The multiple prize-winning fourth book in the Inspector Bordelli crime series, translated from the Italian.
Marco Vichi was born in Florence in 1957. The author of twelve novels and two collections of short stories, he has also edited crime anthologies, written screenplays, music lyrics and for radio, and collaborated on and directed various projects for humanitarian causes.His novel Death in Florence won the Scerbanenco, Rieti, Camaiore and Azzeccagarbugli prizes in Italy. Marco Vichi lives in the Chianti region of Tuscany.You can find out more at www.marcovichi.it.
A real find for anyone who likes their crime novels atmospheric, discursive, humorous and thought-provoking. - GuardianSatisfyingly realistic police procedural . . . DEATH IN FLORENCE confirms Vichi's place in the vanguard of the new wave of Italian crime writers. - Irish TimesVichi's crime novels are enjoyable, mystifying and well worth reading. - Literary Review[Italian] writers are justifiably growing in popularity here: Marco Vichi deserves to be among them . . . [Bordelli] is stubborn, womanless, cynical and impatient, but strangely appealing. - Marcel Berlins, The TimesOver the course of his police procedurals, Vichi shows us ever more secret and dark sides to an otherwise sunny and open city. But his happiest creation, in my opinion, remains the character of Inspector Bordelli, a disillusioned anti-hero who is difficult to forget. - Andrea CamilleriVichi's stellar first in a new mystery series introduces endearingly melancholic Inspector Bordelli . . . [and] delivers a plausible solution worthy of a golden age crime novel. Readers will look forward to seeing more of this flawed hero. - Publishers Weekly, starred review for DEATH IN AUGUSTOnce again [Vichi's] depiction of Italian history and culture is both fascinating and complex . . . a sharply observed slice of crime fiction with real depth. - www.crimetime.co.uk