'[Italian] writers are justifiably growing in popularity here: Marco Vichi deserves to be among them . . . [Bordelli] is stubborn, womanless, cynical and impatient, but strangely appealing.'
'A real find for anyone who likes their crime novels atmospheric, discursive, humorous and thought-provoking.'
A rich, detailed, traditional detective story . . . The descriptions of Florence are delicious, dripping with atmosphere
A typically intriguing and thought-provoking Vichi crime novel and will be appreciated by both new readers and established fans alike.
Brilliantly evoking a society in crisis, Marco Vichi has given us a crime novel that is moving and memorable.
'Once again [Vichi's] depiction of Italian history and culture is both fascinating and complex . . . a sharply observed slice of crime fiction with real depth.'
'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.'
Satisfyingly realistic police procedural . . . DEATH IN FLORENCE confirms Vichi's place in the vanguard of the new wave of Italian crime writers.
'Vichi's crime novels are enjoyable, mystifying and well worth reading.'
'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.'