The Monster of Florence

The Monster of Florence - Douglas Preston The author's history as a fictional crime thriller writer shows through. This reads too much like a pulp thriller and less like a serious discourse on a real life serial killer. It focuses too much on the author's feelings and minor involvement in the issue for me to care for a large amount of pages. The random breaks to talk about the author's family life and the flavor-Italian were annoying too. I did learn a lot about the case I would not have before, not speaking much Italian, but it was a slog to get through this book.