Death in August: A Novel (Inspector Bordelli)

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A new crime series full of Italian flavor―the first novel in the Inspector Bordelli series, set in 1960s Florence.

Florence, summer 1963. Inspector Bordelli is one of the few policemen left in the deserted city. He spends his days on routine work and his nights tormented by the heat and mosquitoes.

Suddenly one night, a telephone call gives him a new sense of purpose: the suspected death of a wealthy signora. Bordelli rushes to her hilltop villa and picks the locks. The old woman is lying on her bed―apparently killed by an asthma attack, though her medicine has been left untouched.

With the help of his young protégé, the victim’s eccentric brother, and a semi-retired petty thief, the inspector begins a murder investigation. Each suspect has a solid alibi, but there is something that doesn't quite add up . . .

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Marco Vichi's novel Death in Florence won the Scerbanenco, Rieti, and Camaiore prizes. His novels Death in August and Death and the Olive Grove are available from Pegasus Crime.

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“Fuses social commentary with fine cuisine and serves it up on a charming bed of criminality, and is a creditable advert for Italian crime fiction. Definitely one to savour.”
- www.bookgeeks.co.uk

“Three cheers for an absolute delight! The strength of the novel is the in-depth portrayal of the characters, particularly Bordelli himself―eccentric, obstinate, generous, and sad. The descriptions of the sounds and smells of the Tuscan summer are so vivid that you think they are real. The food is to die for. I can’t wait to read the next one.”
- www.shotsmag.co.uk

“Over the course of his police procedurals, Vichi shows us ever more secret and dark sides to an otherwise sunny and open city. But his happiest creation, in my opinion, remains the character of Inspector Bordelli, a disillusioned anti-hero who is difficult to forget.”
- Andrea Camilleri

“Features a fascinating cop and disillusioned anti-hero who rails against both injustice and the corrupt system but faces classic murder cases with a familiar Christie-like ring.”
- Maxim Jakubowski

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