Praise for Magdalen Nabb:
“The best mystery news in ages is that Soho is restoring to the canon Magdalen Nabb and her tremendous crea-tion, Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia of the Italian police in Florence.”— Chicago Tribune
“First rate. Engrossing, artful, and completely satisfying. Nabb is a fine writer.”—Frank Conroy
“Magdalen Nabb is so good she’s awesome.”— The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Nabb is formidable.”— Houston Post
Everyone is so distracted by the phenomenon of a March snowfall in Florence that no one notices two foreign girls being abducted from the piazza at gunpoint in broad daylight. Even Marshal Guarnaccia has trouble piecing together what he has actually seen: tourists in a car holding up a big map, children going to school, a bus, a drug addict on the steps of Santo Spirito church, a single Sardinian bagpiper in a long, black shepherd’s cloak.
One of the girls, a Norwegian university student, turns up in Pontino, a village in the Chianti hills, where she is hospitalized for a concussion, a leg wound, and possible pneumonia. She says she has been released by the kidnappers so she can make contact. The other kidnap victim, an American girl, is being held for ransom. But the marshal thinks she’s lying.
Kidnapping has become a local racket. It is up to Marshal Guarnaccia to save the young American and put a stop to a flourishing criminal enterprise.
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Two foreign girls are abducted from a Florence piazza in broad daylight. The unusual March snowfall has distracted everyone, even Marshal Guarnaccia, who is unsure of what he has actually witnessed. One of the girls turns up in a village in the Chianti, claiming the kidnappers have released her to propose a ransom for the other victim. But the marshal thinks she’s lying. Italian law forbids paying ransom to criminals, and the marshal must find the second girl before her kidnappers decide to end her life.Product Description:
A crime novel by the author of "Death in Autumn" and "The Marshal and the Madwoman".
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Book Description Collins, 1983. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP79165182
Book Description Crime Club/Collins, 1983. First edition. 1st edition, 1st printing, with and introductrion by Georges Simenon. A tidy hardback in tight bindingl dust jacket not price-clipped but a little worn, with part ring-mark on front panel Used - Good. VG hardback in Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS214931I
Book Description Collins Crime Club, London, UK, 1983. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Pages: 165; Weight: 11.4oz; Size: 8.3" x 5.5" x 0.9". Ex-Library copy with stamps, stickers and protective cover. Jacket is price clipped, book cover has moderate shelfwear and bumped spine ends, spine is severely cocked, front endpaper is removed, otherwise clean, unmarked, tight. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 07456
Book Description Collins Crime Club, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Red Boards with gilt titles to the spine. Clean pages. Jacket is not price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 820
Book Description Collins, London, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition first printing of the third novel in the Salvatore Guarnaccia series. Price clipped in near fine / near fine condition. Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 11462