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Praise for Converging Parallels
“By far the best thriller to appear so far this year and I cannot truly see it being bettered....The atmosphere is electric and the writing is stylish yet tense.”
“Commissario Trotti is an inspired creation....As well as being an accomplished thriller, the story casts a stark light on the political corruption which is rife in Italy.”
“In Converging Parallels, Timothy Williams combines a lament for a decaying society with a kidnapping case in a small, municipally proud, communist controlled Italian city...a bright new talent.”
“You don't often get detectives as roundly and palpably portrayed as Trotti.”
"A masterful work."
"A wonderful picture of Italy during the time of the Red Brigades."
“Impressive debut of a sternly likable Italian policeman/sleuth...shapely plot twists and muted, off-beat character portraits.”
“A gripping story, with skillfully humanized characters.”
“A glimpse of authentic contemporary life in Italy....[Converging Parallels] is clever and interesting.”
—West Coast Review of Books
“The atmosphere is convincing, the characters vivid....You will need your wits about you for this one, but it's worth it for its twists and turns and sombre north Italian background.”
—Homes and Gardens
Praise for the Commissario Piero Trotti series
"Subtle, tense and gripping."
"A chilling education, a scalpel-sharp exploration of Italy's body politic. Timothy Williams knows the ABC of corruption—Andreotti, Berlusconi, Craxi—and is a convincing and compelling voice."
"Stylish and excellent. Those who like Dibdin will eat it up."
—The Observer, "10 Best Modern European Crime Writers"
"The ageing moody Trotti is a subtle and convincing creation; the other characters are portrayed with depth and sensitivity, and the Italian atmosphere is authentically beguiling. First-rate in every way."
"Williams' pared-down descriptions and staccato dialogue are a constant pleasure."—Financial Times
"Simple but stylish...convincingly Continental...[Williams's] plotting [is] impeccable."
"Big themes, lots of cynicism and the overall impression of powerlessness when faced with corruption....Timothy Williams is a major contender."
—Tangled Web UK