Mario Spezi

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Mario Spezi in 2010.

Mario Spezi (born July 30, 1945) is an Italian journalist and author. He wrote the non-fiction, true crime book, The Monster of Florence with American author Douglas Preston. Additionally, he is credited by Preston for providing details used in the novel Brimstone.

Spezi spent much of his career tracking the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Monster of Florence. He was even jailed on charges of impeding the investigation, though the charges were overturned on appeal.

Spezi also wrote the film Il Mostro Di Firenze (1986), based upon his novel. The film aired in Italy and the United States.

He is a devout Roman Catholic.[1]

Selected works[edit]

In Italian[edit]

  • Il Mostro Di Firenze (1983)
  • Ritratti distratti: [catalogo della mostra a] Firenze, Loggia Rucellai, maggio-giugno 1988 (1988)

In English[edit]


  1. ^ Preston, Spezi 2008, Chapter 6.

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