Maurizio de Giovanni
Maurizio de Giovanni lives and works in Naples. In 2005, he won a writing competition for unpublished authors with a short story set in the 1930s featuring the detective Ricciardi, and then went on to write his bestselling series of Ricciardi novels. The Crocodile marks the beginning of a new crime series set in present-day Naples and featuring Detective Inspector Lojacono. His books have been successfully translated into several languages, and a television adaptation is underway in Italy.