Olivia, an American-born model, married Count Ugo Brunamonti, a feckless, soon impoverished aristocrat. After his death, she supported her children by starting a fashion house which has prospered. When she is kidnapped, the crime is reported to Marshal Guarnaccia by her daughter, who may have been the intended victim. Kidnapping is almost a second business for the Sardinians nominally engaged in raising sheep in the Tuscan hills. They inhabit a vast wilderness where a victim can be hidden away forever, and where those searching for her will be quickly spotted. The government's official policy is not to permit the payment of ransom. But if the money isn't paid, the kidnappers cannot let their victim go free. It would set a bad example. In this case, Guarnaccia suspects another problem. Can it be that Olivia's children are unwilling to pay the ransom? Is this more than a random crime?
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"Credible, classy and compelling, this is crime fiction at its best" Sunday Times "Marshal Salva Guarnaccia...is one of the most endearing and believable creations in modern crime fiction... One of the kindest but wisest of sleuths, he is an excellent counterpoint to Nabb's sinister imagination... An eerily haunting thriller whose low-key telling makes its Jacobean plot all the more disturbing." Glasgow Herald "Guarnaccia is in some ways, perhaps, the most impressive of all fictional Italian detectives... The intrigue is absorbing, and the Florentine background brilliantly portrayed... We fans...are as fascinated by his diet as by his deductions." Evening Standard
About Magdalen Nabb
Magdalen Nabb was born in Lancashire in 1947. She has lived in Florence since 1975 and pursues a dual career as crime writer and children's author.
Property Of Blood by Magdalen Nabb
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