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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
 
 

 

SOME BITTER TASTE

First published by Diogenes Verlag, Zurich.

Availability:
W. Heinemann, London, Hardback, £9.99
Arrow Books, paperback, £5.99
Soho Press, New York, $12

 

SOME BITTER TASTE

Droves of people come to marshal Guarnaccia’s office in the Pitti Palace to ask for help. He is doing what he can for an Albanian prostitute to keep her out of prison and get her off the streets and he wants to comfort Sarah Hirsch, a lonely and nervous woman convinced that somebody has broken into her flat. His captain wants him on the case of a minor robbery at the villa of a wealthy foreigner where he feels completely out of his depth. He is glad to turn his attention to lonely Miss Hirsch until he sees that he’s too late. Her throat has been cut.

‘Guarnaccia continues to impress as the most convincingly human of modern detectives and his creator as a writer of deep and rare dimensions.’
Observer.