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By Magdalen Nabb

It is only earlier than Christmas and the marshal desires to cross South to spend the vacation together with his spouse and kin, yet first he needs to get over the flu (which has left the Florentine caribinieri short-handed) and in addition resolve a homicide. A probably first rate retired Englishman, dwelling in a flat at the through Maggio close to the Santa Trinita bridge, used to be shot within the again throughout the evening. He was once well-connected and Scotland backyard has sent officials to "assist" the Italians in fixing the crime. however it is the marshal, a quiet observer, no longer an highbrow, who manages to determine what occurred, and why.

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She had tied the bathrobe around her more carefully. Eventually her distracted gaze settled on the playroom: 'In here, if you'd like to …' They sat down among the toys, holding their hats. ' The colour quickly left her face. ' 'The ground floor. ' 'By sight, of course. I knew he was English. ' 'He was shot. Probably in the early hours of this morning; we're trying to fix the exact time. ' 'No, nothing. Nothing would wake me, you see, because I always take a sleeping pill, so …' 'Perhaps the children?

He reached down a cannister from the corner of the cupboard. ' 'Hmph,' said the Marshal. ' suggested the Captain from the doorway. It was only after he had given the keys to the guard on the door and instructed him to lock up after the technicians that anyone noticed the small figure waiting patiently in the shadows, along the flagged passageway. 'Cipolla,' murmured the Marshal in the Captain's ear. 'The cleaner who found him. His wife died last night so if you could—' 'I see. Come along to Pitti with us, will you?

Probably she should have been preparing the supper. ' 'Yes. ' 'And his wife? ' 'Go to Calabria … and the children. Christmas. ' The Captain glanced involuntarily beyond her at the vast apartment in which she, no doubt, had one tiny bedroom. ' 'Friends, yes. Eritrean friends. ' 'I see. Thank you. ' He realized at once she was thinking of her job, her papers. 'Nothing wrong as far as you're concerned. A man on the ground floor was killed last night and we need to know if anyone heard anything or saw any strangers in the building, that's all.

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