Set in Florence in the 1960s, this is the third in the Inspector Bordelli series of atmospheric Italian crime.
Marco Vichi was born in Florence in 1957. The author of twelve novels and two collections of short stories, he has also written screenplays, music lyrics and for radio, and collaborated on projects for humanitarian causes. His novel DEATH IN FLORENCE won the Scerbanenco, Rieti, Camaiore and Azzeccagarbugli prizes. You can find out more at www.marcovichi.it.
Once again [Vichi's] depiction of Italian history and culture is both fascinating and complex . . . As a portrait of a country struggling with its past, present and future, DEATH IN SARDINIA is a sharply observed slice of crime fiction with real depth. - www.crimetime.co.ukA real find for anyone who likes their crime novels atmospheric, discursive, humorous and thought-provoking. - GuardianVichi'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 CamilleriAn outstanding package combining an envious narrative, a colourful and multi-faceted detective and a cornucopia of Italian food to die for . . . Magical and moreish - www.milorambles.com on DEATH AND THE OLIVE GROVE[The Inspector Bordelli books] feature a fascinating cop and disillusioned anti-hero who rails against both injustice and the corrupt system but faces classic murder cases with a familiar Christie-like ring - Maxim JakubowskiVichi'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 AUGUST