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Timothy Holme

Timothy Holme

(Born 1928 in England. Died 31 May, 1987 in Italy)

Timothy Holme was born in England and became an actor and then a journalist before turning his hand to writing non-fiction books and crime novels. He met - and later married - his Italian teacher, Bianca Ghirardelli, while on holiday in Italy

They settled in Verona, where he wrote his five crime mysteries featuring Neapolitan detective Achille Peroni. He died in Italy in 1987.

Achille Peroni novels:

  1. The Neopolitan Streak (1980)
  2. A Funeral of Gondolas (1981)
  3. The Devil and the Dolce Vita (1982)
  4. The Assisi Murders (1985)
  5. At the Lake of Sudden Death (1987)

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