Firenze, 1964. Sono le nove di sera e il commissario Bordelli sta apprestandosi a uscire dal commissariato quando viene bloccato da Casimiro, una sua vecchia conoscenza. L'uomo è agitato e sconvolto, non riesce quasi a parlare. Con calma il commissario attende che si calmi un po' e che gli racconti la ragione di tutta questa agitazione. Casimiro gli spiega di aver trovato un cadavere in un bosco vicino a Fiesole. Il commissario e l'agente Piras si recano sul luogo del delitto ma del cadavere non c'è traccia: il corpo sembra essersi dileguato nel nulla.
- ISBN: 8882463303
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 256
Considering the terrible nature of the crimes committed in this book, Death and the Olive Grove, the second installment of this series, actually reads on the lighter side of the genre. Vichi's Inspector Bordelli novels are set in Florence in the 1960s. The main character is a former member of a some Leggi tutto
Yes I know I have a gazillion books to read and review, but couldn’t resist reading this, having thoroughly enjoyed Vichi’s debut ‘Death In August’ featuring the wonderfully curmudgeonly Inspector Bordelli and I’m pleased to say that this is the equal of, or indeed even better, than the first book. Leggi tutto
This is the second adventure of Italian police inspector Bordelli – a painfully slow procedural/mystery dealing with the murders of young girls in 1964 Florence with extraordinarily clumsy ties to the Second World War and Nazi hunters. If eating, whining about lack of sleep and cigarettes – there’s Leggi tutto
Florence, Italy, in April of 1964 is the backdrop for this historical mystery, which is book two in the Inspector Bordelli Mystery Series. The first case is mentioned in the book, so it is advisable to read the books in the series in order. Police Inspector Bordelli is still cynical, a smoker (ex-smo Leggi tutto
se il precedente Bordelli mi ha lasciata sospesa fra le 3 e le 4 stelline, questo si guadagna a le 3 stiracchiate. Il protagonista è sempre simpatico ma la storia, anzi le 2 storie che si riuniscono alla fine convincono poco: nazisti, Wiesenthal, maniaci, donne fatali, Auschwitz, patrigni ingombrant Leggi tutto
April 1964 in Florence, but for Detective Inspector Bordelli, who was a commander in the San Marco regiment, the memory of WWII is not far distant. The weather is terrible, necessarily evoking for some readers the dreadful flood to come 2½ years later. Bordelli investigates a series of killings of y Leggi tutto
Superb, the second in the series and an improvement on the first. I quite enjoy Bordelli the character. The story was very good and I did have my own conclusions which did end up being correct. I'm looking forward to enjoying the rest of the series
I liked this one better than Death in Florence. I was pretty busy when I read that book, and found flipping back to the glossary/index a big trial. With Death and the Olive Grove, the flipping was minimal - there were fewer instances where something in the text needed an explanation. In this book, w Leggi tutto
This is the second in the Bordelli series (and the third that I've read), and once again Bordelli is having trouble sleeping, and can't seem to leave the cigarettes alone. The usual cast of characters make only small appearances: a few meals at Da Cesare prepared by his friend Toto, a brief late nig Leggi tutto
I'm so hooked by Marco Vichi's darkly entertaining mystery novels featuring Inspector Bordelli. This imperfect protagonist trudges on in seemingly hopeless frustration while eventually cracking the nut of solving the murders. Each book in the series offers a view of Italy beyond the sunny posters, a Leggi tutto
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