|Trim Size / Pages||9.3 x 6.4 in / 464|
The new crime novel in the increasingly popular mystery series featuring Italian Detective Inspector Bordelli, “a disillusioned anti-hero who is difficult to forget.” (Andrea Camilleri)
Florence, 1965. A man is found murdered, a pair of scissors stuck through his throat. Only one thing is known about him—he was a loan shark, who ruined and blackmailed the vulnerable men and women who would come to him for help. Inspector Bordelli prepares to launch a murder investigation. But the case will be a tough one for him, arousing mixed emotions: the desire for justice conflicting with a deep hostility for the victim. And he is missing his young police sidekick, Piras, who is convalescing at his parents' home in Sardinia. But Piras hasn't been recuperating for long before he, too, has a mysterious death to death with . . .
Marco Vichi's novel Death in Florence won the Scerbanenco, Rieti, and Camaiore prizes. His novels Death in August and Death and the Olive Grove are available from Pegasus Crime.
“Inspector Bordelli has a lot on his mind. He wonders why he’s never found a great woman, he’s got to cut back on cigarettes, and he should probably figure out who killed that wealthy older lady in her 17th-century villa.” The New York Times
“Vichi's stellar first in a new mystery series delivers a plausible solution worthy of a golden age crime novel.” Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW (on Death in August)
“Vichi shows us ever more secret and dark sides to an otherwise sunny city. But his happiest creation, in my opinion, remains the character of Inspector Bordelli.” Andrea Camilleri
“Straight from the city that brought us da Vinci and Dante, Vichi is on a par with writers like Henning Mankell and Elizabeth George who have elevated the police procedural to a work of art.” Shelf Awareness (starred review)