- Copertina flessibile: 496 pagine
- Editore: Arrow (1 settembre 2005)
- Lingua: Inglese
- ISBN-10: 0099489899
- ISBN-13: 978-0099489894
- Peso di spedizione: 181 g
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon:
The Monster Of Florence (Inglese) Copertina flessibile – 1 set 2005
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"'Nabb's account of the details is freshly horrifying, as are many of the characters who people the book. The vicious, incestuous suspect is...so vivid on the page that the reader feels the need of a shower after each of his many appearances... One of the many wonderful things about this book is the impossibility of distinguishing between fact and fiction, but that is, after all, the nature of justice in Italy.'" (Donna Leon Sunday Times)
"'A haunting thriller where past and present collide, where ambition brutalises those who have most need of compassion and where lies are often more credible that truth'" (Val McDermid Manchester Evening News)
"'A brilliant detective story'" (T J Binyon Evening Standard)
"Credible, classy and compelling, this is crime fiction at its best" (Sunday Times)
Descrizione del libro
A chilling, gripping and perceptive novel based on the real-life case of a Florentine serial killer, from the highly acclaimed Magdalen Nabb ('Credible, classy and compelling, this is crime fiction at its best' Sunday Times).Visualizza tutta la Descrizione prodotto
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The Marshal is picked for this 'team' because the 'new' Colonel doesn't want to waste one of his best men on this investigation that will come to no good end. But the Captain makes sure that the Marshal is included because he 'knows' how dogged he can be once he gets into an inquiry. The characterization is the most prominent reason for reading this book, Nabb does a great job in bringing the major characters to us as real people.
Magdalen Nabb constructed a plausible scenario - characters, motivations, wherewith all - to fit the facts of a true unsolved serial killer's murders around Florence from 1968 to 1985.That's only part of it. She uses the murders as the basis for an investigation that is driven by ambition rather than a search for the truth, until Marshal Guarnaccia becomes unsettled over the discrepancies of the case. This makes for a richly layered plot that at times is as confusing and frustrating to the reader as it is to the Marshal. It's also quite enjoyable despite the fact that the subject matter is grim.
This was my first encounter with Marshal Gaurnaccia which may not have been as satisfying as beginning with one of the first books of the series, but I'll be getting around to them I'm sure.