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  • ISBN 0745194362
  • ISBN13 978-0745194363
  • Language English
  • Author Magdalen Nabb
  • Publisher Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C; Large Print Ed edition (February 7, 1989)
  • Pages 328
  • Formats lit lrf rtf mobi
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1358 kb
  • Size Fb2 1594 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 137


The Marshal and the Murderer.

The Marshal and the Murderer. The Marshal's Own Case. The Marshal Makes His Report. The Marshal and his wife had taken their holidays in July, travelling down to their home town in the province of Syracuse with their two little boys and afterwards leaving the boys there with the Marshal's sister for the month of August when he had to be back in charge of his station in the Pitti Palace.

Praise for Magdalen Nabb: "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 "Exquisite.

Marshal Guarnaccia and other people's little problems. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 15 years ago. The best time to murder someone in Italy is during its brief but sweltering summer, when all the sensible people have left for the coast. Those who are left, like Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia of the Florence Carabinieri, keep to the margins of life - the shady side of the street and the edges of the day. It would be easy to dismiss the suicide of a neighborhood "crazy" as just another sad chapter in the life of the urban poor.

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 fell in love with the local setting. Nabb wrote children’s fiction and crime novels until her death in 2007.

Another great Marshal Guarnaccia novel from Magdalen Nabb, the 6th in the series. Guarnaccia’s plodding, methodical, and often scatterbrained way of solving a mystery becomes more endearing in each book. In this book, which takes place in the hot days of August in Florence, Guarnaccia muddles his way through the heat to find out what really lies behind the murder of the crazy woman.

Almost everyone in the streets was wearing sunglasses like the Marshal because the blinding white glare of the vapour-screened sun was so painful. He had a headache which was getting steadily worse. It might have been hunger or the bad temper provoked by the Substitute Prosecutor, but it was more likely the weather since, as he looked about him, everyone else seemed to have the same beaten look. He walked across the Santa Trinita bridge slowly

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People Who Read The Marshal and the Madwoman Also Read. Praise for Magdalen Nabb. 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.

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The Marshal and the Madwoman. The Marshals Own Case. Nabb, Magdalen, 1947-2007. Death in autumn, Magdalen Nabb. p. cm. ISBN-13: 978-1-56947-296-5.

Talk about Marshal and the Madwoman


Walianirv
I must say that this is a bit more of a traditional crime story than other books by Nabb and that is not a criticism but an observation. Very few of the incidents in this book are not interrelated in some way or another, even the marshal giving driving lessons to his wife, seems to result in a connection to the crime.

The death of a madwoman, is it murder or suicide? Is it important? Why does the marshal get involved with everyone's petty problems? What will Bruno's future be? Why should we care? The last question is the linchpin of the novel. The plodding, sure-footed, ever patient.ever self-doubting, semi-blinded, always sweating marshal cares and the more me cares, the more we find reasons for caring so desperately.

So in a nutshell you have a well-rounded mystery, a scorching Florence, a unique set of victims and villains, and a bit of local history added.
Enalonasa
Salvatore plods along amidst neighborhood turmoil in Florence in the heat of August. He relies on his instincts and pays attention to the little things in life which eventually steer him in the right direction. Maggie Nabb pieces together the bits of people's lives along with wonderful settings on her way to enthralling the reader right up to the end.!
Yramede
This is the best one yet n the series. Author and protagonist have evolved over the series and it pays off here.
Eayaroler
Set in Venice the main character is so real and compassionate. I enjoy rereading all this author's books!
funike
Have not read it yet, but love her books.
Walan
I was very disappointed with the two "Marshal" books that I bought. Yes, it is fun to re-visit Florence, but that is the end of the attraction. The author seems to have failed the basic class in mystery writing--developing plot and character through action. Long explanations substitute for action. I did not feel I knew the characters and did not care much about them.
Windforge
First Sentence: In spite of themselves, they paused at the edge of the stone kerb.

It is hot, humid August in Florence and the city is nearly empty of residents. Attempting to teach his wife to drive, Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia, of the carabinieri, comes across some of his men in an ancient quarter of the city. A nearly naked woman is causing disruption by shouting down to a crowd, which is encouraging her.

Days later, Guarnaccia is called out to the same quarter as the woman has been found dead by apparent suicide. But suicide it is not, and Guarnaccia wants to know who would murder this woman who was considered "not all there," is thought by all to be poor, in spite of a thousand lira he's found in a tin, and who has not a single photograph in her apartment.

It has taken me awhile to get into the feel of the Guarnaccia books, but they have definitely grown on me with each book.

Nabb's books are about people. Salvatore Guarnaccia has lived away from his wife because of his posting and the young men who serve under him have, in some sense, become surrogate sons as he's been away from his own. Now that his wife is with him, it adds another dimension to the character. Guarnaccia's wife is trying to become accustomed to being with her husband again and living in a city with which she is unfamiliar.

Nabb bring all the characters to life; the owner of the bar and somewhat head man of the small quarter in which the crime occurs and, most particularly, the victim about whose life we learn as Guarnaccis investigates her death.

The plot is very good. Guarnaccia has to deal with the frustrations of his branch not always having autonomy over their investigations. But he believes in what he does and in people. The end was wonderfully done.

Rather than having an all encompassing sense of place about Florence, I feel Nabb is acquainting us with the city one bit at a time, rather as one would discover a city. I was unfamiliar with the floor of 1966 and its vivid inclusion was not only informative but critical.

This series has a very different feel from Donna Leon's Brunetti books, and definitely holds its own.

NOTE: The carabinieri is one of eight branches of enforcement in Italy. They are a special branch of the army with similar functions to the police, sometimes overlapping with the other branches of the police. They are particularly concerning criminal investigation. They deal with national and serious crime, including organized crime, and are Italy's most efficient, and best funded, and professional police force. Being a military force, they are housed in barracks (caserma) in all major towns and cities,

THE MARSHAL AND THE MADWOMAN (Pol Proc-Mar. Salvatore Guarnaccia-Florence, Italy-Cont) - VG
Nabb, Magdalen - 6th in series
Scribners, 1988, US Hardcover - ISBN: 0684189844
The best time to murder someone in Italy is during its brief but sweltering summer, when all the sensible people have left for the coast. Those who are left, like Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia of the Florence Carabinieri, keep to the margins of life - the shady side of the street and the edges of the day.
It would be easy to dismiss the suicide of a neighborhood "crazy" as just another sad chapter in the life of the urban poor. But Crazy Clementina lives in a close-knit traditional Italian community, which makes sure that the unfortunate neighbor has a daily bowl of soup with bread or enough gas to feed her little stove.
The Marshal and the Madwoman was first published in Britain by Penguin Books in 1988. It's one in a series about the phlegmatic Sicilian investigator, who (to his supervisor's constant irritation) tends to get involved in "other people's little problems". This is a re-issue by Soho Press.
I've read a number of the books in the Soho Crime series and there hasn't been a dud amongst them. The writers are all first-flight: van de Wetering, Lovesey, Qiu, Matsumoto and so on. I can recommend them all.