The body of a woman, clad in nothing but a fur coat and jewelry, is found floating in the Arno at dawn. Marshal Guarnaccia of the Florentine carabinieri identifies her as a foreigner who lived for years as a recluse in one of Florence’s most respectable hotels. But how and why did she die? Following a complex trail of blackmail, jewel theft, and drug-dealing, Marshal Guarnaccia finally tracks down the shocking truths about a cold-blooded murderer and his all-too-trusting victim.
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The body of a woman, clad only in a fur coat and jewelry, is found floating in the Arno at dawn. Marshal Guarnaccia of the Florentine carabinieri identifies her as a missing hotel guest. But how and why did she die? Was it a bizarre suicide? Or murder?"
Magdalen Nabb was born and educated in England. She has lived in Florence since 1975.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 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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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book. Has usual library markings and stamps inside. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002159216
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Book Description William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd, London UK, 1985. Hard Back/Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Dustjacket Very Good. 158 pages. Dustjacket has very light wear/rubs to spine-ends & cornerws. Book hs a forward lean, light wear/creases to spine-ends, slight wear to corners. Library stamps/markings to inner front board & title-page rear, flyleaf removed. Page-edges are a little darkened. Text is very clean & sound. Size: 8" Tall By 5 1/2 " Wide Approx. Ex Library. Bookseller Inventory # 034891
Book Description Collins Crime Club, London, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Book: Usual Library Stamps And Marks; Spine Slightly Cocked; Ffep Removed; Dj: In Plastic Library Cover. Bookseller Inventory # 020184
Book Description Collins Crime Club, 1985. 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 # 821
Book Description Collins, London, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition first printing of the fourth novel in the Marshal Guarnaccia series. Light edge wear. Price clipped otherwise in near fine / near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 18064
Book Description London: Collins / Crime Club, (1985.) dj, 1985. Hardcover first edition - First printing. The fourth book in the highly praised series featuring Marshal Guarnaccia of the Florence police force - Nabb had lived in Florence, Italy since 1975, and knew the area well. 158 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 66190