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Vito Racanelli


Vito Racanelli

Vito Racanelli’s debut novel, THE MAN IN MILAN, will be published by Polis Books on November 24, 2020. He is a Pushcart Prize-nominated writer whose short stories have been broadcast on the BBC’s "Story Time" and performed at Liar’s League NYC. He’s currently working on a sequel to THE MAN IN MILAN and another novel.

His work has been published by Akashic Books, The Literarian, The Boiler, KGB Bar Lit Magazine,, Newtown Literary, Dark Corners, great weather for MEDIA, Burningwood Literary Journal, Halcyone Press, Toho Journal and the River and South Review.

He was a 2013 and 2018 Fish Publishing Flash Fiction Story Prize finalist, placed a “notable” story in the Gemini 2016 Short Story contest, and participated in the 2013 Pen World Festival.

His nonfiction has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Newark Star Ledger, San Francisco Chronicle, Barron’s, Penta Magazine and the Far Eastern Economic Review, among other publications.

He was the AP-Dow Jones Italy Bureau Chief for four years, where he learned to appreciate really fast cars and good food.

Vito Racanelli

Books by Vito Racanelli

by Vito Racanelli - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When NYPD detectives Paul Rossi and Hamilton P. Turner begin investigating the Sutton Place murder of an Italian air force pilot, they find themselves sucked into the potential cover-up of the Ustica massacre, the most horrific aviation crime in Italian history. But as they begin investigating, Rossi and Turner come up against NYPD bureaucratic obstacles and stonewalling by the Italian Consulate in New York City. Lieutenant Laura Muro, the policewoman sister of the victim, comes to New York to aid the investigation, but soon the trio find themselves in the crosshairs of the Gladio, Italy’s powerful, shadowy political cabal whose reach extends to the highest reaches of New York political and ruling class.