Death in August by Marco Vichi
A Novel (Pegasus Crime)

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A new crime series full of Italian flavor—the first novel in the Inspector Bordelli series, set in 1960s Florence 
Florence, summer 1963. Inspector Bordelli is one of the few policemen left in the deserted city. He spends his days on routine work and his nights tormented by the heat and mosquitoes.  Suddenly one night, a telephone call gives him a new sense of purpose: the suspected death of a wealthy signora. Bordelli rushes to her hilltop villa and picks the locks. The old woman is lying on her bed—apparently killed by an asthma attack, though her medicine has been left untouched.  With the help of his young protégé, the victim’s eccentric brother, and a semi-retired petty thief, the inspector begins a murder investigation. Each suspect has a solid alibi, but there is something that doesn’t quite add up . . .
 

About Marco Vichi

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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.
 
Published July 3, 2012 by Pegasus Books. 324 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A first American appearance for a shrewd, worldly Florentine police inspector with some appealingly unexpected affinities.

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Set in Florence in the summer of 1963, Vichi’s stellar first in a new mystery series (and his U.S. debut) introduces endearingly melancholic Inspector Bordelli, whose fatigue with life shows in the mi

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Set in Florence in the summer of 1963, Vichi’s stellar first in a new mystery series (and his U.S. debut) introduces endearingly melancholic Inspector Bordelli, whose fatigue with life shows in the mirror: “a fifty-three-year-old man...

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Reviewing the Evidence

Usually, if I haven't got into a book within a few pages, it gets relegated to the 'must finish' pile, which is inevitably a waiting room for the charity shop run.

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Historical Novel Society

As the city melts in August heat, Inspector Bordelli languidly uncovers who killed a wealthy signora in her villa, all while consuming delicious food, copious alcohol and cigarettes, and pondering philosophically.

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