A young Swiss art student has been reported missing, and Marshal Guarnaccia must travel to the small town where she was studying to find out the truth about her disappearance. When her body is found, it appears that she was the victim of a sex-related crime. But Guarnaccia--who comes from a small town himself--suspects that a local feud with roots in the horrors and betrayals of World War II may play an important part in the solution to the crime.
Praise for Magdalen Nabb "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
"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."
"Nabb continues to extend conventions of the police procedural to suit her own intriguing vision and purpose."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
Series: Florentine Mystery
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 1st July 2002
Publisher: Soho Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 12.7
Weight (kg): 0.23