A Death in Malta: An Assassination and a Family's Quest for Justice (Hardcover)

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“A chronicle of the sort of silencing-by-murder that we might have thought happens only in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. . . . [and] a son’s distraught but beautiful tribute to his journalist-mother. . . . Exquisite.” —Wall Street Journal

A journalist’s spellbinding account of the shocking murder of his muckraking mother and a quest for justice that has reverberated far beyond their tiny homeland


An archipelago off the southern coast of Italy, Malta is a picturesque gem eroded by a climate of corruption, polarization, inequality, and a virtual absence of civic spirit. In this unpromising soil, a fearless journalist took root. Daphne Caruana Galizia fashioned herself into the country’s lonely voice of conscience, her muckraking and editorializing sending shock waves that threatened to topple those in power and made her at once the island’s best-known figure and its most reviled. In 2017, a campaign of intimidation against her culminated in a car bombing that took her life.
 
Daphne was also he devoted and inspiring mother to three sons, who with their father have carried on the quest for justice and transparency after her death. Spellbindingly narrated by the youngest of them, the award-winning journalist Paul Caruana Galizia, A Death in Malta is at once a study in heroism and the powerful story of a family’s crusade for accountability in a society built on lies, with reverberations far beyond their homeland.

About the Author


Paul Caruana Galizia has won a British Journalism Award and multiple other honors for his reporting. With his brothers, he has received a Magnitsky Human Rights Award and an Anderson-Lucas-Norman Award for campaigning to achieve justice for their mother. He lives in London.

Praise For…


Praise for A Death in Malta:

“Unforgettable, beautifully written, and deeply honest.” —The Guardian

“A chronicle of the sort of silencing-by-murder that we might have thought happens only in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. . . . [and] a son’s distraught but beautiful tribute to his journalist-mother. . . . Exquisite.” —Wall Street Journal

“An eye-opener.” —The New York Times Book Review

“So what makes a book about a ‘small, sunny island’ that nobody ‘ever really thought about’ so devastatingly compelling? The answer lies in the name on the spine. . . . The author has won deserved plaudits for his investigations into everything from oligarchic influence in Westminster to sex pests in the City. But A Death in Malta is a more personal investigation. . . a work of rare vividness and authority. . . [with] passages of sometimes heart-aching tenderness.” —Financial Times

“[Caruana Galizia] writes movingly about his mother and her work. . . . [and] expertly lays bare the island’s webs of corruption and hate.” —The Economist

“Has all the elements of a political thriller. . . . an indictment of our global financial system—and of the institutions that supposedly exist to protect us from its worst effects.” —Times Literary Supplement

“Paul Caruana Galizia is a superb storyteller. His book reads at times like a thriller, at times like a detective story, and at times like the work of an investigative journalist uncovering webs of corruption. . . . A moving testament to the life and work of an extraordinary woman and the country-changing power of journalism.” —Sunday Times

“A must-read for anyone who wants to understand what it takes to be an iconoclast and a trailblazer, but also how growing impunity in a state can mount a feeling of responsibility on an individual in ways that may be necessary for some preservation of democracy. . . a compelling and essential book.” —The Irish Times

“Blistering … an instant classic of political true crime” —Publishers Weekly (starred)

“A memorable book of a courageous crusade for justice.” —Kirkus (starred)

“An unforgettable profile in courage: that of a journalist who risked her life to hold power and corruption to account; and that of her family, whose fight for justice exemplifies the intensity and ingenuity we must bring to the defense of democracy wherever the tide rises against it. Riveting and inspiring.” —Bill Browder, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Freezing Order and Red Notice
 
“A murdered mother’s fight for truth and justice lives on through the words of her youngest son.” —Angelina Jolie
 
“Daphne Caruana Galizia was a trailblazer, exposing the kleptocratic practices of Malta's elite - the same practices now found all across Europe and North America. The story of her heroic life, tragic death and its aftermath, told by her son, are essential reading for anyone who cares about the future of democracy.” —Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Twilight of Democracy and Red Famine

“Quite simply, a brilliant book and one you will not soon forget.” —Graydon Carter

“Full of anger, determination and passion, this is crucial reading for anyone worried about how dirty money is undermining democracy.”—Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland


Product Details
ISBN: 9780593543733
ISBN-10: 0593543734
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: November 7th, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English