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Death in Springtime (A Florentine Mystery #3) (Paperback)

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Italian law forbids paying ransom to criminals, and Marshal Guarnaccia must find the missing girl before her kidnappers decide to end her life.

Two foreign girls are abducted from a Florence piazza in broad daylight. The unusual March snowfall has distracted everyone, even the marshal, who is unsure of what he has actually witnessed. One of the girls turns up in a village in the Chianti, claiming the kidnappers have released her to propose a ransom for the other victim. But the marshal thinks she’s lying.

About the Author

Magdalen Nabb was born in Lancashire and trained as a potter. In 1975, she left her old life behind and moved with her son to Florence, where she knew no one and even though she didn't speak any Italian, but where she fell in love with the local setting. Her Marshal Guarnaccia series, which has been translated into ten languages, was inspired by a real local marshal she befriended in the tiny pottery town of Montelupo Fiorentino. Nabb wrote children's fiction and crime novels until her death in 2007.

Praise For…

Praise for Death in Springtime

“The best mystery news in ages is that Soho is restoring to the canon Magdalen Nabb and her tremendous creation, Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia of the Italian police in Florence.”Chicago Tribune

“First rate. Engrossing, artful, and completely satisfying. Nabb is a fine writer.”
—Frank Conroy

“Magdalen Nabb is so good she’s awesome.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Nabb is formidable.”
Houston Post
Product Details
ISBN: 9781569474150
ISBN-10: 156947415X
Publisher: Soho Crime
Publication Date: October 1st, 2005
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: A Florentine Mystery