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The Monster of Florence A True Story1974 to learn This is the true story of their search for and identification of the man they believe committed the crimes and their chilling interview with him It's also the story of how Preston and Spezi themselves became embroiled in the case Like one of Preston's bestselling thriller I am stunned by how much I thoroughly enjoyed this book Serial Podcast invoked an old and underlying interest in me that has now become an obsession; unsolved mysteries 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 However their tragic tales sure do tell one hell of a story This book is so frustrating that it leaves you thinking a few things you may have never thought before For one I probably won't travel to Florence despite the fact that I am a historian and Florence is the literal birthplace of the Italian Renaissance no big deal The same warped minds that turned a legitimate investigation into a witch hunt of the occult also brought you the international trial of the century; Amanda Knox Yes folks when you read about how badly these seemly intelligent men fell so far down the rabbit hole into fantasy land with the biggest crime in modern Italian history only to be held up on charges of planting evidence and false information you really begin to doubt the Amanda Knox case in general I am now even intrigued to read about that case simply because every time these two dimwits investigate a high profile murder they try to work devil worshiping and Medieval satanic cults into the narrative Those two guys are like the bestWhile it is so maddening to see what Giuttari and Mignini have done to the case of the Monster that is only a brief part of the book The first half walks you through the crimes and specific evidence important to the narrative of the crimes In fact I was freaking myself out so much I had to put the book down for a few days This book is stunning in it's storytelling and the ability it has to draw you into it's web of lies clues and false confessions I loved how much I learned from this book in general mostly about Sardinian culture and this weird gang they brought into Italy from their secluded island It's like a poor man's version of the mafia and I found it gross and uniue This is investigative journalism at it's best and a highly recommended read for folks who enjoy raveling mysteries and true crime This book is non fiction but reads like a brilliantly woven novel of fiction It is of course too wild and outlandish to be fiction and can barely be believed as fact The issue alone of two respected men of the Italian public ministry heading advice from a woman who runs a conspiracy theory website is so outlandish that I still don't believe she ended up being a key witnessbut heyI guess she was I think this is a story that needs to be read because there are so many important aspects to the book In fact the sole reason you should read it is that Hannibal Lecter was based on il Mostro di Firenze A brief note about who The Monster of Florence was view spoilerI find it hard to form an opinion about who the killer was in the book for the same reason Serial presented We don't know enough of the evidence that was collected to form an educated guess The fact that the Undisclosed podcast is bringing forth insurmountable evidence against the prosecutors and investigators of Adnan's case prove that we never knew the whole story But this is a book review not a Serial review However I do believe Antonio Vinci is uneuivocally il Mostro di Firenze as it makes the most logical sense I tend to be left brained about these types of things and love a good ending to a good serial killer mystery In fact when I die I will ask God himself to tell me who Jack the Ripper was who the Zodiac Killer was and now who The Monster of Florence was because despite my unwavering beliefs they still aren't 100% hide spoiler


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read The Monster of Florence A True Story reader Æ Kindle Edition ↠ dogsalonbristol Ç [PDF / Epub] ✐ The Monster of Florence A True Story ☃ Douglas Preston – The Monster of Florence which was shortlisted for the prestigious CWA Gold Dagger AwarThe Monster of Florence which was shortlisted for the prestigious CWA Gold Dagger Award for Non Fiction in 2010 is a true account of brutal serial murder in idyllic Florence After settling in Italy in 2000 Douglas Preston discovered that the olive grove in front of his family's new home Thriller writer Douglas Preston moved to Italy only to find out the nearby olive grove was the scene of a ghasty double murder Preston and the journalist originally covering the investigation Mario Spezi dig into the case of the Monster of Florence even winding up being investigated themselvesI know I made the synopsis sound like a thriller but this is non fiction the account of an Italian serial killer and his murders It's a fascinating journey into a reign of terror that lasted decades and into the psychology of the killer the Italian press and justice systemPreston writes the tale in an engaging way making me forget I was reading nonfiction at times The Monster of Florence's crimes were brutal and the descriptions of the murders can be somewhat graphic Each of the suspects almost seemed tailor made for a book of this type Spezi's and later Preston's frustration was almost tangible The one thing that reminded me that I wasn't reading fiction is that the Monster of Florence was never caughtFun fact The Monster of Florence the man not the book was a partial inspiration for parts of Hannibal by Thomas HarrisThat's about all I can say without revealing too much Read it yourself and get drawn into the web of deceit murder mutilation vengeance and corruption And you'd be well served to never get suspected of a crime in Italy

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Had been the scene of one of the most infamous double murders in Italian history committed by a serial killer who had never been found and was known only as the Monster of Florence Preston intrigued met Italian journalist Mario Spezi who had followed the case since the first murders in You know you are a bookaholic when you find yourself in a uaint little bookshop in Venice staring at a copy of The Monster of Florence C convinced me by way of saying he would pack it in his own luggage that I was not leaving the shop without this book My boyfriend is better than your boyfriend P ♥