Ilaria Tuti discusses The Sleeping Nymph

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Here's what our buyer and mystery guru Pete has to say about Ilaria Tuti:

"Every year I’m looking for that new author who, for some reason or other, just stands out in my mind. Last year it was Ilaria Tuti. When I read her first book, Flowers Over the Inferno, she ntroduced me to a new character I’d never encountered before. I was all set to nominate for our Beltie Prize that goes to the best mystery of the year. Then I read The Sleeping Nymph, was blown away, and nominated that instead. Oh, so, so, good! I can’t wait to virtually meet her in May.”

In the highly anticipated follow-up to Flowers Over the Inferno, Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, expert criminal profiler with four decades of experience on the Italian police force, returns for a chilling cold case.

A decades-old murder investigation has landed on Superintendent Teresa Battaglia’s desk. DNA analysis has revealed that a painting from the final days of World War II contains matter from a human heart. Teresa is able to trace the evidence to Val Resia, one of Italy’s most isolated, untouched regions.

When Teresa’s investigation hits too close to the truth, a fresh human heart is hung at the valley’s entrance, a warning not to cross its threshold. As she hunts a ruthless killer, Teresa must face down her own rapidly deteriorating physical and cognitive abilities, as well as someone she hoped never to see again—a man who has just become her supervisor.

“Ms. Tuti’s debut, translated from the Italian by Ekin Oklap, introduces a sympathetic heroine in Battaglia, whose gruffness masks a fear she may be losing her unique abilities. ”
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, ON THE SLEEPING NYMPH
“Unlike so many female cops (especially on TV), Teresa is not svelte, soignée or young; she is overweight, over 60 and prone to unbuttoned cursing. And she has a secret she is hiding from colleagues: the onset of Alzheimer’s. A canvas by a second world war partisan is found to have been painted with the blood from a human heart in a mystery yoking in the horrors of the Nazi era, shamanistic rituals and more contemporary murder.”
THE FINANCIAL TIMES, ON THE SLEEPING NYMPH

 

Ilaria Tuti lives in Gemona del Friuli, in the province of Udine. She has a degree in economics, has always had a passion for painting, and freelances for a small independent publisher in her spare time. She won the 2014 Gran Giallo Città di Cattolica literary prize for her short story “The Pagan Child.” Flowers over the Inferno is her debut novel.

Translation: Ekin Oklap was born in Turkey, and grew up in Italy. She translates from Turkish and Italian. She currently lives in London, where she works as a literary agent. As a translator, she was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker International Prize.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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220 Market Street
Fearrington Village, NC 27312
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The Sleeping Nymph (A Teresa Battaglia Novel #2) Cover Image
By Ilaria Tuti, Ekin Oklap (Translated by)
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641291217
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Published: Soho Crime - September 8th, 2020

A 2021 Sue Grafton Memorial Award Nominee

In the highly anticipated follow-up to Flowers Over the Inferno, Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, expert criminal profiler with four decades of experience on the Italian police force, returns for a chilling cold case.


Flowers over the Inferno (A Teresa Battaglia Novel #1) Cover Image
By Ilaria Tuti, Ekin Oklap (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781641290685
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Published: Soho Crime - April 16th, 2019

In this thrilling series debut set in the Italian Alps, an instinct-driven detective won't let her aging body and mind prevent her from tracking a brutal killer.