Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions

MarioGiordano John Brownjohn / Dec 16, 2019

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions 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 s

  • Title: Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions
  • Author: MarioGiordano John Brownjohn
  • ISBN: 9781908524690
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, afterRecently 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.

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    1. 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 Valen [...]

    2. 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 story is told through the nephew's eyes. I [...]

    3. 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 drinking herself to death?Meet Auntie Poldi, officially Isolde Oberreider. Despite her penchant for wearing askew wigs, she considers herself to be attractive to the op [...]

    4. 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 humour an [...]

    5. 2,5 ☆Mówiąc szczerze miałam nadzieję na coś zupełnie innego. Więcej humoru i wpadek głównej bohaterki. Czegoś w stylu Stephanie Plum. Niestety mamy tutaj sporo informacji, które człowiekowi nie są zupełnie do życia potrzebne, a także niezbyt dobry sposób prowadzenia narracji, który wprowadza niezły chaos. Ach, no i w okolicach 200 strony domyśliłam się kto jest zabójcą.

    6. I expected to enjoy this rather more than I did. It's not bad, but it could have done with a good deal more focus 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 increasing [...]

    7. 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 [...]

    8. Eine unglaublich humorvolle, schöne Geschichte für zwischendurch! Für mich persönlich ist nur die Bezeichnung Krimi falsch. Ich würde 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 Hörbuch gelesen einfach Spitzenklasse, da hier der bayrische Dialekt von [...]

    9. ☀️🥂 #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 [...]

    10. This was a 3.5 read.A gutsy protagonist, Auntie Poldi, who has experienced the vicissitudes of life and has a passion for cocktails and virile men in uniforms has “retired” to Sicily to drink wine and admire the scenery until a young reliable handyman disappears. As Poldi sets out to get her man, literally and figuratively, the reader is taken on several adventures that take on some challenging and deadly turns. While it took me a while to find my reading form for this novel, it was the land [...]

    11. Auntie Poldi is one of the most charming, eccentric sleuths I've come across. This, coupled with the beautiful descriptions of the Sicilian landscape, culture, and food, made the book irresistible. I'm ready for Poldi's next adventure.

    12. While I liked this book but it was a bit of a challenge for me at times to follow the different people talking. Poldi is telling the story to her nephew and he interrupts to ask questions at times and I had to re-read more than once. I did enjoy the summaries of each chapter at the beginning of each chapter. It was a funny way to summarize the book. This book is a translation and at times a bit choppy but I did appreciate the descriptions of life in Italy and the humor of the book. Thanks to the [...]

    13. If I had to read one more sentence that started "My Auntie Poldi" I think this would have been a lot better read if Giordano had just stuck with plain old standard third person. Preempting scenes as if he was there, witnessing/hearing it got to be distracting and annoying. The gist of the story is "my auntie Poldi" interferes with the police as she tries to solve a mystery she is involved with. There is an attraction between her and the main investigator, friction between another and the perpet [...]

    14. CoverDas Cover ist ein absoluter Eyecatcher. Allein schon die Frau die ihren Kopf in das Gefährt steckt und links davon sieht man die Verlockungen denen die Tante Poldi erlegen ist. Und alleine schon der Titel ist super gemacht! :DCharaktereTante Poldi hat ihren sechzigsten Geburtstag hinter sich und ist nicht nur fesch, sondern weiß was sie will. Aber seit kurzem ist sie weder als Kostümbildnerin gebucht und beschließt sich in ihre Melancholie fallen zu lassen. Und sie hat Spürsinn. Wie w [...]

    15. Mario Giordano - "Tante Poldi und die sizilianischen Löwen" - Lübbe In ihrer Heimatstadt München hält die 60jährige Poldi nichts mehr, sie zieht zu den Verwandten ihres verstorbenen Mannes - dem Peppe - nach Sizilien.Poldi war kein Kind von Traurigkeit, und alles auszuleben hat sie wohl nie bereut, die Stones, die 68ger, Sex, Demos and Rock´n Roll, eine Oberreitner, die der Obermayer in nichts nachstandDoch die Jahre sind ins Land gegangen und mit ihnen die Schwermut, die Poldi hat sich ni [...]

    16. SIGNORA MARPLES MEETS MONTALBANO.Auntie Poldi is a 60-year old Bavarian widow who has decamped to Sicily to “die facing the sea” with a drink in her hand. In this, her first case, Poldi is determined to find out who murdered her handsome young handyman. She would seem to have all the necessary attributes required of the amateur sleuth:Eccentricity (has never been seen without her black wig)Trademark wardrobe (overly flamboyant garb)Dismissive of danger (Mafia, shmafia)Dogged (unafraid to use [...]

    17. This is narrated by the nephew of Poldi, a Bavarian widow living in Sicily. Poldi is telling him the story as it happens, giving it this fun element like The Princess Bride where the story is interrupted sometimes in a comical way so that 1) the nephew can talk about his failed writing attempts and 2) him and Poldi can quibble. Poldi is a speaks-her-mind-drinks-too-much-if-you're-in-her-way-move-quickly fantastic character who is determined to solve a murder in a place she doesn't know that well [...]

    18. I so enjoyed being with eccentric, sassy, determined, loveable Auntie Poldi in Sicily, while she investigates the disappearance of her odd job boy Valentino. Felt like a blast of Mediterranean sunshine and passion. A good story beautifully told, easy to read and full of humour. Found myself googling flights and hotels in Sicily from time to time when I had spare moments. Hope we hear more about her adventures.

    19. 3.5 This was a cute book, the 60-yr old at the heart of it seemed more like a 30something, but it's certainly nice to see a truly older woman take the reins of crime-solving, surrounded by beautiful surroundings and great descriptions of the food. The constant drinking was a bit much, but it was part of the story line and I assume Poldi will cut down on that, since she needs to keep a clear head if she wants to continue solving crimes.

    20. 3 1/2 Stars. I received a copy of Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions from Bookish First in exchange for a fair and honest review. Auntie Poldi is exactly the story of casual mystery I’m looking for when I need to read a book and unwind. It’s about a stubborn middle aged Bavarian woman who refuses to let anybody scare her away from finding the truth. It actually reminds me quite a lot of the sort of TV series I used to watch with my mom when I was growing up, so it’s really no surprise tha [...]

    21. Book DescriptionOn 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 entangl [...]

    22. This book is about one fiery woman's involvement in a Sicilian mystery. When Auntie Poldi turns sixty, she moves to Sicily to begin the next chapter of her life. Her plan is to spend her remaining days with good wine, and beautiful views. However, when her handyman goes missing - and is discovered murdered - she can't help but get involved. Auntie Poldi finds herself caught up in the middle of the investigation and in a romantic liaison with the police inspector leading it.This book was a fun my [...]

    23. Kurz nach ihren sechzigsten Geburtstag beschließt Poldi von München nach Sizilien zu ziehen, um sich dort mit Blick auf das Meer der Schwermut zu ergeben und sich gepflegt zu Tode zu trinken. Dabei hat sie jedoch nicht mit der Familie ihres verstorbenen Exmannes gerechnet, die Sizilianer haben andere Pläne mit Poldi. Spätestens als Valentino, Poldis Haus- und Gartenhilfe verschwindet, ist es mit der Ruhe endgültig vorbei. Hat da etwa die Mafia ihre Finger im Spiel? Poldi beginnt zu ermittel [...]

    24. Die Geschichte hat alles, was das Herz von Krimifans begehrt: einen rätselhaften Mord, vielschichtige Figuren, spannenden Prozess der Aufklärung, falsche Fährten und eine plausible wie unvorhersehbare Lösung. Dabei erfährt man schon einiges über Sizilien, z.B. zu ihrer Entstehung, zur Blüte und Niedergang ihrer Schwefelminen, die einschlägigen Anekdoten, u.a wie der Gott Sizilien schuf, zum Adel und seiner Rolle, uvm. Nationalkolorit der beiden Länder, die Küche inklusive, kommt dabei [...]

    25. Titel: Achtung Italiener, die Poldi kommtDies war mein erstes Buch von Mario Giordano und ich erwartete einen witzigen Krimi, den ich auch bekam. Es handelt sich hierbei übrigens um den ersten Band einer Buchreihe.Im Krimi geht es um Tante Poldi, genauer gesagt um Isolde Oberreiter, die an ihrem 60. Geburtstag beschließt in das schöne Sizilien auszuwandern, der Heimat ihres Exmannes, denn wer träumt nicht von einem Lebensabend mit Meerblick? Doch der Traum vom gemütlichen Lebensabend am Mee [...]

    26. I would like to thank Netgalley and John Murray Press for a review copy of Auntie Poldi And The Sicilian Lions, an offbeat tale of a retired widow and her amateur sleuthing.Isolde Oberreiter, known to all as Poldi, retires to Sicily to drink herself to death but before she can do that her handyman, Valentino, disappears. Blessed or cursed with insatiable curiosity Poldi wants to know what happened to him and starts asking questions. When she finds his body on the beach, shot with a sawn-off she [...]

    27. I quite enjoyed this promising start to the Auntie Poldi series. Auntie Poldi is properly Isolde Oberreider, a retired Bavarian costume designer who comes to live in her deceased husband's native Sicily. Recounting her experiences to her nephew, currently afflicted with a massive case of writer's block, Poldi emerges as a potent mix of Bavarian forthrightness, Sicilian passion and artistic flair. When she discovers the body of a promising young man on a cold beach, she takes it upon herself to d [...]

    28. Tante Poldi ist eindeutig eine Frau zum Schmunzeln. Sie hat Schmäh, sie trinkt zu viel, sie verführt die Männer und schimpft in einer Tour. Es handelt sich um einen Krimi mit einer durchaus außergewöhnlichen Hauptfigur. Für mich ist der Krimi sehr schnell in den Hintergrund geraten. Der Fall konnte mich einfach nicht Fesseln. Ich war nicht darauf gespannt, wer der Täter oder was genau passiert ist. Das Buch hatte für mich drei Phasen - den Anfang, den Mittelteil und das Ende. Am Anfang w [...]

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