TELEGRAPH HILL, the debut novel by John Nardizzi, was published on September 24, 2012, part of the first wave of exciting new E-books from

In Telegraph Hill, private detective Ray Infantino searches for a missing girl named Tania. The case takes him to San Francisco, the city he abandoned years ago after his fiance was murdered.

Thrust into his old city haunts, Ray finds that Tania may not be lost at all. Tania saw a murder; and a criminal gang, the Black Fist Triad, wants to make sure she never sees anything again. Ray enlists help from an old flame, Dominique, but now he has three women on his mind.

Meeting with various witnesses — ex-cops, prostitutes, skinheads — he relentlessly tracks the evidence. But the hunt for Tania fires his obsession with avenging the murder of his fiance. When the triad retaliates, and blood begins to flow, Ray must walk the knife edge between revenge and redemption on the streets of San Francisco.


"Where this novel stands apart is the lyrical prose and intimate observations of lesser-known San Francisco neighborhoods . . . -

- Shanghai Talk Magazine

"Nardizzi is an excellent craftsman and his writing is the antithesis of the one-dimensional, overheated thriller... a compelling neo-noir atmosphere."

- All Things Crime Blog

"A riveting dark noiresque crime thriller featuring a snazzy private investigator that will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat . . . Telegraph Hill is the perfect book to read this summer!"

- Jersey Girl Book Reviews