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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 AN ENGLISHMAN

First published by Collins, London, 1981

Availability:
Now published by W. Heinemann, London, as an Arrow paperback, £5.99
and by Soho Press, New York $12

 

DEATH OF AN ENGLISHMAN
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The first Marshal Guarnaccia book. Christmas in Florence and the marshal has ‘flu but he is dragged from his feverish sleep: a respectable, retired Englishman has been found dead, shot in the back, in his flat. A safe is filled with cash in various currencies and, according to his neighbour, normal people don’t change their furniture every week. The arrival of two officers from Scotland yard suggests that the late Mr Langley Smythe was well connected but the two have little else to offer beyond an appetite for Florentine cuisine.

‘Guarnaccia is one of fiction’s most satisfying detectives, a man whose domestic life is as fascinating as his cases...the series began with Death of an Englishman and is distinguished by its superb sense of place.’ The Times ‘One Hundred Masters of Crime.’