So far this season “Masterpiece Mystery!” has offered up Agatha Christie whodunits: three new episodes featuring the Belgian detective. Gialli - Mystery Books and Police Thriller Series set in Italy Edward Sklepowich's detective is amateur sleuth and longtime Venice resident Urbino MacIntyre. By Its Cover is book number twenty-three in the Commissario Guido Brunetti. Browse a list of books tagged "italian detective mystery series" by our club members to find the best italian detective mystery The Sacred Cut (Nic Costa, Bk 3). If you want a little mid-summer escape via TV the next three Sunday nights, check PBS goes 'Zen' in coming Sundays with Italian mystery series the head and maybe even the heart of his character Detective Aurelio Zen. Contemporary Mysteries Set in Italy - introduction of main characters. new series featuring Inspector Anders and is supposedly working on a third. newest entry in this field is David Hewson with his Rome-based detective Nic Costa series. Ever since the time of Julius Caesar, Italy has had a certain tradition of until recently, however, the mystery genre was considered something foreign. his one fault being to having inspired a stream of third-rate imitations. Books shelved as italian-mystery: Doctored Evidence by Donna Leon, Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon, Suffer the Little (shelved 3 times as italian-mystery). Zen is a British television series produced by Left Bank Pictures for the BBC, co- produced with WGBH Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series, Mediaset and ZDF. It stars Rufus Sewell and Caterina Murino and is based on the Aurelio Zen detective novels by Michael Dibdin. The series was filmed on location in Italy, but the dialogue is in English. Stanley Townsend. Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy. An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories. houdini-connections.co.uk: Death in Sicily: The First Three Novels in the Inspector quality to the mysteries Andrea Camilleri writes about a lusty Sicilian police detective named . Our Italian tour guide is a huge Montalbano fan, both the books and videos.