My latest book has just come out on Kindle and ePub.
Italy during the Renaissance and Sparafucile and his sister strive to make a living bumping off any unfortunate rich man who happens across their path. The trouble is: as an assassin, Sparafucile is not what you might call competent and his unpredictable sister seems to be spiralling out of control. Inspired by characters in Verdi’s Rigoletto, this is an action-packed, fun-filled visit to a world of intrigue and betrayal, from the author of Leporello on the Lam.
I stuck with the Italian names for people and places used in Verdi’s libretto, although the dialogue is riddled with contemporary vocabulary – a technique I used previously in Leporello… The story is narrated by Sparafucile; odd-numbered chapters are in the present tense and even-numbered chapters that relate his back-story are written in the past tense. As the book goes on, history catches up with the present in more ways that one!
You can read the opening sequences here.