Deaths come thick and fast in this detective story, including an upsetting series of child murders. Though it's the sixties, the 2nd World War is not quite over for Florentine Inspector Bordelli, haunted by his time as a partisan. Now he finds the war haunting his work and love life. A grim story, but I warmed to the inspector - there is some humour, and who could not be tempted by the food he eats? I am going to try the pork chop recipe!