The Monster of Florence by Magdalen Nabb
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Set in Florence
(Toscana)
 
 ©1996
 Out of Print

Magdalen Nabb

The Marshal Guarnaccia Mystery Series

The Monster of Florence

SYNOPSIS:  A chilling, gripping and perceptive novel based on the real-life case of a Florentine serial killer, from the highly acclaimed Magdalen Nabb Marshal Guarnaccia of the Florence carabinieri is first puzzled and then irritated when he is dragged into a last-ditch attempt to nail the Monster, a vicious serial killer who has ritually slaughtered seven courting couples in the most brutal of circumstances. But he is soon sucked into the horror and squalor of a multi-layered case that has confounded the authorities for over ten years. So when a case is made out against the wrong man - a monster in his own right who beats his wife and sexually abuses his daughter - who is going to admit it? Summoning the courage to speak out, the Marshal rapidly realises that no one wants to listen. It is more comfortable for everyone, even the wrongly accused man, if the blood-soaked vineyards keep their secret of what really happened on the Saturday nights of the new moon...
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JACKET NOTES:  Marshal Guarnaccia of the Florence carabinieri is first puzzled and then irritated when he is dragged into a last-ditch attempt to nail the man known as the Monster, a vicious serial killer who has ritually slaughtered seven courting couples in the most brutal of circumstances. Why him? But he is soon sucked into the horror and squalor of a multi-layered case that has confounded the authorities for over ten years, and nothing but the truth will do. So when a case is made out against the wrong man - a monster in his own right who beats his wife and sexually abuses his daughter - who is going to admit it? No one but him.
Summoning the courage to speak out, the Marshal rapidly realizes that no one wants to listen. It is more comfortable for everyone, even the wrongly accused man, if the blood- soaked vineyards keep their secret of what really happened on those Saturday nights of the new moon...
A chilling, gripping and perceptive novel based on the real-life case of a Florentine serial killer that will both fascinate and terrify from the highly acclaimed Magdalen Nabb.
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