THE WHITE DEVIL
First novel by noir master Domenic Stansberry in six years. A sparse, chilling tale of a young American actress—alleged adulteress and murderer—living in the ex-patriot community in Rome. Together with her charming but troublesome brother, the young woman finds herself implicated in a series of crimes dating back to their childhood.
The novel follows the narrator's obsession with an older Italian actress and her charismatic husband. An elegant tour de force, a psychological noir driven by the erotic tension between brother and sister. A must read for Stansberry fans.
PRAISE FOR THE WHITE DEVIL
"Edgar-winner Stansberry takes the reader on a wild ride in this exceptional noir. From the very first sentence, the unnamed first-person narrator seduces you into a labyrinth of emotions and coups de théâtre.....compelling reading. "
Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
“Stansberry, borrowing freely from John Webster's eponymous 1612 tragedy, proves that there's plenty of life and death and nastiness in the classics . . . Perhaps the most surprising feature of this tour de force is its pervasive links to both Jacobean tragedy and contemporary Mediterranean noir. Who knew?” Kirkus Review
“Stansberry nails the sultry, decadent, and erotically charged tone with one perfectly placed hammer stroke after another.” Booklist, Bill Ott
“(Readers) will relish The White Devil's ability to draw in both thriller and mystery audiences, anything but staid or predictable . . . more than a murder mystery: a story of Italy, obsessions, candid cultural observations, and a sense of place and confused purpose that keep readers guessing, entertained, and thoroughly immersed." Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan
“Freaking incredible.” Crimespree
DOMENIC STANSBERRY is the Edgar Award winning author of the neo-noir cult classc, The Confession, as well as the North Beach Mystery series, praised in the New York Times and elsewhere for its rich portrayal of the ethnic and political subcultures of San Francisco . . . more
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