Bread for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone
Maurizio de Giovanni (Europa)
When a baker is shot dead outside his bakery in Naples, Italy, Lt. Giuseppe Lojacono, one of the misfits from the city’s Pizzofalcone police precinct, thinks the shooter was an amateur. A prominent magistrate is sure it’s an organized crime hit. Dismissed from the case, Lojacono persuades another magistrate to allow two separate investigations. De Giovanni delicately balances humor and pathos as he showcases his characters’ humanity.