Recently Widowed Poldi Moves To Sicily In Order To Quietly Drink Herself To Death With A Sea View But Fate Intervenes When She Finds The Corpse Of A Young Man On The Beach, His Face Blown Off With A Sawn Off Shotgun, She Becomes A Potential Suspect In His Murder Case Poldi Soon Falls For The Gorgeous Commissario Montana Who Has Been Assigned To Lead The Case And, After Some Initial Misunderstandings, They Form An Investigative And Romantic Partnership The Delightful Detail Of This Romance, And The Extreme Awkwardness Of Its Retelling To Her Mortified Nephew, Produce Some Of The Novel S Many High Points, And Exemplify The Work S Warmth And Wit Sicily Is A Vivid Backdrop, An Island Of People Obsessed With Food, Family And Friendship They Talk Passionately About Which Remote Village Produces The Best Olives, Pistachio Ice Cream, Oyster Mushrooms, Mandarins And Marzipan, About Which Restaurant Serves The Best Pasta Al Nero Di Sepia Or Canolli A La Crema Di Ricotta And Never A Direct Reference To The Mafia An Invention Of Those Fascists In The North , Even When Discussing Corruption And Murders Committed With Sawn Off Shotguns.
MARIO GIORDANO, the son of Italian immigrants, was born in Munich He is the author of 1,000 Feelings for Which There Are No Names he has also written thrillers, books for children, and screenplays Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions is his first novel translated into English He lives in Cologne.
- 320 pages
- Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions (Auntie Poldi, #1)
- Mario Giordano
- 18 January 2018 Mario Giordano