Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions

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"On her sixtieth birthday, Auntie Poldi retires to Sicily, intending to while away the rest of her days with good wine, a view of the sea, and few visitors. But Sicily isn't quite the tranquil island she thought it would be, and something always seems to get in the way of her relaxation. When her handsome young handyman goes missing--and is discovered murdered--she can't help but ask questions. Soon there's an investigation, a smoldering police inspector, a romantic entanglement, one false lead after another, a rooftop showdown, and finally, of course, Poldi herself, slightly tousled but still perfectly poised."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781328863577
Call Number: GIORDANO
Characteristics: 346 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Widows -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Sicily (Italy) -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction
Additional Contributors: Brownjohn, John - Translator


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Sep 27, 2018

This was a fun read, especially for people who have visited Sicily. what a cast o characters inhabit this island.

Jul 29, 2018

Fun reading. Very enjoyable characters. Very well written. Brilliant insights that penetrate our existence that we never quite put a finger on, until we see ourselves in Auntie Poldi's mind. The original was translated from German. (I had thought Italian, but I looked it up and it is German.) Can't wait to read more!!!!

Mar 13, 2018

I just want to begin with "there is only one Grandma Mazur." I was hoping that Auntie Poldi character would be equal with Evanovich's Stephanie Plums grandmother. Not so much. The characters are fine but the book is written by a nephew of Poldi's and at times is difficult to switch back and forth. It took until the 4th chapter of the book to really get interesting. To be fair as well, the book is originally written in Italian and I just don't know enough about that particular culture. I'd suggest starting at chapter 4... you can always go back and read the first three chapters later!

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 13, 2017

A deliciously comic Bavarian éclair/Sicilian arancino propelled by a whodunit NOT involving the Mafia... Instead of the numbered chapters, the old-fashioned headings give the readers a synopsis of what's to come yet without revealing too much. Expertly translated from German to English. No threat for fans of Camilleri, this is the author's first in a series to come.

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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