“The exquisite sensibility of Magdalen Nabb’s police procedurals has all to do with the feeling of displacement that haunts her sensitively observed characters.”—The New York Times Book Review
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.
Magdalen Nabb was born and educated in England. She lived and wrote in Florence, where she died in August 2007.