One of our recommended books for 2019 is Auntie Poldi and the Vineyards of Etna by Mario Giordano

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,

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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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  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Hardcover
  • March 2019
  • 368 Pages
  • 9781328919021

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About Mario Giordano & John Brownjohn (Translator)

Mario Giordano is the author of Auntie Poldi and the Vineyards of EtnaMario Giordano, the son of Italian immigrants, was born in Munich. Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions, his first novel translated into English, was an IndieNext Pick, a B&N Discover Selection, an Amazon Top Ten Best Book of the Month, and a Costco Staff Pick. He lives in Berlin.

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Praise

“Great armchair traveling and detection, bringing a strong note of the sensual back to the southern European mystery.” –CrimeReads, “The Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2019” 

“Giordano gives his heroine’s second outing as much punch as her debut. Long may she reign.”Kirkus (starred review)

“Sharp, hilarious…particularly fun and well executed [with] humorous observations on the quirks of Sicilian life. Readers will look forward to the further adventures of the irrepressible Auntie Poldi.” –Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

“There’s a new star in the mystery firmament, and her name is Auntie Poldi.” — Alan Bradley