ILARIA TUTI lives in Friuli, in the far north-eastern part of Italy. FLOWERS OVER THE INFERNO, the first book in the Teresa Battaglia trilogy, was a Times 'Crime Book of the Month' and a top 10 bestseller on publication in Italy.Her second novel PAINTED IN BLOOD was published in Italy in 2019 and became an instant top 5 bestseller.
Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, a criminal profile expert, is in her sixties, overweight, lonely, diabetic, full of the ailments of ageing - and delightful. It's rare that such a character enters crime fiction for the first time, and with such gripping impact. - Marcel Berlins, The TimesCreepy and evocative... but what gives this novel particular appeal is the sixty-something central character, whose abrasive manner hides a warm heart - GuardianHead off to the Alps with the intriguing Detective Superintendent Teresa Battaglia, an Italian police chief who is set to give Tyneside's Vera a run for her money... Exciting, ice-coated, chilling and thrilling - Lancashire Post