Ilaria Tuti books in order
Ilaria Tuti is an Italian author of mystery, thriller, suspense and crime fiction novels.
The holder of a degree in economics, Ilaria has so far authored the Teresa Battaglia mystery series.
Prior to publishing her first book, Flowers Over the Inferno - Fiori sopra l'inferno (2013), Ilaria was awarded the 2014 Gran Giallo Città di Cattolica literary prize for her short story "The Pagan Child."
She currently makes her home in Gemona del Friuli, in the province of Udine, where she enjoys painting, and works as a freelancer for a small independent publisher whenever she can find the time.
All her books have been written in her native Italian before being translated to English.
Genres: Crime Suspense, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
- Flowers Over the Inferno - Fiori sopra l'inferno (2013)
- The Sleeping Nymph - Ninfa dormiente (2020)
Detailed book overview
Superintendent Teresa Battaglia has fought for nearly four decades to earn rank and respect on a testosterone-heavy Italian police force.
When she’s called to investigate a gruesome murder near a mountainside town, she’s paired with a young male inspector she’s not sure she trusts. But she has no choice—in this remote town full of secrets, eerie folktales and primal instincts, the killer seems drawn to a group of local children, who may be in grave danger.
As Teresa inches closer to the truth, she must confront the possibility that her faculties, no longer what they once were, may fail her before the chase is over.
A decades-old murder investigation has landed on Superintendent Teresa Battaglia's desk. DNA analysis has revealed that a painting from the final days of World War II contains matter from a human heart. Teresa is able to trace the evidence to Val Resia, one of Italy’s most isolated, untouched regions.
When Teresa’s investigation hits too close to the truth, a fresh human heart is hung at the valley’s entrance, a warning not to cross its threshold. As she hunts a ruthless killer, Teresa must face down her own rapidly deteriorating physical and cognitive abilities, as well as someone she hoped never to see again—a man who has just become her supervisor.
NB: This book is also known as Painted in Blood.