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Length: 157 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 385 KB
  • Print Length: 157 pages
  • Publisher: John Johnson (January 21, 2012)
  • Publication Date: January 21, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0070L65W4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,900,573 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

John Johnson lives near Bologna, Italy. He works as an editor for a living, and as well as writing novels has also written and recorded a whole bunch of songs, sometimes under the moniker of Alphonse Allais, sometimes with other people.

The Mina Balestra trilogy consists of:
I. Servants of Two Masters
II. The Second State
III. When the Poison Stains these Shores

A trilogy of crime novels set in northern Italy featuring Commissario Mina Balestra. These pacy novels span all aspects of contemporary Italy: with a broad range of characters, from cut-throat politicians to talentless media starlets, from elderly artisans to single mothers, these are tales of everyday heroism amid the squalor of dirty deals and illegal trafficking in toxic waste.

You can find my blog here on all aspects of contemporary Italy and literature:

A sample of my music can be found here:

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