Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions (Auntie Poldi, #1)

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions (Auntie Poldi, #1)
  • Mario Giordano
  • English
  • 18 September 2017
  • 1908524693

About the Author: Mario Giordano

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.


Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions (Auntie Poldi, #1) 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. Free Read [ Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions (Auntie Poldi, #1) ] Author [ Mario Giordano ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions (Auntie Poldi, #1)

  1. Susan says:

    Auntie Poldi is an eccentric, Bavarian lady who always wears a wig, enjoys photographing traffic controllers and fully intends to retire to Sicily in order to drink herself to death Her nephew, who is currently writing a book, spends much of his time visiting and narrates much of the story Poldi s nephew is not the only person that she has helping out though and much is made of how everyone who comes in contact with Poldi wants to help her This includes a handsome young man names Valentino Auntie Poldi is an eccentric, Bavarian lady who always wears a wig, enjoys photographing traffic controllers and fully intends to retire to Sicily in order to drink herself to death Her nephew, who is currently writing a book, spends much of his time visiting and narrates much of the story Poldi s nephew is not the only person that she has helping out though and much is made of how everyone who comes in contact with Poldi wants to help her This includes a handsome young man names Valentino Candela, who does odd jobs for her before disappearing Although she has quite tenuous links to Valentino, Poldi seems to be th...

  2. Susan Johnson says:

    Auntie Poldi has decided to retire in Munich and retire to a house by the sea in Sicily and drink herself to death but spending her remaining time flirting with various men She has sisters in Sicily and her nephew flies out every few weeks from Germany to keep an eye on her This may be a cultural thing but that alone seemed odd to me How could he afford the time and money It is Europe so travel is easier but it still seems like a big commitment The sto...

  3. Monnie says:

    3.5 stars, actually.If you re looking for what I d describe as a cute, almost cozy murder mystery with some quirky characters, you might want to give this one a try Where else will you find a borderline elderly retired costume designer with a nose for adventure who s moved to Sicily for the sole purpose at least initially of ...

  4. Sabine says:

    Auntie Poldi retires from her job as a costume designer in Munich and moves to Sicily You ll never see her without her wig and almost always with a drink in her hand I wish she wouldn t drink that much otherwise she is a pretty fun and eccentric character This older lady that never beats around the bush and the sun and warmth of Sicily make this mystery a unique experience She does a good job of investigating and discovers a bunch of criminal activities in the little town Lots of hu...

  5. Kasia says:

    2,5 M wi c szczerze mia am nadziej na co zupe nie innego Wi cej humoru i wpadek g wnej bohaterki Czego w stylu Stephanie Plum Niestety mamy tutaj sporo informacji, kt re cz owiekowi nie s zupe nie do ycia pot...

  6. Sid Nuncius says:

    I expected to enjoy this ratherthan I did It s not bad, but it could have done with a good dealfocus and a good deal less background and self conscious quirkiness.Aunti Poldi is a Bavarian woman who, at the age of about 60, moves back to Sicily to be with her sisters and drink herself to death However, a murder mystery and a handsome policeman begin to restore her Poldi herself is a real Character rather too much so, for my taste Her characterful behaviour became increasingly I expected to enjoy this ratherthan I did It s not bad, but it could have done with a good dealfocus and a good deal less background and self conscious quirkiness.Aunti Poldi is a Bavarian woman who, at the age of about 60, moves back to Sicily to be with her sisters and drink herself to death However, a murder mystery and a handsome policeman begin to...

  7. Megalion says:

    A murder mystery that is a cross between Beautiful Ruins and the cozy mystery genre It s throughly a murder mystery but I wouldn t put it in the subgenre of cozy mystery.I ve really been enjoying the books being published this year that feature older characters who prove that they may be old but they are far from dead or useless Auntie Poldi isn t actually that old Only 60 Feisty enough to be a big nuisance to the local detective unlucky enough to catch the case A distinct personality and a A murder mystery that is a cross between Beautiful Ruins and the cozy mystery genre It s throughly a murder mystery but I wouldn t put it in the subgenre of cozy mystery.I ve really been enjoying the books being published this year that feature older characters who prove that they may be old but they are far from dead or useless Auntie Poldi isn t actually that old Only 60 Feisty enough to be a big nuisance to the local detective unlucky enough to catch the case A distinct personality and a force of will to go with it Auntie Poldi will not bore you The choice of narrator was an interesting one The nephew tells the tale as presumably told to him by his aunt He s a wannabe writer who can t get started with his first project This gives him interesting qualification as the narrator What s funny about it is that he isn t afraid to go places in his imagining of the scenes that make up the story Including ones where things get a wee bit racy Enjoyable Excellent if you want a crime n...

  8. Jenniferxoxo says:

    Eine unglaublich humorvolle, sch ne Geschichte f r zwischendurch F r mich pers nlich ist nur die Bezeichnung Krimi falsch Ich w rde es eher als spannenden Roman bezeichnen, in welchem die Protagonistin auf ihre eigene charismatische Art einen Mordfall aufdeckt, dabei alles durcheinander bringt und nebenbei noch dem Polizeikommissar den Kopf verdreht Die Poldi ist eine unglaublich sympathische urbayrische Frau Als H rbuch gelesen einfach Spitzenklasse, da hier der bayrische Dialekt von Poldi Eine unglaublich humorvolle, sch ne Geschichte f r zwischendurch F r mich pers nlich ist nur die Bezeichnung Krimi falsch Ich w rde es eher als spannenden Roman bezeichnen, in welchem die Protagonistin auf ihre eigene charismatische Art einen Mordfall aufdeckt, dabei alles durcheinander bringt und nebenbei noch dem Polizeikommissar den Kopf verdreht Die Poldi ist eine unglaublich sympathische urbayrische Frau Als H rbuch gelesen einfach Spitzenklasse, da hier der bayrische ...

  9. Kate Olson says:

    partner Traveling to Sicily with Auntie Poldi was a DELIGHT This is a story in a familiar genre woman of a certain age solves a murder while engaging in hijinks along the way set in a delicious location with a very welcome European flair Given that Poldie is actually German, she learns about the region s customs and quirks alongside us non Sicilians, making this a great cultural experience for me I believe it s my first book that I ve ever read set entirely in Sicily and it was just partner Traveling to Sicily with Auntie Poldi was a DELIGHT This is a story in a familiar genre woman of a certain age solves a murder while engaging i...

  10. Janet says:

    Poldi is a sort of German Agatha Raisin.she s an older woman but not of the little old lady variety I picture herlike Maude on the Golden Girls She s enterprising and persistent whether it s tracking down clues in a case or getting a man.some funny parts I like...