Born in Parma in 1960, Carlo Lucarelli lives between Mordano and San Marino. An expert of fascist police, he defended a dissertation on the police of the Salò Republic and wrote numerous detective novels with detective De Luca as protagonist. In the 90's he co-founded Gruppo 13, bringing together the main detective storywriters in Emilia-Romagna. He was awarded the Alberto Tedeschi Prize with the novel "L'indagine non autorizzata" and in 1993 Mystery Prize with "Via delle Oche. He was also a finalist at Premio Bancarella and was awarded Premio Franco Fedeli in 2000 with the novel "L'isola dell'angelo caduto". Together with Giampiero Rigosi, Beatrice Renzi e Michele Cogo, he founded 'Bottega Finzioni'. A playwright, true crime journalist and comics scriptwriter, he worked for TV for many years and he created and conducted several popular programmes ("Mistero in Blu", "Blu notte", "Lucarelliracconta", "Almost True"). Among his latest books (2014-2017): "Albergo Italia", "La valle dei sicomori", "Il tempo delle iene" and "Intrigo italiano".
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