NEW INDIE BOOK RELEASE
NOIR CRIME SET IN NAPLES, ITALY
[November 2023] – THE TASTE OF DATURA is a noir-inspired story set in the streets of Naples, Italy.
THE TASTE OF DATURA follows the adventure of Nick Terenzi as he works to sell an antique bracelet through the underground market. He encounters Laura, an amateur medium cursed by uncontrollable visions. With Laura’s help, Nick closes in on the origin of his treasure – a quest that puts them both in danger. A noir-inspired story full of mystery, myth and murder – all under a watchful eye in Italy’s vibrant city of Napoli.
**AVAILABLE APRIL 2, 2024**
With THE TASTE OF DATURA, Lorenzo continues to catch the interest of fans of noir, suspense, crime, and of Italian settings and culture. The story includes many noir-genre tropes: The protagonist Nick is a disillusioned and cynical loner with questionable morals. There is a femme fatal central to the plot. The title points to the taste of a bitter and nauseating plant featured in the story. With the title and topics, Lorenzo captured a dark, suspenseful, uneasy and pessimistic story inspired by film noir.
THE TASTE OF DATURA is Petruzziello’s second self-published, noir-inspired story, and follows his theme of writing stories set in Italy. His first noir novel A MISTAKE INCOMPLETE was set in Milan and currently available at bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and local indie bookshops, of course.
THE TASTE OF DATURA will be released April 2, 2024 in paperback – also distributed by Ingram – and ebook. And currently available for pre-order at favorite booksellers worldwide.
Note: Available in English language only.
**ADVANCE READER/REVIEW COPIES AVAILABLE**
Title: THE TASTE OF DATURA
Author: LORENZO PETRUZZIELLO
Release Date: April 2, 2024
ISBN paperback: 978-1735065441
ISBN ebook: 978-1735065458
About the Author
Lorenzo holds degrees in International Marketing and Economics, with a background in global marketing for the entertainment and life sciences industries. He lives in the Boston area and writes in his spare time, drawing inspiration from his frequent trips to Italy, his first dating back to his childhood. THE TASTE OF DATURA is Lorenzo’s third book.