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13 May 2023

9:00 AM

13 May 2023

9:00 AM

The Angel of Rome and Other Stories Jess Walter

Penguin, pp.272, 9.99

Anyone who has read Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins will want to turn straight to ‘The Angel of Rome’, the title story in this second collection by the versatile American author. Like the novel that elevated Walter from an underrated writer of police procedurals and thrillers to one capable of bestsellers, ‘The Angel of Rome’ is set in Italy and features a filmset and glamorous actors.

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