[crime] The Monster of Florence … a compelling true crime story …

People have often asked me if the Monster of Florence will ever be found. I once believed that Spezi and I could find the truth; now I am not so certain. Any crime novel, to be successful, must contain certain basic elements: there must be a motive; evidence; a trail of clues; and a process of discovery that leads, one way or another, to a conclusion. All novels, even Crime and Punishment, must come to an end.

But life, I have learned, is not so tidy. Here were murders without motive and a trail of clues apparently without end. The process of discovery has led investigators so deeply into a wilderness of falsehood that I doubt they will ever find their way out.

The Monster of Florence

This entry was posted on Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 6:30 am and is filed under Crime.

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An excellent article. A chilling indictment of the state of Italian policing over that period.

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