A well-known writer is found dead in the Villa Torrini near Florence without a mark of violence on her. Marshal Guarnaccia of the carabinieri must solve the mystery while struggling with a new legal system and a strict diet.
Praise for Magdalen Nabb
"Exquisite." —The New York Times Book Review
"Every word should be savored." —Washington Post Book World
"The best mystery news in ages is that Soho is restoring to the canon Magdalen Nabb and her tremendous creation, Marshal Guarnaccia of the Italian Police in Florence." —Chicago Tribune
"Nabb continues to extend conventions of the police procedural to suit her own intriguing vision and purpose." —Philadelphia Inquirer