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The Monster of Florence A True Story

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Ked the countryside around Florence murdering young couples and mutilating the female victims Victims of the monster of Florence Over the years numerous men became suspects many were jailed and some were put on trial To this day however the true killer dubbed the monster of Florence has not been identified Sketch of the monster of Florence Douglas Preston an author of crime novels moved to Florence with his family to write a novel Once there he decided to write a non fiction book about the monster in collaboration with Mario Spezi a journalist who had been writing about the subject for years The result is this book a fascinating tale about both the serial killer and the culture around Florence at the timeDouglas Preston Mario SpeziApparently a major recreational activity among the general public in Florence at least the male half was spying on young couples making love in cars This activity included staking out the best spots to watch and even paying off the regulars to snag their places Of course this is very creepyOther parts of the story depict the macho culture in Italy in which some men mistreated starved and beat their wivesand even murdered them often with few conseuencesAccording to Preston there are probably many reasons the monster of Florence wasn t caught Firstly there was a lot of shoddy police work in which crime scenes weren t secured and people wandered around at will Crime scene photos related to the monster of FlorenceSecond there was an inept judicial system in which the major players cared about advancing their careers than convicting the right person In fact the judges actually closed the investigation on the most likely suspects forcing police to look elsewhereA fascinating part of the book depicts the harassment of Preston and Spezi by the police and the judiciary In fact at one point Spezi was accused of being the murderer and put in jail perhaps in an attempt to stop the publication of this book which casts officials in a decidedly nflattering light Preston and Spezi believe they know the identity of the monster and present a convincing case but perhaps it s too late for justice to prevail This is a well written and engaging book Both mystery fans and true crime aficionados would enjoy itYou can follow my reviews a Despite my criminal justice background I m not a huge fan of true crime books It s not that I dislike them but From Beautiful Zion to Red Bird Creek unless the author has a personal connection to the case ie The Stranger Beside Me Helter Skelter they often just endp being a recitation of the facts without much going for themWhen I first caught wind of Douglas Preston s debacle with an Italian serial killer The Monster of Florence I couldn t wait to read the resulting book How often does one of my favorite bestselling authors end p in the middle of a serial killer investigation being threatened with arrest on secret charges His novels about serial killers are outstanding and I was looking forward to reading his non fictional accountWhile the first half of the book is pretty typical of true crime books as Preston catches the reader p with the history of the killings the second half is just From Mistress to Wifey unbelievable Above everything else the logic that the public prosecutor and chief inspectorse to put together theories on the case are just so out of this world it s impossible to believe that they re working in a civilized country in the present era In what was likely a string of murders perpetrated by a lone psychopath who fit a typical FBI profile these two men strung together a vast conspiracy involving a satanic cult body switching instruments that let people communicate with Hell and an ever widening circle of suspects At the forefront of it all is amazingly a blogger whose insane conspiracy theorist ramblings are taken as gospel in the legal pleadings and arguments the prosecutor oted her verbatimThe maxim truth is stranger than fiction has never been accurate than it is here The fascination for me is not the serial killer himself as far as serial killers go he s nothing out of the ordinary I know this sounds bizarre but I spent a whole semester studying them but the Italian criminal justice system Definitely recommended Im leaving in the morning for Italy and dare not say a negative word about the Italian police and judicial system Great nonfiction account of a journalism project that went haywire and nearly had its *Authors Locked Away For Murder * locked away for murder Harris based Hannibal Lecter on the monster of Florence but at least he didnt end p arrested Really good read No chianti reuired Preston Well my New Yorker article about the Monster of Florence won t be published now thanks to 911 so I think I should write a book insteadEditor But will Americans Really Be That really be that in nsolved lovers lane murders in Italy We already have the Zodiac Killer and the Son of Sam Let s make this book about you instead Preston You re right I am after
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a Bestselling Author And don You know you are a bookaholic when you find yourself in a aint 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 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 p 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. 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. ,
A good true crime story that shows how really terribly wrong an investigation can go when an idiot is put in charge of it If anything Preston was too nice in describing the Italian justice system Recommended to true crime lovers I am stunned by how much I thoroughly enjoyed this book Serial Podcast invoked an old and nderlying interest in me that has now become an obsession A White Slave in Turkey Book 1 - A BDSM Novel 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 theysually 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 1898 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 andniue 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 p 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 * about who the killer was in the book for the same reason Serial presented We don 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 neuivocally 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 nwavering beliefs they still aren t 100% hide spoiler Dolci colline di sangue That s a corruption of an Italian phrase about the rolling hills of Florence it means Rolling hills of blood It s also the title of an Italian version of this book and probably a better oneThis book details the investigation into a series of murders that began in 1968 and finally ended in 1985 16 people were shot to death in the hills surrounding Florence Italy during that time All the victims were killed with the same gun I do not as a rule go in for true crime books I picked this p because of I do not as a rule go in for true crime books I picked this Vérité (Love at Center Court, up because of obsession with all things Italian I m glad I did This book has kept mep at night sometimes by the sheer creepiness of it all and sometimes with slack jawed amazement at the inability of the police to arrest the murdererThe city of Florence is a character in this book I love that fact I had the great pleasure of visiting Florence
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the summer and will never forget it The city is beautiful and feels ancient and the people are amazing they are sophisticated like Parisians but much welcomingSo the Florence that appears in this book was a shock The Florence presented here is still a sophisticated and beautiful place that seems to have existed forever but now it s full of shady grasping politicians corrupt and incompetent police and carabinieri who stumble over each other like fools and of course a serial killer who murders young couples and mutilates the women s bodiesThe book was written by an American reporter who lived in Florence for a few years He started the book with an Italian reporter who was an expert on the case Slowly through the years the two men become than just reporters they become involved in the case in the worst possible way short of becoming victims themselvesI highly recommend this book It s fascinating in the picture it paints of Florence and the Italian judicial system It s very frustrating as well due to the fact that the murderer was never caught and wholly due to corruption on the part of the officials in charge of the case never will be From the late 1960 s to the 1980 s a serial killer sporadically stal. The 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. .
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 This is the nature of the evil of the Monster of Florence And this is the nature of the evil in each and every one of Beyond the Qumran Community us We all have a Monster within the difference is in degree not in kind The number of victims involving the Monster of Florence are staggering those murdered and those accusedWe are all potential killers Each and every one ofs is capable of killing someone Daniels Pet usually that would be while protecting ourselves or protecting someone we love Then there are those who live in a world of revenge fantasy They are sensitive to every slight They keep lists in their heads of every negative thing that has ever happened to them They are a bomb building inside and given the right circumstances the fuse could be lit They might kill their family or friends or coworkers and feel justified in doing so They know who they kill It is very personal Then there are what I think of as the soulless people not in a religious sense but people lacking a fundamental empathy for others They are missing something critical that allows them to value life They are empty and angry They kill indiscriminately They walk into night clubs movie theaters malls schools or churches and kill whoever happens to be there They might say they have a cause or a specific hate but fundamentally what it really comes down to is they hates all The Monster of Florence killed 14 people 7 couples over the course of a decadeand he got away with it Douglas Preston decides to move to Florence Italy to write his next thriller He has fond memories of living in Florence as a teenager and wishes to recapture some of the excitement and wonder he felt in 1969 Of course as we get older we realize that gossamer wrapped memories are nearly impossible to recreate Moments of true magic are fleeting and fickle and belong to the age that created them So maybe Preston didn t think he could recapture the Florence of his youth but he certainly didn t have a clue that he might be imprisoned It isn t his fault What was he supposed to do Mario Spezi the Florentine reporter who spent decades hunting a Monster and kept the pressure on the police much to his detriment He meets a reporter by the name of Mario Spezi and he tells him a story It is an intriguing story of murder mayhem Sardinian gangsters sex and illusive facts These are the very things to make a writer s nostrils Losing Control uiver like a bloodhound catching the scent of aarry To add some spice the very olive grove in the backyard of the villa that Preston is renting was the scene of one of the most horrific double murders in Italian history Most people would be alarmed to discover that such a terrifying event had happened in the place they have chosen to live but for Preston it seems like his muse has given him a gift A living breathing serial killer trumps a sketchy idea for a thrillerThe police files are full of false leads bungled investigations wild speculations lost clues and political pressure Men are arrested and convicted of being the Monster of Florence only to have the true Monster kill again If this were a novel the reader would not be able to believe the level of incompetence shown by the Florentine this were a novel the reader would not be able to believe the level of incompetence shown by the Florentine There is a desperation to catch the killer not only because he is murdering necking couples but also because he is screwing with the sex lives of the entire city It has been speculated that 1 in 3 people in Florence was conceived in the backseat of a car in the Florentine Hills As the murder tally grows fear is produced The result is a frustrated city full of people in need of sexual release The burner needs to be turned down on the boiling potAnd what about the poor peeping toms or Indians as they are called Those men who almost on a professional basis go out every night to creep around The Hills looking for a good vantage point to watch couples making out Those perverts are also in need of release one hand working furiously as they live at least for a moment vicariously through the steamed windows of someone else s passionIt begs the estion with so many of these men out there every night it is almost inconceivable that none of them ever saw anything suspicious Of course it is hard to explain to the police why a man is out in the Florentine HillsALONE but then is a man ever alone when he has some spit and a firm handAs Mario Spezi and Douglas Preston sift through the evidence and become critical of the investigations initiated by the police detectives start to focus on them This is frankly baffling As an American an
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and journalist I always enjoyed a smug feeling of invulnerability What could they possibly do to me When two burly cops come to pick him p for estioning his invincibility starts to feel like a house built on sand He became trapped in his Own ThrillerI Can Certainly thrillerI can certainly why Douglas Preston became so enthralled with this monstrous tale He and Spezi even offer p their own ideas about who the killer was and certainly convinced me that in the end the Florentine police abandoned a line of inuiry too soon that would have yielded the identity of one of the most notorious serial killers in world history Florence will never be the same for Douglas Preston George Clooney is Douglas PrestonThe movie starring George Clooney playing Douglas Preston is due for release in 2016 I m not sure at this point how loose an interpretation the movie will be of the book but if you re Preston you have to be thrilled that people will associate your name with Clooney s face Yes George Clooney played me in a movie If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at. 1974 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.