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Alessandro Bellardita

The Sicilian case [Die sizilianische Akte]

A crime novel about the Italian mafia in Germany

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Edition: 1.

Release year: 2024

Number of pages: 240 pages

Images: None

Format: 12.0 x 18.0 cm

Language/s: German

ISBN (printed book): 978-3-910347-36-6

ISBN (ePDF): 978-3-910347-37-3

ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-910347-38-0

Short text

While public prosecutor Francesco De Benedetti is going about his daily routine in tranquil Heidelberg, he receives a request for administrative assistance from Sicily. Mafia boss Vito Macaluso, who is in prison in Mannheim, has to be questioned about a murder case. The Sicilian investigators suspect that Macaluso could be an important witness. The processing seems just a formality. But a few days after the interrogation, his nephew is murdered. Suddenly events come to a head and what De Benedetti had already suspected is confirmed: the Sicilian file leads directly to a trail of death that connects Germany and Sicily. A threatening situation is on the horizon.

In this second investigation, the Heidelberg public prosecutor De Benedetti is tracking down the hidden structures of the Italian mafia in the Rhine-Neckar area.

With this crime novel, the author Alessandro Bellardita provides an exciting and creative insight into the machinations of organized crime. The plot, embedded in Heidelberg in the 2010s, picks up on the mafia investigations of the 1990s and provides a convincing review of important moments in this long-standing investigative story.

Keywords: Francesco, De Benedetti, Mafia, Cosa Nostra, Stidda, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Ludwigshafen, Sicily, organized crime, murder, crime novel, police novel, public prosecutor, public prosecutor, police investigator, crime novel, crime novel, crime series, Italy , Syracuse, Ettlingen.

About the author

Police thriller

Dr. Alessandro Bellardita is a native Sicilian and lives in the Rhine-Neckar area. He has been working in the judicial service since 2012, currently at the Karlsruhe Regional Court. He has been working as a journalist and writer since 2005 and regularly gives lectures and readings to strong media coverage.

In 2021, the first investigative case of its German-Italian main character Francesco De Benedetti was published under the title “Der Zeugenmacher”.

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