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Few Drops of Blood
by Jan Merete Weiss
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Soho, 2014 (2014)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Naples is a conflicted city. The members of the Camporra, the local crime family, lives side by side with the decent citizens of the Italian city. So it comes as no surprise that Captain Natalia Monte of the Carabiniere has some friends whom she grew up with who are now crime syndicate members. At times this can be a problem, while in other instances it can make solving a crime a bit easier.

In this situation Monte is investigating a bizarre murder of two gay males that has shaken the city. The case will take the policewoman into some of the seamier sections of her city and force her to acknowledge the homophobic feelings that run deep in both the religious sector and crime families of Naples.

As with the previous novel featuring Natalia Monte, the author provides a detailed picture of both this famous Italian city and its varied citizenry. Jan Merete Weiss has laid claim to Naples as her city for this series of police procedural novels and she is an expert guide, showcasing all its interesting neighborhoods.

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