The plot is reminiscent of The Big Sleep, and Duca is a Chandleresque figure: unafraid on mean streets, but not himself mean.
If you’ve been following me on twitter, you may have seen my enthusiasm for A Private Venus. I think fans of hardboiled crime fiction, international crime fiction or both will certainly enjoy the new reprint of Giorgio Scerbanenco’s A Private Venus. I not only reviewed the book for Crime Fiction Lover, I also enjoyed it thoroughly.
But don’t just take my word for it. Go read the review, then take my word for it.