Death of an English Man

Book Report
Pupil's name: Litam
Class: 11th grade
Teacher's name: Katia Levy
The name of the book: Death of an English Man
Author: Magdalen Nabb


Genre: Mystery solving, detective story.

Settings: The story takes place in Florence, Italy. The timeline is established around the winter holiday season, specifically a few days before Christmas.

Main characters:

Marshal Guarnaccia - A not well-educated Captain but who is wise and sympathetic and notices small details. However, during the story, the marshal has the flu and lies in bed having feverish dreams.

Carabiniere Bacci - A trainee police officer. Described as serious, enthusiastic and very ...

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a gunshot. Her role was to exclusively reveal the settings of the murder, hence we get no description on her whatsoever.

Langley Smythe - The Englishman who was murdered by the cleaner. He was addressed by this man because he was the only person presented in the story who could speak English. He was murdered by the cleaner and the mystery of the story revolves around his death.

Cippola's wife - It's mentioned she used to clean the Englishman's house but he refused to pay her, eventually resulting in a controversy between Cippola and the Englishman.


The story has a suprising ending. It is revealed that the murderer is the cleaner, Gianpaolo Cippola. You wouldn't expect someone as helpless small man as the cleaner to commit such a crime when he doesn't even possess the needs for a murder.

I definitely liked the book because the unexpected is always what drives me to read a book. As I've already mentioned before, it is very unlikeable for a man of the ...

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Added: 9/18/2019 01:33:34 PM
Submitted By: Lexier
Category: Book Reports
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