Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions

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Recently widowed Auntie Poldi moves to Sicily in order to drink herself comfortably to death with a sea view. But fate intervenes when she finds the corpse of a young man on the beach, and becomes a potential murder suspect. Poldi falls for the gorgeous Commissario Montana and they soon form an investigative -- and romantic -- partnership -- Source other than Library of Congress.
Publisher: London :, Bitter Lemon Press,, 2016
ISBN: 9781908524690
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Giordano 2016
Characteristics: 317 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Brownjohn, John - Translator


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Jan 22, 2018

This mystery is narrated by the nephew of Auntie Poldi, a sixty-year-old retiree from Munich who has decided that Sicily will be ideal for her quiet, alcohol-imbued retirement. However, life changes unexpectedly when her handyman is murdered and our heroine becomes an amateur sleuth. Her meddling ways cause problems for the police officer charged with the investigation. And she also makes a nuisance of herself with the individuals that she suspects of the murder. This mystery flows well and is often quite amusing. A most enjoyable read.

Apr 01, 2017

What an enjoyable book this is! The character of Auntie Poldi is feisty, smart and her own woman. She makes a wonderful detective -- persistent, creative, brave and a bender/breaker of rules. The Sicilian setting is idyllic, the characters memorable and the plot line ingenious. There is a subtle humour running through this story that consistently delights. It also makes me want to book the next Alitalia flight out to Sicily! Bravo to author Mario Giordano. Cannot wait for the English translations of the other books in this series. Enjoy!


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