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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Logic and common sense are completely bypassed, as the circumstances pretty much resemble a very, very black comedy. It was shocking but it didn’t end up being as outrageous and unb “The Monster’s crimes were so horrific that mere man could not possibly have committed them. The Monster dw Florence is amongst the most monnstruo cases I’ve heard of, much less read a full book detailing, but if you’re like me you can’t help but want insight into what would make people do such things, or at least know how a town would deal with them.

Since then he has published several more non-fiction books on the history of the American Southwest, Talking to the Ground and The Royal Road, as well as a novel entitled Jennie. This story reminds us that there are monsters among us, and sometimes they’re the people who should be protecting us from monsters. They are missing something critical that allows them to value life. It’s so obviously a story about the blindness of privilege and Preston so completely fails monstrruo come to grips with the way he forces his friends into the roles he imagines their identities to ek that I find it mostly a frustrating scaffold around the actual story.

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Those two guys are like the best. We are all potential killers. In what was likely a string of murders perpetrated by a lone psychopath who fit a typical FBI profile, 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.


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

Still, I was glad to have a copy of the text handy, because it includes a map and numerous photographs. Determined to save their own reputations, at the cost of anyone else’s. The most notable aspect of the first half of the book is how vast the hunt for the Monster was — and how often it obviously went off course. In the early s Preston and Child teamed up to write suspense dpuglas Relic was the first, followed by several others, including Riptide and Thunderhead.

This book florecnia what all good true crime books should do: Aug 24, Stephanie Bedrick rated it really liked it. The result is a frustrated city full of people in need of sexual release. It has been speculated that 1 in 3 people in Florence was conceived in the backseat of a dl in the Florentine Hills.

A model attribution edit summary using German: Sketch of ‘the monster of Florence’ Douglas Preston, an author of crime novels, moved to Florence with his family to write a novel. If you’re a fan of true crime then this is a must read.

Who was this monster that plagued Florence for so many years and then seemed to disappear? 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. They ddouglas empty and angry. With ve friend they once attempted to fly a rocket into Wellesley Square; the rocket malfunctioned and nearly killed a man mowing his lawn.

If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. The lessons learned here seem to have little to do with the Monster himself and hence the story does not end as neatly as an Agatha Christie paperback.

I really can’t believe this book, absolutely fascinating. Lists with This Book.


This book details the investigation into a series of murders that began in and finally ended in Then there are those who live in a world of revenge fantasy. I have to admit – probably not the best book to foorencia right before traveling to Italy. View all 7 comments. It is a morbid confession to say how much I enjoy reading about serial killers and spooky mysteries because not only are serial killers the most disappointed and tortured souls to walk the Earth, they usually torment and torture their victims, leaving a path of destruction in their wake.


Each of the suspects almost seemed tailor-made for a book of this type.

Monster of Florence

The burner needs to be turned down on the boiling pot. 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 prestoon an idyllic summer I spent there studying in Perugia Judge Mignini’s very own home turf back in the 70’s.

It is very personal. The investigation into the murders was seriously flawed, and corrupt. Of course, as we get older we realize that gossamer wrapped memories are nearly impossible to recreate. To add some more spice, the very olive grove in the backyard of the villa that Preston is renting was the scene of one of the most horrific double murders florenica Italian history.

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The Monster of Florence

First half of the book: I leave with some sympathy for Douglas Preston, but mostly in a way that makes me second guess him and selfishly believe I ought to be living his life instead of him. Jun 18, Claudia rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Preeston became trapped in his own thriller. The Great and Powerful Emily.

Each and every one of us is capable of killing someone, flroencia that would be while protecting ourselves or protecting someone we love.