• By My Hand

  • The Christmas of Commissario Ricciardi: The Commissario Ricciardi Series, Book 5
  • By: Maurizio de Giovanni
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Series: Commissario Ricciardi, Book 5
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-14-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (7 ratings)

Regular price: $24.47

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $24.47

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Maurizio de Giovanni presents By My Hand, the fifth book in the critically acclaimed Commissario Ricciardi series.
As Naples prepares for its holiday celebrations, behind the facade of order and happiness imposed by the fascist regime lurks terrible poverty and blinding desperation. In a luxurious apartment on the Mergellina beach, the bodies of a fascist militia officer and his wife have been found. The woman's throat has been cut while the man has been stabbed over 60 times. Seemingly, the hands of two separate killers have been at work. A statuette of St. Joseph, patron saint of workers, lies in pieces on the floor.
At the scene of the crime, Ricciardi, who has the dubious gift of being able to see and hear the last seconds in the lives of those who have suffered violent deaths, listens to the enigmatic last words of the couple. Accompanied by his faithful partner, Brigadier Raffaele Maione - and once more troubled by two women who compete for his attentions - the commissario will have to trace a wide and frenetic arc through the streets of Naples in order to uncover the truth.
©2011 Giulio Einaudi Editore SpA, Torino. Translation © 2014 by Europa Editions (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
4 out of 5 stars
By fm2 on 08-27-16

still good but

as the series wears on the author overplays his hand on the personal story lines (as opposed to the crime). he takes too many opportunities to stretch them out book after book.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc