Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano

If you want a great recommendation for the perfect holiday read, then I think that Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions might be it. Mario Giordano’s light hearted tale, tells of Auntie Poldi who has recently moved from Bavaria to Sicily, to enjoy the warmth and food at the latter end of her life. When […]

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Fiction and reality blur fabulously in The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz. Last summer I had read and really enjoyed The Magpie Murders, but hadn’t pulled the trigger (sorry!) on buying another Horowitz until I found myself splurging at Bookshop Santa Cruz. When you end up buying upwards of five books, you start to […]

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz’s Magpie Murders, makes no pretense about what it is, namely a rollicking good read. For those Netflix fans amongst you, Horowitz was the brains behind Midsomer Murders and as you read this book, it’s hard to forget this legacy. No one would ever accuse Midsommer Murders of being highbrow, but it is hard […]