A good detective story taking place in a beautiful part of Italy is a real treat for people who enjoy reading crime mysteries and also happen to love Italy. Use this website to find out more about the locations, the lifestyle and the food and the wine experienced by the characters created by your favourite authors.

About Us

Crime Scene Italy: Website editor Val Culley

Val Culley is a freelance journalist and travel writer who specialises in writing about Italy .
She has spent years travelling around the country and has developed a good understanding of Italy’s language, culture, history and politics.
Crime fiction is her favourite genre and she has visited many of the locations in the novels featured on this website.
All information and travel advice has been given in good faith and based on checked and updated information.
Val’s first novel, Death in the High City, was published as an ebook in May 2014 and is now out in paperback.
Set in one of Val’s favourite places, Bergamo in Lombardia, the novel introduces detective duo Kate Butler, a freelance journalist, and Steve Bartorelli, a retired Detective Chief Inspector. The book is for sale on www.amazon.co.uk.

Val started www.bestofbergamo.com, www.bestofsorrento.com and www.bestofpadova.com so that she could pass on travel and tourist information to others and help them get the best out of their visits to these beautiful areas of Italy.
She also edits www.bestofitalyhotels.com a website dedicated to helping travellers find the best value, high quality hotels in Italy .
Val has written features for ITALIA! magazine and also works as a freelance journalist providing communications services to businesses, charities and the public sector.
She is a holder of the Institute of Linguists Final Diploma, the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Proficiency Certificate and has been a member of the Dante Alighieri Society for more than 20 years.
For more information visit www.valculley.com, or www.valculleycommunications.com. Or, to contact Val direct, email Val.Culley@gmail.com or culleyval@yahoo.co.uk.

Jon Culley is the designer of the Crime Scene Italy website. As a freelance sports journalist, he writes primarily about football and cricket for The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, The Daily Telegraph, www.cricinfo.com and various other publications.
He has visited Italy regularly for more than 30 years and Crime Scene Italy enables him to combine his love of the country with his interest in books. Jon created the sports books website The Sports Bookshelf (www.thesportsbookshelf.com).

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for doing this! Any reviews for Maurizio de Giovanni? I think he is a very interesting writer.