Horror on the Orient Express
Fascist leader of Italy, was in love with Maria
An older man who lusted after Maria Gasparetti, Alberto believed that since he was effectively the government of Venice, no one else would be better equipped to protect her after the death of her father. He tried to spirit her away to marry her right after her father’s funeral, but Bella, Nigel, and the Demon of La Scala intervened. He has spread the word among the Fascist governments of Europe that the investigators are not to be trusted, and has banned them from ever setting foot in Venice again.