Eddie Must Die

Fiction - Thriller - Terrorist
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Reviewed on 03/29/2022
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Author Biography

Antonio Biggio was born in 1970 in Santa Margherita Ligure (GE), Italy.
He started writing poems at the age of 5, and started performing in theatre at the age of 9, under the guidance of his mentor Mario Forella and gained a Diploma in Acting and Directing in 1992, at Starline in Cinecittà (Rome).
He established and directed three theatre companies, the most recent being the Compagnia Stabile del Teatro R&G Govi in Genoa where he also carried the role of Production Director.

For over 15 years, other than working as an actor and director, he taught drama at his company Performing Arts Academy, in sec-ondary schools and colleges.
In over thirty years of performing and directing, he took part in over eighty productions, ranging from comedy to classic and modern. This huge passion, other than those for football and Iron Maiden, has always characterized him and drives him even to this day.
In 2013 he moved to the United Kingdom where he currently lives with his family.
As an author, in 1991 he published the poetry book Love Theatre Melancony. In 2020 he translated into Italian for Tsunami Edizioni the book “Loopyworld – The Iron Maiden Years” written by the former band’s roadie Steve “Loopy” Newhouse, out in 2022.
His debut novel, Eddie must Die, was originally published in Italian in June 2021.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Eddie Must Die is a work of fiction in the thriller, suspense, and action subgenres. It is aimed at mature readers and was penned by author Antonio Biggio. The story follows a gig booked by Iron Maiden in London in 1982 which has been targeted by a religious group angry about the band’s alleged links to Satanism. The planned attack is linked to a dead body found six weeks prior that Inspector Briggs isn’t willing to rule as a suicide. The mystery is a deep and complex web, and it will take all of Briggs’s skills as an investigator to get to the bottom of it and save the infamous band.

This book gripped me from the first word with the fascinating premise and thoroughly engaging mystery grounded in real-world social politics. Antonio Biggio has created an excellent protagonist in the form of Andrew Briggs, a capable and determined investigator who draws ever closer to the truth through clever deductions and hard-won previous experience. The layers of mystery that peel away as the story unfolds are sublime, each one tantalizingly leading to another set of questions that need to be answered. Eddie Must Die is a masterclass in thriller writing, with prose that never permits the story to stand idle for too long before taking another exciting turn deeper into the heart of the mystery. Overall, Eddie Must Die is a must-read for fans of the thriller genre, taking an unusual real-world inspiration and spinning a captivating tale from it. I recommend this book to all readers.


As a lifelong Iron Maiden fan I had to buy this book as soon as I saw it advertised and boy was I glad that I did ! From the first page to the last I loved it, the plot , the descriptive writing, the familiar band references absolutely awesome !!! If only there where a series !!!


Being a massive fan of iron maiden right from the beginning I was intrigued by this book so when I saw it was adapted to English it was a must buy and it didn't disappoint great page turner and loved the characters very well written

Sassy 39

I love reading thrillers with a vast plotline. This time I got my hands on Eddie Must Die penned by the author Antonio Biggio.

The release of The Number of the Beast, which took place two months earlier, had aroused indignation among Catholic extremists. People protested and wanted others to boycott Iron Maiden. Iron Maiden's concert is there in Odeon. The terrorist have planted a bomb to blast the band and the crowd.

Another major part of the story is when Inspector Andrew Briggs received a call with a code 187 that is for the corpse. The inspector is determined to dig deep in this case and find out the reason of death as he suspects that it's not a suicide. Will Inspector Andrew be able to figure out things?

The twists and turns in the story made it more interesting. Antonio has described the place and dates very well which made the story smooth. Language used in the book is lucid and I was able to follow the plot with ease. Pace of the story is fast and I wasn't bored anytime while reading this book.