The Innocent – Magdalen Nabb

Guarnaccia and his team are investigating a body discovered in one of the lakes in the Boboli Gardens, which turns out to be that of a young Japanese woman apprenticed to one of the city’s artisan shoemakers.

Lots of glimpses of Florentine life beyond the tourist trail, and food – Marshal Guarnaccia always feels like the Florentine Carabinieri version of Donna Leon’s Commissario Brunetti of Venice. Perhaps it’s because I find it harder to track down the Guarnaccia series in second hand bookshops and the library.

Author’s webpage: The Innocent – Magdalen Nabb