Death of a Dutchman (Marshal Guarnaccia Series #2)

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Summoned by an aged woman to investigate mysterious noises in the vacant flat next to hers, Marshal Guarnaccia discovers a dying Dutch jeweler. The old lady had known him when he was a boy growing up in Florence. Could he have returned to the family home just to commit suicide? Or could the man be the victim of a cunning murderer?

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Summoned by an aged woman to investigate mysterious noises in the vacant flat next to hers, Marshal Guarnaccia discovers a dying Dutch jeweler. The old lady had known him when he was a boy growing up in Florence. Could he have returned to the family home just to commit suicide? Or could the man be the victim of a cunning murderer?

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Praise for Death of a Dutchman

“This elegant series, which began in 1981 with Death of an Englishman . . . is set in Florence, a city that glows in the Tuscan sun . . . [His] sense of estrangement accounts for Guarnaccia’s special perspective on strangers, those ‘innocents’ among the living and the dead.”
The New York Times Book Review

“The richest mystery here, however, is Florence itself, whose intricate politics and class structure Nabb parses with precision and wit.”
Washington Post Book World

“Crime fiction at its best.”
Sunday Times

“Lean, elegant prose that surpasses the best of Simenon, along with a puckish view of the Florentines from Guarnaccia’s Sicilian perspective.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Great local atmosphere and rich characterizations.”
Publishers Weekly

“A superb series . . . [Marshal Guarnaccia is] a working-man’s Maigret.”

“Guarnaccia’s Florence is a delightful place to visit.”
Mystery Scene

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569474822
  • Publisher: Soho Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Series: Marshal Guarnaccia Series , #2
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 433,555
  • Product dimensions: 4.96 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet 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 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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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Enjoyable investigative tale

    In an apartment next door to his own flat in Piazza Santo Spirito, Florentine carabinieri Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia finds his jeweler neighbor dying in what looks like a suicide due to his slashed hands. However, Salvatore listening to the Dutchman¿s last words and becomes confused when he whispers ¿It wasn¿t her¿. Besides wondering who is her, Salvatore knows there is not slightest evidence of foul play not even a bruise on the dead goldsmith except for what seems like self induced cuts. Yet his gut tells him a homicide occurred.----------- The Florence Marshal learns that the autopsy revealed the deceased died from a barbiturate overdose, which along with the slashed hands supports the suicide belief. As his superiors tell him to drop the case, Salvatore refuses although so far he has found no proof to hint at murder except the words of a nonagenarian with no credibility and a blind person.------------- The second of the Marshal Guarnaccia Italian police procedural (see Death of an Englishman) is a terrific tale as the obstinate Marshal refuses to quit a case that seems to be going nowhere. Readers will feel they accompany the sleuth as he seeks clues in hot touristy Florence. A few twists enhance a fine investigative tale in which it appears the protagonist has no reason to suspect murder except the growl of his stomach insisting a homicide happened next door.-------- Harriet Klausner

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