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By Stephen Gundle

This real tale of the 1950s murder scandal that rocked Italy portrays the Rome of romance, luxurious, and glamour—as good as a city of carnal crimes, intercourse, medications, corruption, and cover-ups

On April 9, 1953, an enticing 21-year-old girl went lacking from her kinfolk domestic in Rome. Thirty-six hours later her physique was once stumbled on washed up on a overlooked seashore at Torvaianica, 40 kilometers from the Italian capital. a few acknowledged it used to be suicide, others, a sad coincidence. yet may possibly the mysterious demise of this quiet, conservative lady be associated with a drug-fueled orgy concerning many of the richest males in Italy? The brief existence and tragic dying of Wilma Montesi used to be performed out opposed to a desirable backdrop. by means of the Nineteen Fifties Italy, within the wake of Mussolini's brutal Fascist executive, used to be within the strategy of reinventing itself, and with assistance from Hollywood stars akin to Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, it looked to be succeeding. abruptly Italy, and Rome particularly, used to be the main glamorous position on the earth. however the homicide of Wilma Montesi uncovered a darker part of Roman life—a lifetime of corruption, cover-ups, and carnal pleasures.

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