It's always nice to come home after a terrible day to be met by a gift at your door. This time the packaged was sent from a certain "S. Donati" and I could almost guess what it was. Some years ago I found the first US edition of Sergio Donati's crime novel The Paper Tomb, printed in the late fifties or so. I mention this to Sergio on Facebook (yes, where else?) and shortly thereafter he asked for my adress... and here it is, the new Giallo-style edition of Il Sepolcro Di Carta!
This was actually filmed by Tinto Brass in 1967, Deadly Sweet, but what I understand it's very, very loosely based on the book. For you who's not familiar with Sergio Donati's writing, here's a couple of the scripts he's written during the years: Too Beautiful to Die (one of the most underrated giallos of the eighties), Sergio Martino's Island of the Fishmen, Joe D'Amato's Tough to Kill, Alberto De Martino's Holocaust 2000 (which is a personal favorite of mine), Orca, A Fistful of Dynamite and THE best western ever made: Once upon a time in the West! You can check his filmography here.
Thank you Mr Donati for this great gift. I can't read Italian, but I will read The Paper Tomb again in English and write a little review here sooner or later :)