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Auntie Poldi and the Fruits of the Lord

By Mario Giordano

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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 . . .

Biographical Notes

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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  • ISBN: 9781473661943
  • Publication date: 14 Jun 2018
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: John Murray
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
Praise for Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions — .
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
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 — TLS
The whole book is alive with a tang of lemons to set the senses zinging. Refreshing — The Spectator
Wonderfully evocative . . . a joyful light read — Crime Review
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
Praise for Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions
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
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
The whole book is alive with a tang of lemons to set the senses zinging. Refreshing
Wonderfully evocative . . . a joyful light read
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