The Memory Key: A Commissario Alec Blume Novel (Paperback)

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On a freezing November night Commissario Alec Blume is called to the scene of a shooting.

The victim is Sofia Fontana, the sole witness to a previous killing. Blume's inquiries lead from a professor with a passion for the art of memory to a hospitalised ex-terrorist whose injuries have left her mind innocently blank; from present day Rome's criminal underclass, to a murderous train station bombing in central Italy several decades ago.

Against the advice of his bosses and his own better judgement, Blume is drawn ever deeper into the case, which looks set to derail his troubled relationship with Caterina...

About the Author


Conor Fitzgerald has lived in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States and Italy. He has worked as an arts editor, produced a current affairs journal for foreign embassies based in Rome, and founded a successful translation company. He is married with two children and lives in Rome. The Memory Key is the fourth in his Commissario Alec Blume series.

Praise For…


"A one-sitting read, intricately plotted, swiftly paced and resolved in a totally unexpected fashion." —Bookpage on The Namesake
"A gripping mystery and a fascinating look at organized crime in contemporary Italy." —Shelf Awareness
"Fitzgerald provides an insightful glimpse into the machinations of Italian police work and the criminal world." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Blume...is utterly fascinating, his human shortcoming mirroring our own and forcing us to root for him. If you're drawn to Andrea Camilleri's similarly though not so seriously flawed Salvo Montalbano, you'll be equally hooked by Alec Blume." —Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781620406823
ISBN-10: 1620406829
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: December 2nd, 2014
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Alec Blume Novels