Death of an Englishman (Paperback)
"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" Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia of the Florentine Carabinieri wants to go south for Christmas to spend the holiday with his family in Sicily, but a retired Englishman living in Florence has been murdered. Who has shot Mr. Langley-Smythe in the back? The marshal must discover the identity of the criminal and the motive for the crime before he can take the train home for the holidays.
About the Author
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.
"A coupe de maitre, as we say in French... One of the tastiest books I have read for years."—Georges Simenon
"Magdalen Nabb is so good she's awesome."—Philadelphia Inquirer
"Neatly plotted and well written. It is a more than sparkling debut."—Times Literary Supplement