Meet the authors

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We live in Spoleto, a small town in central Italy with our cats, Tigretta and Topastris. We have been writing full-time since 2006.

Daniela De GregorioDaniela De Gregorio

'I was born in Spoleto, Italy, and I studied Philosophy at the University of Perugia. I began work as a journalist and art critic. When Mike came to Italy, we lived in Mestre in the north of Italy, and I began to teach in Venice. My father, Giuseppe De Gregorio was a renowned abstract painter, while my mother had been elected 'Miss Spoleto' shortly after the Second World War.
There was only one avenue left open to me - writing about crime and foul deeds!'

If you’d like to see some examples of my father’s work, please check out http://web.tiscalinet.it/giuseppedegregorio

 

 

Michael G. JacobMichael G. Jacob

'I went to De La Salle grammar school in Liverpool. After studying English at university, I taught Eng Lit for nine years. I moved to Italy in 1980 when Dani and I got married. I had always wanted to write a crime novel, and in Italy I found the time to do it. The rest, as they say, is history...