We first met the 60-year-old, prosecco-loving Isolde Oberreider—also known as Auntie Poldi—in Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions, when she decided to leave Germany and retire in Sicily. But this picturesque island was not as tranquil as she thought: Soon, her handyman was murdered, and Auntie Poldi was on the case.
In her latest book, Auntie Poldi and the Vineyards of Etna, our titular crime-solving heroine is entangled with the mob. And when she finds a body in a vineyard, she knows they mean business. Will Auntie Poldi once again find herself to be the only one on the side of justice? This cozy mystery will have you craving the warm days of summer, as Auntie Poldi enjoys all that beautiful Sicily has to offer—if only she could actually retire.
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About the Book
Auntie Poldi and the Vineyards of Etna
When Prosecco‑loving Auntie Poldi retired to Sicily from Germany, she never dreamed her tranquil days would be interrupted by murder. But Sicily had other plans, and Poldi found herself honor‑bound to solve the disappearance of her beloved (and cute) handyman.
Now she’s finally ready for some peace and quiet—interrupted by romantic encounters with handsome Chief Inspector Montana, of course—when the water supply to her neighborhood is cut off and a dear friend’s dog is poisoned, telltale signs that a certain familial organization is flexing its muscles. Poldi knows there will be no resolution without her help. She soon finds a body in a vineyard, tangles with the Mafia, and yet again makes herself unpopular in the pursuit of justice. But once wine and murder mix, how could she possibly stay away?
This is a sexy and thrilling follow‑up to Mario Giordano's debut novel, Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions, hailed by Adriana Trigiani as “an explosion of color [and] a celebration of the palette of Italian life and the Sicilian experience in its specificity, warmth and drama.”
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