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The Marshal Makes His Report by Magdalen Nabb
  

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The Marshal Makes His Report by Magdalen Nabb

When the body of Buongianni Corsi is found lying face down in the courtyard of the Palazzo Ulderighi there seems no doubt in the minds of his family that his death was an accident. The Marchesa, wife of the dead man, will entertain no other possibility and her power and status in the city means that Marshal Guarnaccia questions at his peril. But question he does. The death could have been suicide, or even murder. Guarnaccia knows something is not quite right, and resents being expected to go along with any possible cover up. The Palazzo is a maze of passageways, darkened corridors, locked rooms and something else, a family secret. Can he ignore his instincts and his integrity? Should he press on with the case, risk his job, and maybe more? As he paces the courtyard of the Palazzo, he is haunted by the strange piano and flute music that filters down from above, as well as by the irresistible conviction that something truly sinister has happened there...

Reviews

'Magdalen Nabb's books are set in a Florence so vividly brought to life that I long to go back there after reading each one.'


* Sunday Telegraph * 'Guarnaccia is one of fiction's most satisfying detectives, a man whose domestic life is as fascinating as his cases- the series began with Death of an Englishman and is distinguished by its superb sense of place


* The Times 'One Hundred Masters of Crime' * Magdalen Nabb's elegant and atmospheric Marshal Guarnaccia books, set in Florence, get steadily more impressive as her police marshal, a modest detective and unlikely hero, grows in complexity. * Scotland on Sunday * It takes a writer as good as Magdalen Nabb to remind us how subtle the art of the mystery can be. She does make it look easy, though. * New York Times *


About the Author

Magdalen Nabb was born in Lancashire in 1947 and trained as a potter. She has lived in Florence since 1975, where she pursues a dual career as crime writer and children's author.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th February 2004

Author

Magdalen Nabb

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780099443353

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