Crime fiction packed with Italian flavour, Death in August is the
first Inspector Bordelli mystery set in 1960s' Florence - perfect
for fans of Andrea Camilleri or Donna Leon. Florence, summer 1963.
Inspector Bordelli is one of the few policemen left in the deserted
city. He spends his days on routine work, and his nights tormented
by the heat and mosquitoes. Suddenly one night, a telephone call
gives him a new sense of purpose: the suspected death of a wealthy
Signora. Bordelli rushes to her hilltop villa, and picks the locks.
The old woman is lying on her bed - apparently killed by an asthma
attack, though her medicine has been left untouched. With the help
of his young protege, the victim's eccentric brother, and a
semi-retired petty thief, the inspector begins a murder
investigation. Each suspect has a solid alibi, but there is
something that doesn't quite add up ...
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