Death of a Showgirl

Published by Faber on 4th April 2013

A Missing Girl

Beautiful teenager Simona Biondi has gone missing from her home in the Italian capital. Her parents, desperate for information, hire Castagnetti, a private detective, to trawl the streets of Rome in search of her.

A Corrupt Media Baron

The trail leads him to the dark, erotic world of a TV empire belonging to media mogul-turned-politician Mario DiAngelo. Here he unearths a murky world in which nubile young women, desperate for stardom, are prepared to do anything to get a break – and in which powerful men are happy to exploit that desperation in order to make money and make love.

A Long-Hidden Crime

But then Castagnetti makes another shocking discovery. Anna Sartori, a young woman on the fringes of the Di Angelo empire, went missing almost twenty years ago. And Castagnetti knows that somehow Anna and Simona’s disappearances are connected. In a world where powerful men will go to any lengths to hide their crimes, is it ever possible to uncover the real truth?