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City of devils

City of devils

Bretherick, Diana, author

1887. James Murray, a Scottish scientist fascinated by the developing research into the study of criminal behaviour, travels to Turin to be apprenticed to Cesare Lombroso, the world-renowned criminologist. But just hours after his introduction to his new mentor, the discovery of a mutilated body in a public square and a note that appears to implicate Lombroso throws his visit in a whole new direction

Paperback, Book. English. Crime. Detective and mystery stories.
Published London: Orion, 2013

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Statement of responsibility: Diana Bretherick
ISBN: 1409127915, 9781409127918
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 458 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: Turin (Italy) Fiction.; Lombroso, Cesare, 1835-1909 Fiction.

Author note

Diana Bretherick is an ex-criminal barrister and now a lecturer in criminology and criminal law at Portsmouth University. She won the GOOD HOUSEKEEPING new novel competition in 2012.


A historical crime novel with real originality and narrative energy