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Maurizio De Giovanni was born in 1958 in Naples, where he lives and works.

He has published three series of mystery and noir genres: the one starring Commissioner Ricciardi, set in the early Thirties, which has twelve novels and from which the TV series "Il commissario Ricciardi" starring Lino Guanciale was based; that of the "Bastardi di Pizzofalcone", set in contemporary Naples, so far consisting of ten novels, from which the TV series of the same name with Alessandro Gassmann and Carolina Crescentini broadcast by Rai Uno was based; 2018 saw the publication of the first book in the series dedicated to Sara Morozzi entitled "Sara al tramonto", followed by "Le parole di Sara" (2019), "Una lettera per Sara" (2020) and "Gli occhi di Sara" (2021). The character of Sara also appears in the book "Sbirre" (2018).

The author's other works include "Il resto della settimana", "I Guardiani" and numerous short stories, including those starring the social worker Mina Settembre: "Un telegramma da Settembre" and "Un giorno di Settembre a Natale". The latter stories inspired the TV series "Mina Settembre", starring Serena Rossi, which aired on Rai Uno in 2021.

With "Il metodo del Coccodrillo" in 2012 he won the Scerbanenco Prize.

Maurizio de Giovanni has also written for the theatre, adapting Kesey's "Qualcuno volò sul nido del cuculo" and Mamet's "American Buffalo" and producing the original texts for "Ingresso indipendente" and "Il silenzio grande". 

On the 25th of June 2019, the book that sees the end of Commissioner Ricciardi's life was published, entitled "Il pianto dell'alba. Ultima ombra per il commissario Ricciardi" (Einaudi Editore).

At the end of August 2019 was published "Dodici rose a Settembre" (2019, Sellerio Editori Palermo), the first novel completely dedicated to the character of Mina Settembre followed by "Troppo freddo per Settembre" (2020) published by Einaudi Editore.

"Fiori per i Bastardi di Pizzofalcone" (2020) is the most recent book in the Bastardi di Pizzofalcone series. In the spring of 2021 the fourth chapter of Sara Morozzi's series was published: "Gli occhi di Sara" (Rizzoli) and on the 6th of July of the same year the novel "Una sirena a Settembre" was published. (Einaudi).