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Magdalen Nabb wrote 14 books in a detective series featuring Marshal Guarnaccia of the Carabinieri in Florence, Italy. I just finished the 10th book in the series, the last one to be published in the United States (more on the particular book later). Marshal Guarnaccia is one of my favorite detectives (I'm smiling as I write this). He's happily married with 2 sons, but he knows he's not prepossessing (fat with eyes that weep in the sunlight) and thinks he is plodding and not-very-bright. He thinks he suffers by comparison with almost anyone and never can understand why senior people want h
As a native of South Florida (and really far south--close to Homestead, which is almost to the Keys), I have eagerly consumed everything that Carl Hiaasen has written. But I haven't thought his last few books were as good as previous ones, by a long shot, and so I didn't jump to get Bad Monkey as quickly as I normally would have. Finally, a friend of mine said that this one was a lot closer to the earlier books and she's right. It was a very fun read. The story follows Yancy, a demoted Key West detective now performing the truly gross and thankless task of restaurant inspector in the Fl