Magdalen Nabb Vita Nuova

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Vita Nuova

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The fourteenth and final Florentine mystery featuring Marshal Guarnaccia

Marshal Guarnaccia’s sense of malaise sets in as Florence closes for the summer holiday. But outside the quiet city, a wealthy young woman is shot to death in her parents’ villa. A single mother pursuing her doctorate seems an unlikely target for slaughter, but perhaps the marshal can parse the truth from her unusual family.

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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. Vita Nuova was her last novel.


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“A final reminder of why [Nabb] is irreplaceable among English speaking novelists who write mysteries with Italian locales. Like the 13 previous novels in this series set in Florence and featuring Marshal Guarnaccia, Vita Nuova reflects the sensibility of someone who sees much, speaks softly and takes pity on strangers.”
 —The New York Times Book Review

“Has the ability to impart the tremor of someone walking over your grave . . . The world of crime fiction [is] poorer for the loss of Magdalen Nabb.”
The Boston Phoenix

“Deceptively rich . . . As always, Nabb wins us over with the Colombo-like Guarnaccia’s mixture of surface bumbling and subtle shrewdness, mixed with a heightened sensitivity to both everyday woes and heart-wrenching tragedy . . . Nabb writes more traditional, Simenon-style mysteries . . . This series will be missed by all devotees of the Italian crime novel.”
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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

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Nabb, Magdalen
Published by Heinemann, London (2008)
ISBN 10: 0434018384 ISBN 13: 9780434018383
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