The Crimson City Heist

Don't trust anyone.
Don't believe anything.
(Not even the sentence you just read.)

A federal sheriff and a strange, impetuous Indian girl who claims to be his sister arrive one day in Crimson City. Their arrival throws the life of the quiet and very isolated city into disarray and above all the life of Roy Wilson, the stationmaster’s adopted son. But in this story, no one says what they think, no one is what they believe they are and, in the end, the truth can only be decided by the heart.

  • Can a western also be a great love story?
  • And make you laugh?
  • Who knows… in any case, here there are sheriffs, bank robberies, jailbreaks, saloon brawls…
  • Plotting, double and triple crossing…
  • And a machine gun that will never shoot. Sorry, Chekhov.
GENRE Western
FIRST PUBLISHER Salani (Italy), 2023


Pierdomenico grew up in an old house with a library containing more than 20,000 volumes. A writer and journalist, his books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into over 30 languages. Today he is considered one of the greatest Italian children’s authors.




Davide is not only a sci-fi and children’s author, but also a journalist and videogame translator. In 2018, Red Stars, one of his internationally successful books, won In Other Words – BookTrust’s Book in Translation Award in London. In 2017, he won the Italian Andersen Award with The Pocket Watch Gang, the adventure he dreams of having lived as a child. Then, in 2018, he was a finalist at Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in Germany. In 2019, he won the Prix des Bouquineurs en Seine in France and the Vlag and Wimpel in the Netherlands.