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Richard Montanari Richard Montanari was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the scion of a traditional Italian-American family, which means he learned two things very early in life. One: ravioli tastes much better than baby formula. Two: if you don't get to the table on time, there is no ravioli.

After an undistinguished academic career, Richard traveled Europe extensively, living in London for a time, where he sold clothing in Chelsea, and foreign language encyclopedias door-to-door in Hampstead Heath. Needless to say, he hawked a few more ties than tomes, but neither job paid enough to keep him in beer and skittles.

So, abandoning his dream (that being to become the next Bryan Ferry), he returned to the States and joined his family's construction firm. Five years and a hundred smashed thumbs later, he decided that writing might be a better job.

After working as a freelance writer for years, during which time he was published in more than two hundred publications -- including The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The Seattle Times, and many others -- Richard wrote three pages of what was to become the first chapter of Deviant Way. He was immediately signed to a New York agency.

When he finished the book, Michael Korda signed him to a two-book deal at Simon & Schuster. In 1996 Deviant Way won the OLMA for Best First Mystery.

His novels have been published in more than twenty-five languages.

Richard Montanari Book List and Awards
His website: www.richardmontanari.com
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The Shutter Man
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The Shutter Man by Richard Montanari

The Doll Maker
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The Doll Maker by Richard Montanari

The Stolen Ones
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The The Stolen Ones by Richard Montanari

The Killing Room
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The Killing Room by Richard Montanari

Badlands
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Badlands by Richard Montanari

Merciless
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Merciless by Richard Montanari
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Badlands by Richard Montanari | Signed Advance Uncorrected Proof Copy Montanari, Richard | Badlands | Signed Advance Uncorrected Proof

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Badlands | Montanari, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Montanari, Richard | Badlands | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. August 2008 NY: Random House  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Doll Maker, The | Montanari, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Montanari, Richard | Doll Maker, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. April 2015 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Killing Room, The | Montanari, Richard | Signed First Edition UK Book Montanari, Richard | Killing Room, The | Signed First Edition UK Copy

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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  February 2014 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  July 2013 LON: Sphere  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Richard Montanari Bibliography


Cleveland Series

  1. Deviant Way - 1995
  2. Kiss of Evil - 2001

Philadelphia Series

  1. The Rosary Girls - 2005
  2. The Skin Gods - 2006
  3. Merciless - 2007
  4. Badlands - 2008
  5. The Echo Man - 2011
  6. The Killing Room - 2012
  7. The Stolen Ones - 2013
  8. The Doll Maker - 2015
  9. The Shutter Man - February 2016

Richard Montanari Awards

  • Deviant Way - Online Mystery Award (OLMA) for Best First Mystery

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