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When Marshal Guarnaccia is called upon to investigate the murder of a young woman he is convinced that there's more to the family than meets the eye, and wonders if the girl's father, Paoletti, might have had something to do with her death. Enlisting the help of a local journalist, Marshal Guarnaccia's investigations draw him into the seedy underworld of Florence - lap dancing, prostitution and the illegal human trafficking of Eastern European women who are sold into the sex trade. But can he save these women before it's too late, and what do they have to do with the killing of Daniela Paoletti? Distracted by the plight of these women and the murder investigation, Guarnaccia forgets about his own personal problems; but it's not long before he has choices to make - should he seek help and risk exposing himself and possibly losing his job, or should he go it alone?

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Magdalen Nabb was born in Lancashire in 1947. She moved to Florence in 1975 and pursued a dual career as crime writer and children's author. She passed away in August 2007.

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*Starred Review* The final Marshal Guarnaccia mystery (Nabb died in August) reminds us all over again that this quiet, deceptively rich series has never received the acclaim it deserves. This time Guarnaccia, the self-effacing carbinieri marshal, must move well out of his comfort zone—the shopkeepers and blue-collar residents whom he encounters on the streets of Florence—to the world of the city’s wealthy and, in particular, to one severely dysfunctional family, the Paolettis, whose oldest daughter has been shot in her home. The more Guarnaccia digs into the case, the more he senses trouble: not only is the head of the family up to his neck in the sex trade, but the prosecutor of the case may be entangled as well, putting the lowly marshal up against powerful foes more than capable of ruining his career. As always, Nabb wins us over with the Columbo-like Guarnaccia’s mixture of surface bumbling and subtle shrewdness, mixed with a heightend sensitivity to both everyday woes and heart-wrenching tragedy. Fans of Donna Leon’s Guido Brunetti will find in Guarnaccia the ideal workingman’s parallel to the equally sensitive but far more intellectual Venetian commissario. Nabb writes more traditional, Simenon-style mysteries than Leon, but she is every bit as skilled in finding nuance in the smallest detail and in giving readers a sense of how the dailiness of a policeman’s life is both a source of support and frustration. This series will be missed by all devotees of the Italian crime novel. --Bill Ott

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