Death of an Englishman by Magdalen Nabb
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Set in Florence
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 ©1981
 
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The Marshal Guarnaccia Mystery Series

Death of an Englishman

JACKET NOTES:  Florence in December: a time for Christmas revels ...and murder.
Holiday shoppers crowd the narrow Florentine streets, pushing past the glittering gift-filled windows; patrons in a festive mood spill forth from the bars and trattorias. And in a cluttered, dirty, antique-filled apartment near the Pitti Palace lies the body of an Englishman.
A. Langley-Smythe was, on the surface, a quiet, unassuming man, but as Marshal Guarnaccia, the burly, Sicilian-born officer-in-charge, digs deeper into the case, he discovers that the Englishman led a messy life indeed--filled with unsavory friends, importunate relatives, and unseemly financial dealings. It is only on Christmas Eve that the sad truth finally, emerges...
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