The Marshall and the Murderer

The Marshall and the Murderer

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The death of Swiss art student raises questions about whether she was sexually assaulted before she was killed, so Florentine Marshall Guarnaccia scours the ancient city for answers. Reprint.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 125.48 x 188.47 x 15.75mm | 167.83g
  • SohoCrime,US
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1569472971
  • 9781569472972
  • 522,664

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Praise for Magdalen Nabb

"The exquisite sensibility of Magdalen Nabb's police procedurals has all to do with the feeling of displacement that haunts her sensitively observed characters."
-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."
-The Philadelphia Inquirer
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"The author's Florence-based police procedurals get better all the time." --"Kirkus Reviews"
"Nabb continues to extend the conventions of the police procedural to suit her own intriguing vision and purpose." --"The Philadelphia Inquirer"
"Elegant in style and elegant of mind." --"Publishers Weekly," starred review
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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 knew no one and even though she didn't speak any Italian, but 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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188 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 15% (29)
4 48% (90)
3 31% (58)
2 5% (10)
1 1% (1)
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