De Angelis, Augusto, The Hotel of the Three Roses; An Insp. De Vincenzi Mystery
The shady Hotel of the Three Roses is home to an assortment of drunks and degenerates. Inspector De Vincenzi receives an anonymous letter, warning him of an imminent outrage at the guest house, and shortly after a macabre discovery is made--a body is found hanging in the hotel's stairwell. As De Vincenzi investigates, more deaths follow, until he finally uncovers a gothic and grotesque story linking the Three Roses' unhappy residents to each other. This intensely dramatic mystery from the father of the Italian crime novel, Augusto de Angelis, features his most famous creation--Inspector De Vincenzi.