Auntie Poldi and the Fruits of the Lord
By Mario Giordano
Perfect for fans of Alexander McCall Smith and Andrea Camilleri - the second Auntie Poldi adventure in which Poldi tastes a murder weapon, finds a body in a vineyard, and once again makes herself unpopular in the pursuit of justice . . .
A Man Called Ove meets Inspector Montalbano, Auntie Poldi leaves no stone unturned in her quest for answers.
Wine and murder - nothing is more likely to rouse Auntie Poldi's love of the chase.
Still relishing the notoriety from her spectacular resolution of the Candela case, Poldi is alive to the faintest whiff of criminality.
What to others might seem a series of misfortunes - the water supply cut off, a poisoned dog - is clearly, to Poldi, an escalation: the Mafia have had her in their sights ever since she solved Valentino's murder.
Poldi has tasted blood. No one is above suspicion. And trouble will surely follow . . .
Mario Giordano, the son of Italian immigrants, was born in Munich in 1963 and studied psychology at the University of Düsseldorf. He writes novels, books for adolescents, and screenplays. He lives in Cologne. Auntie Poldi and the Fruits of the Lord is his second novel to be translated into English.
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14 Jun 2018
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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
Thirst and murder are Auntie Poldi's pet hates, so when the two are combined there's no stopping the Sicilian Miss Marple from ferreting out the truth . . . a delicious read — Choice