David Downie with Matthew Felix - Roman Roulette (Corte Madera Store)

David Downie
in conversation with Matthew Felix

Roman Roulette

Corte Madera Store

Sat., November 12 2022 • 4:00pm PT

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Roman Roulette: Murder in the Catacombs, the Second Daria Vinci Investigation.

For Commissioner Daria Vinci, it was supposed to be a night off, attending a benefit concert for the Institute of America in Rome. But little did the wealthy, distinguished guests know that beneath their feet, in the ancient catacombs, a very different kind of gathering was being held. One that would end in murder.

In Roman Roulette, the second Daria Vinci investigation, the glamorous and high-principled police commissioner of DIGOS, Italy’s FBI, must investigate what at first seems a simple case of suicide. In doing so, she attracts the attention of her boss, the Questor of the Province of Rome, who has his own reasons for wanting her off the case. Now, Daria Vinci must solve the murder in 36 hours, while risking her career and, possibly, her life.

David Downie is the award-winning author of three previous crime-mystery novels and over a dozen acclaimed nonfiction books translated into a variety of foreign languages, including French, Italian, Chinese, and Korean. His articles and essays have appeared in anthologies, magazines, and newspapers worldwide. Downie was born in San Francisco and graduated from UC Berkeley and Brown University. He is married to photographer Alison Harris. Since 1986 he has divided his time between Italy, France, and California. www.davidddownie.com

Matthew Félix is an author, podcaster, and speaker. On his Matthew Félix on Air and as Program Director and Host of the San Francisco Writers Conference podcast, he has interviewed NY Times bestselling authors, leaders of organizations such as LitQuake, the Mill Valley Film Festival, and the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, and experts on topics ranging from cable cars to cannabis, refugees to honey bees, and acupuncture to astrotourism. Matthew also speaks regularly about creativity, podcasting, marketing for authors, and more. Publishers Weekly’s BookLife Prize called his debut novel, A Voice Beyond Reason, “(a) highly crafted gem;” his travel collection, With Open Arms, won numerous Solas Awards and has topped Amazon's Morocco category four times; and his latest book, Porcelain Travels, won Gold for Humor in the Readers’ Favorite Awards, received two Soul-Making Keats Literary Awards, and was a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award finalist.

 

David Downie photo courtesy of the author; Matthew Felix photo courtesy of the author

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Book Passage Corte Madera
51 Tama Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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Published: Alan Squire Press - November 1st, 2022