Books by Douglas Preston. The Monster of Florence 2 6 Apr 15, Im leaving in the morning for Italy and dare not say a negative word about the Italian police and judicial system!

The only reason I rated it 4 instead of 5 stars was because there were a couple of times I got a little lost in the sauce. Richard went on to write The Hot Zone and The Cobra Event, which tells you all you need to know about what it was like to grow up with him as a brother. Preston has his phone tapped, is interrogated, and told to leave the country. He is probably still laughing right now, if he’s still alive. It has been speculated that 1 in 3 people in Florence was conceived in the backseat of a car in the Florentine Hills.

As the book went to press, the Monster was still out there This is the true story of their search for–and identification of–the man they believe committed the crimes, and their chilling interview with him.

Then there are those who live in a world of revenge fantasy. This would have been ds enough to keep me reading, but the most frightening thing about this book to me was the whole misguided system of justice in Italy, as portrayed and lived by Preston and Spezi.


He even gives the killer the nick name of ‘The Monster Of Florence’.

I listened to this book on audio. A good true crime story that shows how really terribly wrong an investigation can go when an idiot is put in charge of it.

View all 9 comments. We are all potential killers. The Italian justice system, flofencia seems, has peculiar characteristics, and in particular a judge involved in the case, Guiliano Mignini, goes on a literal witch-hunt.

The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston

Awful as it is to be real, Preston makes his informative story as sizzling as just about any crime fiction — at least until he makes himself a part of it in telling his own role.

For one, it’s a true crime account of an unresolved serial murder case in Florence, Italy, as told by American writer Douglas Preston and Italian journalist Mario Spezi. You know that goofy commericial, “Momma mia! And jeez Louise the incompetence douglss the Italian criminal justice system and police was getting fkorencia my nerves.

This story is so fantastical it’s difficult to believe this actually happened! From what I read and the pictures I see online, this is a magical place. 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 dde, but I spent a whole semester studying thembut the Italian criminal justice system.

Douglas Preston Mario Spezi Apparently a major recreational activity among the general public in Florence at least the male half was spying on young couples making love in cars. Authorities are both baffled, and determined.