When I reviewed Ilaria Tuti's first book, Flowers Over the Inferno, featuring formidable homicide detective Teresa Battaglia, I compared her main character to Vera Stanhope and Ruth Galloway. If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I'm a huge fan of both those women, so it will come as no shock to you that I muttered an "Oh, goody!!!" and bounced in my chair when I learned that the second Battaglia mystery was going to be released in September.
Let me tell you more about The Sleeping Nymph!
|Available September 8, 2020!|
A decades-old murder investigation has landed on Superintendent Teresa Battaglia's desk. DNA analysis has revealed that a painting from the final days of World War II contains matter from a human heart. Teresa is able to trace the evidence to Val Resia, one of Italy’s most isolated, untouched regions.
When Teresa’s investigation hits too close to the truth, a fresh human heart is hung at the valley’s entrance, a warning not to cross its threshold. As she hunts a ruthless killer, Teresa must face down her own rapidly deteriorating physical and cognitive abilities, as well as someone she hoped never to see again—a man who has just become her supervisor."
Sounds like Teresa Battaglia has her work cut out for her, doesn't it? I'm really looking forward to reading The Sleeping Nymph, and since this is supposed to be a trilogy, it follows that I'm also anticipating how the third book will conclude Battaglia's story.