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About the author:
Candida Martinelli is a technical and creative writer, and most-importantly, she is a confirmed Italophile. To share her love of Italian culture, in 2003 she established the Italian culture website:

Candida Martinelli's Italophile Site at

The website has grown into a popular entertainment and reference site.

An Extra Virgin Pressing Murder

Authored by Candida Martinelli

Amazon reader reviews say:

"...a thoroughly enjoyable reading experience, I say, "Bravissima.""

"I actually read the book on a plane going to Italy so that really added to the fun."

"Like a good pasta sauce, it's full of the subtle flavorings of multiple spicy accents!"

A traditional country-house cozy-murder-mystery with lovely Tuscan sights, Italian love interests, mysteries, laughs and tugs on the heartstrings.

In the style of Ngaio Marsh or Dorothy L. Sayers mystery novels, a light touch with little gore or violence, lots of suspect characters and a bit of romance.

Julie gladly leaves her retirement home to attend a protégée's wedding in Tuscany. But when someone is murdered at her welcome party, and the chief suspect is the Italian fiancé, Julie finagles her way into working with the local Marshal to discover the truth.

The reader follows Julie along her not-always-smooth path to discover all she can about the possible suspects and motives for the murder. There is some danger for Julie, and for the others involved in the case. The resolution brings clarity and relief, as well as a new beginning for Julie, in Italy.

Read Part I for Free - Six Chapters

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Large Type Edition

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Publication Date:
1475030266 / 9781475030266
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

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