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Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions

By Mario Giordano

Snappy Review

It’s crazy, tangy and zesty. A faboulous Poldi who is larger than life and solving crime in a chaotic and hilarious way.


The perfect summer read set on the Mediterranean island of Sicily Рperfect for fans of Alexander McCall Smith and Inspector Montalbano.

Fiction at its most charming – A Man Called Ove¬†meets Andrea Camilleri, Auntie Poldi is this summer’s most unlikely hero.

Auntie Poldi can think of no finer place to wait for death than Sicily. All she asks is a sea view, fine wine (and plenty of it), and her family close around.

When death instead takes her handsome young friend Valentino – and under mysterious circumstances at that – Poldi will not take it lying down.

Perhaps it’s in her blood (her father was a detective chief inspector); perhaps it’s a diverting excuse to spend more time with men in uniform; or perhaps it’s just the promise she makes to Valentino while holding his poor dead hand.

But Auntie Poldi’s hunting instincts have never felt more alive. Justice must be served – if it’s the last thing she does . . .