The Marshal of the Borgo (Paperback)

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A troubled police captain. A teenaged witch. A small town's only hope for vengeance.

Matteo Scarpone is a modern-day Job. A man more sinned against than sinning.

Once a cool-headed logician and the pride of Rome's carabinieri, he's devastated when disaster rocks his world.

He is a lost man. Beaten. Shaken. HAUNTED.

Shunned as an embarrassment, he is exiled to a tiny Italian village in the sticks-a hamlet, a burg, a borgo.

But in this land of vineyards and olive groves, life is far from idyllic. Murder, greed, and hate taint the soil once tread by the Etruscans.

Now the young captain must unravel a series of murders that pit him against a cynical evil and force him to use a power
-A GIFT
-A CURSE
that he has long denied.

The Marshal of the Borgo follows in the grand tradition of diabolically clever Italian mysteries-but with a fearsome twist. Part whodunit, part ghost story, The Marshal of the Borgo is a most unusual paranormal tale by a recent winner of the Derringer Award for Short Mystery Fiction.

Readers who dream of the dolce vita and enjoy the work of Magdalen Nabb, Andrea Camilleri, Michael Dibdin, and Donna Leon will absolutely love this evocative, sun-drenched story in the life of Captain Scarpone.

Pick up the The Marshal of the Borgo today and discover an adventure filled with vino, witchcraft, and murder

About the Author


Joseph D'Agnese is a journalist and author who has written for children and adults alike. He's been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Discover, and other major publications. In a career spanning more than twenty years, his work has been honored with awards in three vastly different areas-science journalism, children's literature, and mystery fiction. His science articles have twice appeared in the anthology Best American Science Writing. His children's book, Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci, was an honoree for the Mathical Book Prize-the first-ever prize for math-themed children's books. One of his crime stories won the 2015 Derringer Award for short mystery fiction; another of his short stories was selected by mega-bestselling author James Patterson for inclusion in the prestigious annual anthology, Best American Mystery Stories 2015. D'Agnese's crime fiction has appeared in Shotgun Honey, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. D'Agnese lives in North Carolina with his wife, the New York Times bestselling author Denise Kiernan (The Girls of Atomic City).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781941410035
ISBN-10: 1941410030
Publisher: Nutgraf Productions
Publication Date: May 15th, 2014
Pages: 252
Language: English