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MARSHAL GUARNACCIA
Death of an Englishman
Death of a Dutchman
Death In Springtime
Death in Autumn
The Marshal and the Murderer
The Marshal and the Madwoman
The Marshal's Own Case
The Marshal Makes his Report
The Marshal at the Villa Torrini
The Monster of Florence
Property of Blood
Some Bitter Taste
The Innocent
WITH PAOLO VAGHEGGI
The Prosecutor
 
 

 

DEATH OF A DUTCHMAN

First published By Collins, London, 1982.

Availability:
To be reissued soon by Arrow paperbacks and by Soho Press.
Used copies from Amazon.com

 

DEATH OF A DUTCHMAN

The second Guarnaccia mystery. A goldsmith in Piazza Santo Spirito is found dying in his dust-sheeted flat. If the marshal was hoping his last words would be helpful he was disappointed. All he said was, ‘It wasn’t her.’ The marshal has to fight against his superiors’ decision to call it suicide and against the devastating heat of Florence in July. His only witnesses are a ninety year old woman, notorious for her vicious lies, and a blind man.

‘Your first novel was a coup de maitre, your second is a masterpiece.’ George Simenon.