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Death in Sardinia

Book 3, The Inspector Bordelli Mysteries - A Novel

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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 . . .
“Vichi’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
“Over 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 Camilleri
“Inspector Bordelli has a lot on his mind. He wonders why he’s never found a great woman, his Beetle is acting up, 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
“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)
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.

From Publishers Weekly

Jan 06, 2014 – Set in December 1965, Vichi's exceptional third Inspector Bordelli mystery (after 2013's Death and the Olive Grove) finds the 55-year-old Florentine policeman worried about his looming retirement. Bordelli, who has a compelling need for resolution, spends a couple of weeks investigating the death of a loan shark that no else really cares about. As the inspector methodically homes in on a suspect, his sidekick, Piras, who's recovering from a gunshot wound, privately pokes holes into what appears at first to be a suicide, but turns out to be something much darker. The charm of the series is the window it provides on Bordelli's character. He's a man of many quirks anxious about the future, conflicted about the women in his life, haunted by his war experiences two decades earlier. He takes life slowly, yet the many detours of his day lunches at his favorite trattoria, the angst he feels while Christmas shopping for his lady friend, hospital visits to a dying colleague engage the reader in far more than just the search for a murderer.

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Death in Sardinia
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Mar 04, 2014
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
  • Print Length: 464 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 3, The Inspector Bordelli Mysteries
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