Press kit for Suspicion

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A Novel
Laura Grimaldi
Translated by Robin Pickering-Iazzi

Terrace Books, a trade imprint of the University of Wisconsin Press

Editor's Statement

This is the first English language translation of any work by Grimaldi—Italy's best-selling answer to Patricia Highsmith and Ruth Rendell, and one of Europe's most popular authors of the thinking person's thriller. Suspicion suggests why. At once chilling gothic novel and a shrewd psychological study, Grimaldi's most accomplished novel evokes the horror of suspecting someone you love,and the nightmare of a parent glimpsing their own child's darkest, deepest, maybe murderous secrets.
—Raphael Kadushin, Humanities Editor, UW Press


"A tortured walk through the winding streets and twisted minds of modern Florence and Florentines. . . . leaves its readers . . . enlightened about crime fiction in a different culture by gluing its reader to the edge of the confessional couch."—Ray Browne, former book review editor, Clues

Author and translator bios

Laura Grimaldi is managing editor for the Italian publisher, Il Saggiatore. She is internationally regarded for her work as a writer, critic, and translator. The author of ten novels, including Monsieur Bovary, Il Sospetto (Suspicion), La Colpa (Guilt), and La Paura (Fear), her books have been translated into nine languages. She has also translated into Italian the work of Ernest Hemingway, E.L. Doctorow, Scott Turow, and Zadie Smith. Robin Pickering-Iazzi, professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, is the author, editor, and translator of many books.

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