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Cold Tuscan Stone by David P. Wagner

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Also by David P. Wagner:

To Die in Tuscany, April 2021
Trade Size / e-Book
Cold Tuscan Stone, February 2021
Trade Size / e-Book
Roman Count Down, June 2019
e-Book
Roman Count Down, June 2019
e-Book
Death in the Dolomites, August 2018
Trade Size / e-Book
Cold Tuscan Stone, August 2018
Trade Size / e-Book
A Funeral in Mantova, March 2018
Trade Size / e-Book
Return to Umbria, November 2016
Trade Size / e-Book
Murder Most Unfortunate, November 2015
Trade Size / e-Book
Death in the Dolomites, September 2014
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Death In The Dolomites, September 2014
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Cold Tuscan Stone, September 2013
Hardcover

Cold Tuscan Stone
David P. Wagner

Poisoned Pen Press
February 2021
On Sale: January 26, 2021
288 pages
ISBN: 1464214646
EAN: 9781464214646
Kindle: B07VQLSJ5L
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Fiction | Mystery Police Procedural | Mystery Legal

First in the Rick Montoya Italian mystery series

"Wagner hits all the right notes in this debut. His likable protagonist engages, plus the Italian angle is always appealing. Perfect for readers who enjoy a complex puzzle, a bit of humor, and a fairly gentle procedural. Don't miss this one."—Library Journal STARRED review

When Rick Montoya moves to Rome to work as a translator, he doesn't expect to get involved in an investigation. But as the situation spirals, he soon finds himself fighting for his life

Rick Montoya has moved from New Mexico to Rome, embracing the life of a translator. He's settling in to la dolce vita when a school friend who is now senior in the Italian Art Squad recruits Rick for an unofficial undercover role. Armed with a list of galleries, suspects, and an expense account, Rick would arrive in Tuscany posing as a buyer for a gallery and spend his days looking at Roman artifacts and sipping wine to flush out burial urn traffickers.

But before sunset on Rick's first day in Volterra, a gallery employee dies in a brutal fall from a high cliff.

The local Commissario and his team consider Rick an amateur, and worse, a foreigner. And now they suspect him in the dead man's murder. While the Volterra squad pursues its leads, Rick continues to interview his list: a museum director, a top gallery owner, a low-profile import/export businessman and his enterprising color-coordinated assistant, and a sensuous heiress with a private art specialty and clientele.

Has Rick's role made him the target of both cops and criminals?

The first Tuscan book in David P. Wagner's Italian mysteries introduces us to Rick Montoya, an American translator who agrees to help catch art smugglers—and soon finds himself in over his head.

Other books in the Rick Montoya Italian Mysteries:
Cold Tuscan Stone
Death in the Dolomites
Murder Most Unfortunate
Return to Umbria
A Funeral in Mantova

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