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Death of an Englishman

Death of an Englishman

Author(s): Magdalen Nabb

Location(s): Florence

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): 2000s



Introducing Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia of the Florentine carabinieri, a Sicilian stationed far from home. He wants to go south for Christmas to spend the holiday with his family, but he is laid up with the ‘flu. At this awkward moment, the death of a retired Englishman is reported. Who has shot Mr Langley-Smythe in the back? And why has Scotland Yard felt it appropriate to send two detectives, one of whom speaks no Italian, to ‘help’ the marshal and his colleagues with their enquiries? Most importantly for the marshal, ever the Italian, will he be able to solve the crime sufficiently quickly for him to be able to join his family over the holiday season?

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” ‘Nabb peels back the tourist facade of one of the world’s most enchanting cities to reveal greed and lust, violence and depravity… Salvatore Guarnaccia one of the most likeable sleuths to grace...

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