DAVID P. WAGNER

AUTHOR OF THE RICK MONTOYA ITALIAN MYSTERIES
In the first Rick Montoya Italian Mystery, Rick goes undercover in the ancient town of Volterra to find who is trafficking priceless Etruscan burial urns. But before sunset on Rick's first day, a gallery employee dies in a brutal fall from a high cliff. Has the trade in fraudulent artifacts upgraded to Murder? Are the traffickers already on to Rick?

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Rick is looking forward to a week of skiing in the Italian Alps with old college buddy Flavio. But when an American banker disappears in the snows of Campiglio, Rick is asked by an eccentric local cop to help, and finds that this picturesque resort town harbors old rivalries, citizens on the make, and a cut-throat political campaign. The second Rick Montoya Italian Mystery.

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When working as an interpreter at an international conference on art history, Rick finds that academic rivalries can be vicious, but he doesn't expect they will lead to violence. When one of the experts is murdered, his hopes to explore the scenic town of Bassano del Grappa are put on hold. Instead he is drawn into the shadowy world of stolen art. The third in the series.




At his uncle's request, Rick goes to Orvieto to talk some sense into his young cousin and spend a relaxed weekend with girlfriend Betta. Instead, his interpreting skills quickly draw him into the investigation of a murdered American woman whose past had caught up with her, and the suspect list includes some very influential people. Number four in the series.