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Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781473686113

Price: £19.99

ON SALE: 15th February 2018

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

‘Alive with a tang of lemons to set the senses zinging’ The Spectator

Fiction at its most charming – A Man Called Ove meets Andrea Camilleri, Auntie Poldi is this summer’s most unlikely hero.

The perfect summer read set on the Mediterranean island of Sicily – perfect for fans of Alexander McCall Smith and Inspector Montalbano

Auntie Poldi can think of no finer place to wait for death than Sicily. All she asks is a sea view, fine wine (and plenty of it), and her family close around.

When death instead takes her handsome young friend Valentino – and under mysterious circumstances at that – Poldi will not take it lying down.

Perhaps it’s in her blood (her father was a detective chief inspector); perhaps it’s a diverting excuse to spend more time with men in uniform; or perhaps it’s just the promise she makes to Valentino while holding his poor dead hand.

But Auntie Poldi’s hunting instincts have never felt more alive. Justice must be served – if it’s the last thing she does . . .

(P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Reviews

Mario Giordano - a Bavarian of Sicilian parentage who writes in German - has created a delightful detective and a lively, humorous portrait of Sicilian society and gastronomy
The Times, Book of the Month
Wonderfully evocative . . . a joyful light read
Crime Review
The whole book is alive with a tang of lemons to set the senses zinging. Refreshing
The Spectator
Giordano is a novelist of high skill and originality with an eye for eccentric comedy, idiosyncratic characters and vivid scenes. John Brownjohn's translation is stylish and this book is a masterly treat
Times Literary Supplement
The most enchanting novel I've read in ages! Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions is a lush, sexy, and slightly madcap romp, much like Auntie Poldi herself. She's the aunt your mother warned you about - the one who never turns down a drink or a date with a dashing stranger, never mind the consequences . . . Mario Giordano has a gift for eccentric storytelling, snappy dialogue, and sly wit, making this a tart and delectable treat that you'll press on all your friends. I can't wait for the next installment!
Amy Stewart
Cross Alexander McCall Smith with Janet Evanovich, add a sensuously imagined Sicilian setting and an exuberant narrator, and you get the feel of Mario Giordano's Auntie Poldi detective books
The Times