Search Results: "Magdalen Nabb"


BOOK REVIEW

THE INNOCENT by Magdalen Nabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Lean, elegant prose that surpasses the best of Simenon, along with a puckish view of the Florentines, from Guarnaccia's Sicilian perspective."
A perfect Tuscan day is ruined when a body surfaces in Florence's Boboli Gardens. Read full book review >

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SOME BITTER TASTE by Magdalen Nabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Heir to Simenon's spare, lean prose, Nabb surpasses her stylistic mentor with a stunning, intricately plotted tale of contemporary malfeasance, wartime accommodations, and long-held Italian prejudices."
Introspective Marshall Salvatore Guarnaccia (Property of Blood, 2001, etc.) is a thoughtful, decent policeman who meant to follow up on Signora Sara Hirsch's complaint that an intruder had been in her apartment. Read full book review >

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VITA NUOVA by Magdalen Nabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"With the passing of Nabb (The Innocent, 2005, etc.) this past August and Michael Dibdin the year before, the Italian-set mystery has lost its two leading stylists. Guarnaccia, who like Maigret enjoys a good meal, a decent glass of wine and the company of his wife, will be missed."
The final appearance of Florentine-based Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia. Read full book review >

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THE ENCHANTED HORSE by Magdalen Nabb
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Told in spare, graceful language evoking an aura of mystery and meaning, illustrated with frequent, sensitive pencil drawings: a likable tale that would make an interesting prelude to George MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind (1871). (Fiction. 8-12)"
A lyrical fantasy about the transcendent power of the imagination. Read full book review >

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JOSIE SMITH AT SCHOOL by Magdalen Nabb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 1991

"A fine chapter book for newly independent readers. (Fiction. 6-10)"
A third book about a likable, strong-minded child who lives in a friendly British village with her ``mom.'' Fans of Josie (Josie Smith, 1989) will remember that, though she's conscientious and well-intentioned, her imagination and persistence tend to get her into amusing trouble. Read full book review >

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PROPERTY OF BLOOD by Magdalen Nabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2001

"As well-written and emotionally acute as The Monster of Florence (1997)."
Once again employing the pared-down skills of a Simenon, Nabb's 11th outing for Florence's Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia demonstrates that the carabinieri's best investigative technique is silence. Read full book review >

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JOSIE SMITH AND EILEEN by Magdalen Nabb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Young reader. 5-10)"
``...even if Eileen was horrible sometimes, she was still Josie Smith's best friend,'' concludes this fourth book about a little girl who lives with her mother in an English village. Read full book review >