WorldCat Identities

Nabb, Magdalen 1947-2007

Works: 113 works in 844 publications in 11 languages and 14,047 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery stories, English  Thrillers (Fiction)  Christmas stories 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: PR6064.A18, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Magdalen Nabb
Property of blood by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

49 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia, a Sicilian officer of the carabiniere stationed in Florence, is faced with the horrendous kidnapping for ransom of a lovely Contessa. Olivia, an American-born model, married Count Ugo Brunamonti, a feckless, soon impoverished aristocrat. After his death, she supported her children, Leonardo and Caterina, by starting a fashion house which has prospered. When she is kidnapped, the crime is reported to Marshal Guarnaccia by her daughter, who may have been the intended victim."--Jacket
Vita nuova by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniela is a quiet single mother studying for a doctorate in chemistry. She rarely goes out, so her murder in her bedroom at the family's new villa seems inexplicable. It is true that her mother, who appears to be an alcoholic; her younger sister, who has had mental problems; and her father, who has made his money running nightclubs and is probably involved in the international sex trade, are not your average home-loving Italian nuclear family, but what can she have done to be singled out for slaughter' And why has the prosecutor asked specifically for Marshal Guarnaccia to head the investigation
Death of an Englishman by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

88 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debut of Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia of the Carabinieri, a Sicilian, stationed in Florence. It is just before Christmas and the marshal wants to go South to spend the holiday with his wife and family, but first he must recover from the flu (which has left the Florentine caribinieri short-handed) and also solve a murder. A seemingly respectable retired Englishman, living in a flat on the Via Maggio near the Santa Trinita bridge, was shot in the back during the night. He was well-connected and Scotland Yard has despatched two officers to "assist" the Italians in solving the crime. But it is the marshal, a quiet observer, not an intellectual, who manages to figure out what happened, and why. In addition to the wonderful atmosphere of Florence, Magdalen Nabb has created a delightful investigator who has been described as "the most Maigret-like of contemporary policemen" by the "Times Literary Supplement
Some bitter taste by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

44 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sweltering summer in Florence and Marshal Guarnaccia is engaged in investigating an Albanian prostitution ring. But a never-ending stream of people fills the station waiting room at the Pitti Palace, all expecting him to sort out their little problems."--Jacket
The innocent by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

37 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body of a woman has been found half-submerged in an ornamental fish pond in Florence's Boboli gardens. At first, the woman cannot be identified; only her skull remains. The marshal must use her clothing and a shoe to trace her. She turns out to be a young Japanese woman apprenticed to one of Florence's custom shoemakers, Peruzzi. Could he have killed his protege? Or did jealousy drive his other apprentice to murder? The neighbors have seen Akiko with a lover-a brilliant young carabinieri-who has disappeared. Has he fled to avoid arrest? The marshal must go to Rome to complete his investigation. When he returns to Florence he can identify the killer
The enchanted horse by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

37 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely young girl living on a remote farm with her work-obsessed parents cares for an old and battered wooden horse with such devotion that it comes to life
The marshal and the madwoman by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long out of print, this mystery featuring Nabb's Marshal Guarnaccia finds him having to piece together the events of a tragic night 20 years earlier in order to solve a present-day murder
Death in autumn by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

39 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marshal's own case by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marshal and the murderer : a Marshal Guarnaccia mystery by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

35 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marshal Guamacci, the kindly, perceptive Italian cop, investigates the murder of a beautiful young Swiss woman in a small village
Death in springtime : a Florentine mystery by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

37 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everyone is so distracted by the phenomenon of a March snowfall in Florence that no one notices two foreign girls being abducted from the piazza at gunpoint in broad daylight. Even Marshal Guarnaccia has trouble piecing together what he has actually seen: tourists in a car holding up a big map, children going to school, a bus, a drug addict on the steps of Santo Spirito church, a single Sardinian bagpiper in a long, black shepherd's cloak. One of the girls, a Norwegian university student, turns up in Pontino, a village in the Chianti hills, where she is hospitalized for a concussion, a leg wound, and possible pneumonia. She says she has been released by the kidnappers so she can make contact. The other kidnap victim, an American girl, is being held for ransom. But the marshal thinks she's lying. Kidnapping has become a local racket. It is up to Marshal Guarnaccia to save the young American and put a stop to a flourishing criminal enterprise."--Publisher's description
Death of a Dutchman by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summoned by an aged woman to investigate mysterious noises in the vacant flat next to hers, Marshal Guarnaccia discovers a dying Dutch jeweler. The old lady had known him when he was a boy growing up in Florence. Could he have returned to the family home just to commit suicide? Or could the man be the victim of a cunning murderer?
Josie Smith by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the amusing misadventures of a little girl as she shops for the perfect birthday gift for her mother, blackens a blackboard, and cares for a lost cat
The monster of Florence by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marshal Guarnaccia feels out of his league when he is assigned to help track down a serial killer, especially when he assigned to work under Simonetti, a man so dedicated to achieving a conviction that he is blinded to the consequences
The marshal makes his report by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The suspicious-looking suicide of the husband of the Marchesa, a member of one of Florence's oldest families, has Marshal Guarnaccia once again refusing to accept the easy answer
Josie Smith at school by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and Dutch and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirited Josie has adventures and misadventures at school, where she befriends a foreign student and takes part in the class play
The marshal at the Villa Torrini by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A well-known writer is found dead in the Villa Torrini near Florence without a mark of violence on her. Somehow she drowned in her bath. Marshal Guarnaccia of the Carabinieri must solve the mystery while struggling with a new legal system--a strict new diet
Josie Smith and Eileen by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and Dutch and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the amusing adventures of Josie and her best friend Eileen as they celebrate their birthdays, have a sleepover, and participate in a wedding
Josie Smith at the seashore by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six-year-old Josie's day at the beach with Mom and Gran is highlighted by a donkey ride, making a dog friend, and getting lost
Josie Smith at the seaside by Magdalen Nabb( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josie gaat met mama en oma een dag naar het strand. Daar beleeft ze allerlei spannende en enge avonturen. Vanaf ca. 5 jaar, zelf lezen vanaf ca. 8 jaar
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Vita nuova
Vita nuovaDeath of an EnglishmanSome bitter tasteThe innocentThe enchanted horseThe marshal and the madwomanDeath in autumnThe Marshal's own case
Alternative Names
Magdalen Nabb

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