Marshal at the Villa Torrini

Marshal at the Villa Torrini

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A prominent writer is found dead in the Villa Torrini outside of Florence without any marks of physical harm on her. Her husband, who was heavily intoxicated in the next room, is exhibiting signs of guilt, but the carabinieri are having trouble finding concrete evidence against him. Marshal Guarnaccia, who is already struggling with a strict diet and the intricacies of a new legal system, has little faith in his own ability to solve the case, but his intuition turns out to be invaluable.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 124 x 188 x 15mm | 181g
  • New York, NY, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1569475628
  • 9781569475621
  • 397,736

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Praise for Magdalen Nabb "Exquisite."
--The New York Times Book Review "Every word should be savored."
--Washington Post Book World

"The best mystery news in ages is that Soho is restoring to the canon Magdalen Nabb and her tremendous creation, Marshal Guarnaccia of the Italian Police in Florence."
--Chicago Tribune "Nabb continues to extend conventions of the police procedural to suit her own intriguing vision and purpose."
--Philadelphia Inquirer
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About Magdalen Nabb

Magdalen Nabb was born in Lancashire and trained as a potter. In 1975, she left her old life behind and moved with her son to Florence, where she fell in love with the local setting. Her Marshal Guarnaccia series, which has been translated into ten languages, was inspired by a real local marshal she befriended in the tiny pottery town of Montelupo Fiorentino. Nabb wrote children's fiction and crime novels until her death in 2007.
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116 ratings
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4 41% (47)
3 30% (35)
2 9% (10)
1 1% (1)
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