Magdalen Nabb





Magdalen Nabb


Born
in Lancashire, The United Kingdom
January 16, 1947

Died
August 18, 2007

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MAGDALEN NABB was born in Lancashire in 1947 and trained as a potter. In 1975 she abandoned pottery, sold her home and her car, and came to Florence with her son, knowing nobody and speaking no Italian. She has lived there ever since, and pursues a dual career as crime writer and children's author.

She has written fourteen crime novels featuring Marshal Guarnaccia of the carabinieri, all set in Florence, which she describes as 'a very secret city. Walk down any residential street and you have no idea what is going on behind those blank walls. It's a problem the Marshal comes up against all the time.'

Magdalen Nabb also writes the immensely successful Josie Smith books, set in her native Lancashire, which form the basis of the Granada children
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Average rating: 3.67 · 3,369 ratings · 430 reviews · 35 distinct works · Similar authors
Death of an Englishman (Mar...

3.52 avg rating — 763 ratings — published 1981 — 21 editions
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The Marshal and the Madwoma...

3.91 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 1988 — 12 editions
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Death of a Dutchman (Marsha...

3.58 avg rating — 257 ratings — published 1981 — 15 editions
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Death in Springtime (Marsha...

3.57 avg rating — 207 ratings — published 1983 — 14 editions
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Vita Nuova (Marshal Guarnac...

3.72 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 2008 — 15 editions
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The Enchanted Horse

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The Monster of Florence (Ma...

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Property of Blood (Marshal ...

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Some Bitter Taste (Marshal ...

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The Marshal and the Murdere...

3.73 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 1983 — 11 editions
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Death of an Englishman Death of a Dutchman Death in Springtime Death in Autumn The Marshal and the Murderer The Marshal and the Madwoman The Marshal's Own Case
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Josie Smith Josie Smith and Eileen Josie Smith at Christmas Josie Smith at School Josie Smith in Hospital Josie Smith At The Market
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“The trouble with this country is that it's a mass of anarchists and improvisors governed by bandits." pg. 164”
Magdalen Nabb, The Marshal and the Murderer

“What's the matter with you?' was his wife's first remark...'Nothing'....Teresa sighed. He always turned up in the kitchen when he would be most in her way, and in all the years they had been married she had never given up trying to throw him out. The kitchen wasn't especially big and he took up a lot of room. However, the years had taught her that if he got out of uniform and showered before presenting himself, he was looking for a hug and a chance to sniff and taste whatever was cooking for supper. The black, silent form she saw looming out of the corner of her eye meant trouble...'Do get out of my way, Salva.' He shifted a few centimetres and stuck again. 'Why don't you go watch the news?' No answer. 'We're having spaghetti alla mollica'...
'Where are the boys?'... He stood drinking in the comforting sound of her voice and felt better.
'Now where are you going?'
'I thought I'd watch the news. What's for supper?'pg 100-101”
Magdalen Nabb, Property of Blood

“MI6, yes.' Though peaceable at the moment, there was an edge to his voice that said he would become dangerous if annoyed. Fusarri did not annoy him. He offered him a cigar and made the Marshal step forward and be introduced, happy in his conviction that no amount of years in the Service would prepare anyone to cope with Guarnaccia's bulging-eyed silences. pg 108”
Magdalen Nabb, Property of Blood