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Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions (An Auntie Poldi Adventure)
By: Mario Giordano
List Price: $24.00
Your Price: $14.19
(as of: 11/17/18)
Manufacturer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9781328863577
Publication Date: 2018-03-06
Release Date 2018-03-06
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A NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Break out the prosecco! There’s a new detective in town – and she’s 60, sexy, wise and utterly adorable. In the first book of what promises to be a smash series, Poldi moves from Munich to Sicily, intent on cheerfully drinking herself to death with a view of the sea. Instead her handyman goes missing, she finds his corpse, and what choice does she have but to solve the crime? To use her favorite saying: Namaste, Poldi!”—People (Book of the Week)


For fans of A Man Called Ove and the novels of Adriana Trigiani, a charming, delightfully sexy, and bighearted novel starring Auntie Poldi, Sicily’s newest amateur sleuth

An Auntie Poldi Adventure

On her sixtieth birthday, Auntie Poldi retires to Sicily, intending to while away the rest of her days with good wine, a view of the sea, and few visitors. But Sicily isn’t quite the tranquil island she thought it would be, and something always seems to get in the way of her relaxation. When her handsome young handyman goes missing—and is discovered murdered—she can’t help but ask questions.

Soon there’s an investigation, a smoldering police inspector, a romantic entanglement, one false lead after another, a rooftop showdown, and finally, of course, Poldi herself, slightly tousled but still perfectly poised.

This “masterly treat” (Times Literary Supplement) will transport you to the rocky shores of Torre Archirafi, to a Sicily full of quirky characters, scorching days, and velvety nights, alongside a protagonist who’s as fiery as the Sicilian sun.


Amazon.com Review:

An Amazon Best Book of March 2018: Auntie Poldi is a stout, bewigged German widow who retires to a Sicilian fishing village so she can drink herself to death with a sea view. And death does arrive, not to Poldi but to the handsome Valentino, a young local she hired to do some odd jobs around her new house. Poldi puts the drinking on hold (sort of) to concentrate on fulfilling the promise she made to Valentino’s dead body that she would find his killer. The thing is, discreet inquiries are not Poldi’s strong suit; she’s Miss Marple by way of Auntie Mame, with a dollop of the Golden Girls. As she tells our narrator, her nephew, who records her madcap adventures during his dutiful monthly visits, “when the chips are down, show plenty of cleavage.” Hilarious, reckless, and endearingly melancholy at times, Poldi makes friends, enemies, sage comments, and even a little whoopee as the case winds to its satisfying and unexpected conclusion. --Vannessa Cronin



Can’t afford a trip to Sicily? This first novel by Giordano may be the next best thing. On her sixtieth birthday, Isolde Oberreiter (better known to her family and friends as Auntie Poldi) packed up her bags and left Germany to retire in Sicily. Once there, Poldi intended on finding a small place for herself by the sea and slowly drinking herself into an early grave. However, fate and Poldi’s family had other plans in store for her. Soon Poldi finds herself immersed in the doings of her new hometown, and when her handsome young handyman suddenly disappears, Poldi decides if the local polizzi won’t investigate, then she will. After all her grandfather was a famous – relatively – German police detective so Poldi surely has some kind of detective skills in her genetic makeup. Before she really knows what is happening, Poldi finds herself following one lead after another all the while engaging in a dance of slow seduction with the local police inspector assigned to the case.

An appealing and refreshingly older sleuth, lots of local color, dash of bright humor, and a leisurely paced mystery add up to a winner in this fun English language debut for Giordano.

 
By: John Charles, ReaderToReader.com


 
     
 
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