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Crime fiction packed with Italian flavour, Death in August is the first Inspector Bordelli mystery set in 1960s' Florence - perfect for fans of Andrea Camilleri or Donna Leon.

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 semiretired petty thief, the inspector begins a murder investigation. Each suspect has a solid alibi, but there is something that doesn't quite add up....

©2002 Ugo Guanda Editore (part of GeMs) (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • 24-11-2019

Not a good book in my opinion... waste of money

I can't decide what was worse... the nearly pointless story or the droning narration. I would exchange this book, but apparently Audible has put a limit on exchanges (although I can't find that policy anywhere) . Sadly, this means I'm stuck with this awful book and will have to be incredibly picky about how i use my credits from here on out. No more trying new Authors.

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  • Trish
  • 17-08-2018

Fun quirky book

I enjoyed the quirky characters and the dogged determination to prove the killers. There was a somewhat disturbing and unnecessary sexual scene that did nothing to advance the plot. I will read the next and see how it goes.

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  • Helen SJ
  • 17-02-2020

Great Italian Crime Story.

I loved reading the book so thought I would give Audible ago. Slightly stunned by the narrator's interpretation of a Sardinian accent. Irish it is not.
Listened to the end as I love Bordelli. Please find another narrator.

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