Eddie Must Die


Fiction - Thriller - Terrorist
396 Pages
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.