Temptation in Florence #6
When eccentric fountain pen collector Xaviero Monti falls to his death in his own house, the Mantoni family is convinced it’s murder. After all, only the good die young, and Xaviero was anything but good. Commissario Garini, however, sees the case as a classic accidental death and refuses to take it up, until the determined Mantonis manipulate him into investigating all the members of the Florentine Fountain Pen Club in detail.
While Garini tries to get the avid collectors to speak of something besides fountain pens, he also has to deal with the surprisingly stressful side effects of his engagement to Carlina. In the end, Garini uncovers a diabolical scheme and only a race against time can prevent another twisted death.
Classic Death is the sixth mystery in the series Temptation in Florence, set in Florence, Italy. It features Carlina Mantoni, proprietress of Temptation, a lingerie shop, and her eccentric family, all of whom make life for police Commissario Stefano Garini extremely difficult.