A Man Called Ove meets Inspector Montalbano, Auntie Poldi leaves no stone unturned in her quest for answers.
Wine and murder - nothing is more likely to rouse Auntie Poldi's love of the chase.
Still relishing the notoriety from her spectacular resolution of the Candela case, Poldi is alive to the faintest whiff of criminality.
What to others might seem a series of misfortunes - the water supply cut off, a poisoned dog - is clearly, to Poldi, an escalation: the Mafia have had her in their sights ever since she solved Valentino's murder.
Poldi has tasted blood. No one is above suspicion. And trouble will surely follow . . .
Mario Giordano, the son of Italian immigrants, was born in Munich in 1963 and studied psychology at the University of Dusseldorf. He writes novels, books for adolescents, and screenplays. He lives in Cologne. Auntie Poldi and the Fruits of the Lord is his second novel to be translated into English.