Venero Armanno

Firehead

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Firehead is ...
a very Sicilian love story
by one of Australia's most praised authors
and now published into Vintage

Love, blood and pasta over three decades in Brisbane

She used to sell her kisses for caramels; her lips went for long licks of licorice and her touch for tangerines and tutti frutti ... She looked as Irish as rain out of a sunny blue day and as English as green meadows where wildflowers grow, and her name was Gabriella Maria Santuzza Zazo ...

ISBN: 
0091831326
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
1999

My Beautiful Friend

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Can you imagine what it must be like to take the souls of others?

Marcello Mansini has been dead for more than two months, his body lost in the icy depths of Lac Leman.

But when Aaron and Rebecca stumble across his gravestone, their hearts full of human despair, Mansini slips into their lives like the ancient viper he is.

Soon, very soon, he will summon them both into the freezing darkness of the lake ... but only when their fear and horror have reached sickening heights.

A dark, brooding and erotic ghost story.

ISBN: 
0091837014
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year of Publication: 
1995
1999

The Volcano

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A fiercely original, beautifully written, multi-layered tour de force of immense power and humanity, The Volcano tells the tumultuous story of Emilio Aquila, a boy driven mad by love for a woman beyond his reach. His passion turns him into an outcast, forced to live away from his village in the labyrinthine caves high on the slopes of Sicily's Mount Etna.

ISBN: 
1740510534
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2001

Venero Armanno

Author Information
Armanno, Venero

About the Author

Venero Armanno was born in Brisbane of Sicilian parents who arrived there in 1949. Armanno has published in English and speaks Italian and Sicilian. In 1980 he received a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Queensland. From 1980-1990 he was employed in the computer industry as an Account Manager.

During those years he travelled extensively throughout Australia, France, Holland, Switzerland and Turkey. He is the author of five critically acclaimed adult novels and a short story collection.