The Intrigues


Welcome to a houseful of intrigues where mystery is a family affair!

The adventures of a family of spies dating back for generations. Discreet cloak and dagger services, since 1366!

  • A series with the perfect mix of humour, adventure and intrigue!

  • Storytelling that fizzes off the page, appealing to even the most reluctant readers.


A Sapphire Blue Enigma

Our family of spies has been summoned to Paris for a secret assignment. They must recover a precious jewel stolen from the famous jeweller Mr. Jezequel III, an old friend who produced numerous pieces for the Intrigues. Unlike other missions, this one will be a true family affair, as Marcus, the youngest, has finally reached the 10-year age limit to participate!

A Pitch Black Fraud

A group of unscrupulous oilmen and corrupt politicians want to conceal the huge environmental risk associated with the Triple Diamond project of oil drilling in the North Sea. The Intrigues’ duty? Protect Professor Griffiths, an academic flying to Amsterdam to reveal the truth behind this disastrous project. Strict surveillance is required to protect the professor from the project’s mastermind: Van Stancken, their number one adversary.

A Blood-Red Letter

An unusual-coloured envelope arrives at the Intrigue home. It comes from Mr Riddles, a refined man who loves puzzles and invites the Intrigue family to a villa in Provence. A group of spies and the winner of a strange prize trip await them. What are they all doing there? And the mystery immediately thickens.


GENRE Spy Story
FIRST PUBLISHER Piemme (Italy), 2018
FOREIGN RIGHTS SOLD Spain (Edebe), Poland (Relacja), Greece (Dioptra), France (Hachette), Russia (Ast)


Alessandro grew up in the hilly region of Monferrato before moving to Turin. There, he gained a degree and Ph.D. in philosophy, just in time to discover that the world didn’t need another philosopher. At this point, his friend Pierdomenico suggested he start writing children’s stories. Since then, Alessandro has written more than thirty books, published in numerous countries.




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.