Most of Magdalen Nabbís books centre on the solid, taciturn figure of Marshal Guarnaccia of the Carabinieri. A Sicilian posted to Florence (where Nabb has lived for many years), Guarnaccia is one of fictionís most satisfying Detectives, a man whose domestic life is as fascinating as his cases.
Set in and around a city that the tourists rarely glimpse, the series began with Death of an Englishman and is distinguished by its superb sense of place.
Nabb published a non-series novel about a serial killer, The Monster of Florence. Despite its intriguing title, the book is a disappointment, perhaps because it lacks the humanity and tight focus of the Marshall novels.
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