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This novel was a rambling mess It starts with inspector Bordelli and his sidekick Piras investigating the rape and murder of a young boy They have no clues and no way forward Since Bordelli has nothing concrete to go on, he spends evenings with his friend Rosa, the ex prostitute, and loses sleep thinking about the women who have passed through his life He complains about the incessant rain One evening Rosa surprises him by inviting a tarot card reader to her apartment while Bordelli is ther This novel was a rambling mess It starts with inspector Bordelli and his sidekick Piras investigating the rape and murder of a young boy They have no clues and no way forward Since Bordelli has nothing concrete to go on, he spends evenings with his friend Rosa, the ex prostitute, and loses sleep thinking about the women who have passed through his life He complains about the incessant rain One evening Rosa surprises him by inviting a tarot card reader to her apartment while Bordelli is there Naturally the tarot card reader tells him that he will soon meet a beautiful woman.Soon enough, the incessant rain turns into a devastating flood, and the city of Florence is inundated, with up to 10 feet of water in some areas Much of the middle portion of the novel describes the devastation and its aftermath, and along the way Bordelli meets a beautiful woman, 30 years younger than him, and he falls in love immediately And she seems interested Naturally It was foretold.Bordelli stumbles upon the barest scrap of a clue and immediately leaps into action by having the possible suspect watched and followed day and night with no results Then, like a bolt out of the blue, Bordelli receives a midnight caller, a representative of state security, who asks him to go immediately to the home of a certain individual and give him a nasty scare Which Bordelli does And, by a miracle , that person is soon discovered to have a connection to the original suspect Mirabile dictu And from there all the pieces begin to fall into place.There are a couple plot twists before the end, but the entire investigation rests on highly improbable coincidences and amazing leaps of speculation That is not a good basis for a proper mystery novel.Really nothing about this novel held together The various plots the murder mystery, the flood, the beautiful young woman, the Rosa connection, the strangely immature Bordelli were each linked in some way, but the overall effect is one of artistic chaos (((EBOOK))) ☝ Death in Florence ☠ Florence,The rain is never ending When a young boy vanishes on his way home from school the police fear the worst, and Inspector Bordelli begins an increasingly desperate investigationThen the flood hits During the night of November th the swollen River Arno, already lapping the arches of the Ponte Vecchio, breaks its banks and overwhelms the city Streets become rushing torrents, the force of the water sweeping away cars and trees, doors, shutters and anything else in its wakeIn the aftermath of this unimaginable tragedy the mystery of the child s disappearance seems destined to go unsolved But obstinate as ever, Bordelli is not prepared to give up Having run out of reading material, I purchased this volume in the small English language section of the Morpurgo book shop in Split, right next to Diocletian s Palace in Croatia Not having much to choose from, I bought it because I once stayed at the ironically named Ritz Hotel, located on the bank of the Arno, near the Ponte Vecchio, the location for novel s murder mystery And, like all things recognizable, I loved the setting because I d been there When Inspector Bordelli makes a date to m Having run out of reading material, I purchased this volume in the small English language section of the Morpurgo book shop in Split, right next to Diocletian s Palace in Croatia Not having much to choose from, I bought it because I once stayed at the ironically named Ritz Hotel, located on the bank of the Arno, near the Ponte Vecchio, the location for novel s murder mystery And, like all things recognizable, I loved the setting because I d been there When Inspector Bordelli makes a date to meet a woman in front of the Basilica of San Miniato, I felt a little frisson of pleasure at the memory of it Additionally, I liked Bordelli s gloom A veteran of WWII the book is set in 1966 , his taciturn nature has the echo of the philosopher Most of the book stays inside the head of Bordelli, whose memories of the war mix with his thoughts about women, the souls of the Italian Bourgeoisie, his mother s death, as well as the details of the murder of a young boy he is trying to solve.Still, his character is somewhat ridiculous Every other page finds him, a 56 year old man, eating a gigantic meal, drinking grappa or wine, smoking his millionth cigarette The author places special emphasis on these activities, but nothing comes of it Bordelli thinks, There were four years left before retirement He had no children, no wife he ate too much, drank too much, smoked too much He had to change his lifestyle, buy a house in the country, stop smoking, marry a beautiful woman and tend a vegetable garden Indeed, the book is less about the crime andabout Bordelli s crushing need to find this beautiful woman His taste runs young, which creeped me out a little because I wanted to like him so much The case is finally solved, but in a very anti climactic style As in real life, justice is not perfectly served I was hoping Bordelli might be to Florence what Brunetti is to Venice There are similarities like Donna Leon s novels, this book isabout the Inspector, his life and his city than about the crime that needs to be solved The difference is that Bordelli is a bachelor who smokes, drinks and eats too much He spends his days in a pokey flat, reminiscing about the war and fantasizing about women half his age so his life is far less interesting than Brunetti s I found his internal monologu I was hoping Bordelli might be to Florence what Brunetti is to Venice There are similarities like Donna Leon s novels, this book isabout the Inspector, his life and his city than about the crime that needs to be solved The difference is that Bordelli is a bachelor who smokes, drinks and eats too much He spends his days in a pokey flat, reminiscing about the war and fantasizing about women half his age so his life is far less interesting than Brunetti s I found his internal monologues tedious and started skimming them early.The story picked up when the Arno burst its banks and flooded Florence it was completely irrelevant to the murder mystery but at least something was happening Unfortunately during the cleanup operations, Bordelli got involved with a young woman The idea of a luminously beautiful young woman falling for a paunchy, chain smoking fifty year old was so completely implausible obviously a wish fulfilment on the part of the author that I couldn t take it seriously and started skimming in earnest.Like the Brunetti novels, the ending was unsatisfactory because Italian justice isn t good at catching criminals But by that time I hardly cared anyway I wish I didn t feel compelled to finish every book I start The main character in this series is a man in his late 50s who is focused on finding a woman, cutting down on his smoking and retiring He didn t do much of anything that was interesting The investigation of the disappearance of a young boy centered on one person rather early in the book and seemed to me to be started on the basis of a very flimsy clue I won t be reading anyin this series. Spoiler alertI love a good mystery, but this wasn t one of them What I like are the stories about WW2 from the Italian perspective I like the time period too What I don t like are the two dimensional characters All of the females are basically wall flowers In this book there is the unbelievable relationship with the inspector in his mid fifties and a woman of 25 or younger They fall in love in a couple of days Feels like a middle aged mans fantasy, not believable The author had to thr Spoiler alertI love a good mystery, but this wasn t one of them What I like are the stories about WW2 from the Italian perspective I like the time period too What I don t like are the two dimensional characters All of the females are basically wall flowers In this book there is the unbelievable relationship with the inspector in his mid fifties and a woman of 25 or younger They fall in love in a couple of days Feels like a middle aged mans fantasy, not believable The author had to throw in a couple.of gang rapes, which he ends the book with no justice for In between there was a lot of filler A real disappointment Interesting and intriguing story set in Florence in the 60s, the main crime story interspersed with politics and philosophy I enjoyed the protagonist investigator and will look out forin this series It s much darker in tone and story line than the four earlier books in the series It s October 1966 and it has been raining nonstop for weeks in Tuscany The days leading up to the historic flood which devastated Florence, the flood and its aftermath, permeate the events of what becomes Bordelli s most difficult and painful case.A young boy has been kidnapped, raped by multiple assailants, strangled and buried in the woods The only possible clue is the receipt for a phone bill that Bordelli fi It s much darker in tone and story line than the four earlier books in the series It s October 1966 and it has been raining nonstop for weeks in Tuscany The days leading up to the historic flood which devastated Florence, the flood and its aftermath, permeate the events of what becomes Bordelli s most difficult and painful case.A young boy has been kidnapped, raped by multiple assailants, strangled and buried in the woods The only possible clue is the receipt for a phone bill that Bordelli finds near where the boy was buried, and that s a long shot.The receipt belongs to a butcher who seems to have an unblemished life, but there are no other leads, so Bordelli has his men stake him out After days of fruitless watching in the ceaseless rain it finally develops that the man still has Fascist leanings and is part of a group that bears further watching Just as the police find a suspicious apartment that may give them some clues, the Arno overflows its banks and the building and any clues it may contain are destroyed by 10 feet of muddy, oily water The portrait of the city in the aftermath of the flood is incredible The scale of the damage, the things people lost, the way they struggled to get their lives back is lined out in vivid detail.Bordelli is still haunted by his memories of the war and its aftermath He wishes he could chuck it all in and buy a little place in the country and raise chickens, preferably with a woman to love But he cannot give up on the case and it leads him to a series of very dark events It s not a happy story, though there are happy moments His friends are still a motley crew of wonderful characters, but he islonely and sad in this book than in the others It s an excellent story with unforgettable atmosphere Sartarelli s translation, once again, is brilliant This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Can t believe this won awards, hardly any crime related writing, rambling on about the admittedly interesting and well described flood in Florence, affairs of the heart, his war experience, a ghastly portrayal of gay men, as sad or bad or paedophile, and a horribly graphic description of what happened to the poor child Not to my taste. Marco Vichi in his new book, Death In Florence Book Four in the Inspector Bordelli Mysteries series published by Pegasus Books LLC gives us another police procedural with Inspector Bordelli.From the back cover Florence, October 1966 When a young boy vanishes, the police fear the worst, which brings Inspector Bordelli into an increasingly desperate investigation, in the new mystery from critics favorite Marco Vichi.Florence, 1966 The rain is never ending When a young boy vanishes on his wa Marco Vichi in his new book, Death In Florence Book Four in the Inspector Bordelli Mysteries series published by Pegasus Books LLC gives us another police procedural with Inspector Bordelli.From the back cover Florence, October 1966 When a young boy vanishes, the police fear the worst, which brings Inspector Bordelli into an increasingly desperate investigation, in the new mystery from critics favorite Marco Vichi.Florence, 1966 The rain is never ending When a young boy vanishes on his way home from school the police fear the worst, and Inspector Bordelli begins an increasingly desperate investigation.Then the flood hits During the night of November 4th the swollen River Arno, already lapping the arches of the Ponte Vecchio, breaks its banks and overwhelms the city Streets become rushing torrents, the force of the water sweeping away cars and trees, doors, shutters and anything else in its wake.In the aftermath of this unimaginable tragedy the mystery of the child s disappearance seems destined to go unsolved But obstinate as ever, Bordelli is not prepared to give up.I enjoy a good police procedural I especially enjoy a good police procedural that is non USA based, Inspector Bordelli is just perfect and the book is all about him To me he is very similar to the Lt Colombo character except we do not have any idea of who the killer is in this case This is an impossible case There was very little evidence to begin with and then there was the flood Bordelli is an amazing character in that he just doesn t let go Death In Florence grabs you with the storyline and keeps you flipping pages as fast as possible Don t start this book late at night because you are going to want to finish it before you go to bed I am so looking forward to the next adventure with Inspector Bordelli.Disclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from Pegasus Books LLC I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising