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Death of an Englishman

Author: Nabb, Magdalen Set In . . .
 Europe, Italy, Florence
Genre: Other
Time Frame: None
Description: It is just before Christmas and the marshal wants to go South to spend the holiday with his wife and family but first he must recover from the flu which has left the Florentine caribinieri short handed and also solve a murder A seemingly respectable retired Englishman living in a flat on the Via Maggio near the Santa Trinita bridge was shot in the back during the night He was well connected and Scotland Yard has dispatched two officers to assist the Italians in solving the crime But it is the marshal a quiet observer not an intellectual who manages to figure out what happened and why The first Florentine mystery featuring Marshal Guarnaccia Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia of the Florentine Carabinieri wants to go south for Christmas to spend the holiday with his family in Sicily but a retired Englishman living in Florence has been murdered Who has shot Mr Langley Smythe in the back The marshal must discover the identity of the criminal and the motive for the crime before he can take the train home for the holidays
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