The Resource Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian lions, Mario Giordano ; translated by John Brownjohn

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian lions, Mario Giordano ; translated by John Brownjohn

Label
Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian lions
Title
Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian lions
Statement of responsibility
Mario Giordano ; translated by John Brownjohn
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Contributor
Author
QP9WKJ3sXeU
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
Auntie Poldi, sassy, brassy and sixty, moves to Sicily for a quiet alcohol-fuelled retirement. A murder spoils her plans
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528778
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giordano, Mario
Dewey number
833.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brownjohn, John
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Auntie Poldi novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Widowers
  • Sicily (Italy)
Target audience
adult
Label
Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian lions, Mario Giordano ; translated by John Brownjohn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in German as Tonte Poldi und die sizilianischen lÌ2wen by Bastei LÙ3⁄4bbe AG, Ká ̧»n, 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781908524690
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian lions, Mario Giordano ; translated by John Brownjohn
Publication
Note
First published in German as Tonte Poldi und die sizilianischen lÌ2wen by Bastei LÙ3⁄4bbe AG, Ká ̧»n, 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781908524690
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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