book: I Will Have Vengeance (2007; trans 2012 Anne Milano Appel) by Maurizio de Giovanni

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A fine example of the frequent unhelpfulness of genre categorizations.

Homicide detective Commissario Ricciardi of the Naples police has an unusual ability: like the kid at the heart of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense, he can See Dead People — specifically, those who have died a violent death, whether by accident or by malicious intent. These revenants aren’t able to consciously communicate with him, but their actions can assist him in his investigations . . . or, sometimes, hinder him with equivocal signals.

So is this a ghost story? No. Well, maybe yes . . .

In Ricciardi’s latest case, a brilliant operatic tenor has been discovered murdered in his dressing room. Although millions loved the Arnaldo Vezzi they saw on stage or heard on radio or records, Ricciardi soon discovers that in real life

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