The Road to Murder (A Tuscan Mystery #4) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 4 in the A Tuscan Mystery series.


In the latest installment of the acclaimed Tuscan Mystery series, the sole witness at a crime scene speaks only English, and ex-NYPD detective turned amateur chef Nico Doyle is summoned by the local carabinieri to help.

Though it took some time to settle into his new life in Gravigna, Italy, following the death of his wife, former NYPD detective Nico Doyle has figured out a thing or two. The locals have not only welcomed him, but are giving him rave reviews on his cooking, and his budding relationship with Nelli, a local woman, is healing old wounds.

When Nico receives a phone call before dawn, he wants to ignore it. A phone call at that time can only mean trouble. Sure enough, it’s Perillo of the local carabinieri. A woman has been found dead in her home, slumped over her piano, and the sole witness speaks only English. Nico reluctantly agrees to help Perillo with the case.

Judging by the crime scene, Perillo and Nico determine foul play, and they don’t have to look long for suspects. Following the death of her husband, the late Signora Nora had taken on a number of lovers, her two daughters weren’t on the best terms with her, and there’s a lot to be gained from the sale of her residence. Nico and Perillo have their hands full as they try to solve the murder and restore peace to the otherwise sleepy Gravigna.

About the Author

Camilla Trinchieri worked for many years dubbing films in Rome with directors including Federico Fellini, Pietro Germi, Franco Rosi, Lina Wertmüller, and Luchino Visconti. She immigrated to the US in 1980 and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. Under the pseudonym Camilla Crespi, she has published eight mysteries. As Camilla Trinchieri, she is the author of The Price of Silence, Seeking Alice, and three other Tuscan mysteries.

Praise For…

Praise for The Road to Murder
“Italian American author Camilla Trinchieri presents the engaging fourth volume in her ‘Tuscan Mystery’ series, blending a mystery steeped in the culinary and cultural pleasures of Tuscany with the tale of Doyle’s efforts to build a new life there. Readers who relish talk of food and wine mixed with their mystery will be charmed.”
The Washington Post

“If Agatha Christie had been born Italian, she would've written this series.”
—Gumshoe Review

“Every flight headed to Italy should have on board a few dozen copies of Trinchieri’s mysteries—they are the perfect warm up to an Italian vacation . . . A delight from start to finish.”
—First Clue

“Most enjoyable. The Road to Murder takes the reader to Tuscany, where the scenery, the culture, and the food of that most beautiful part of Italy are as important as the main protagonists. Join the American expat detective as he solves this latest mystery. Warning: reading this will make you hungry.”
—T. A. Williams, author of the Armstrong and Oscar murder mysteries

“When la dolce vita in the Chianti region of Italy is interrupted by the murder of a wealthy widow, former NYPD homicide detective Nico Doyle joins the local carabinieri to get to the bottom of the crime in this fourth installment in Trinchieri’s delightful series that deftly serves up the warmth and spirit of Tuscany—along with family secrets, stolen jewels, and justice.”
—Stephanie Cole, author of the Tuscan Cooking School mysteries
"Such a pleasure to lose oneself in Camilla Trinchieri's The Road to Murder, an expertly crafted whodunnit with a vivid cast of characters to enjoy almost as much as Nico Doyle's mouthwatering dishes. Another welcome visit to Chianti in the company of the ex-NYPD detective and his loyal hound. One to savour.”
—Tom Benjamin, author of the Bologna-set Daniel Leicester mysteries

“The mystery is engaging and smart and the scenery and characters are wonderfully detailed . . . Don’t read this while hungry and be sure to have some Italian food ready!”
—Book Frolic

“Trinchieri keeps the food, wine, and sumptuous descriptions of the Italian countryside flowing, and she offers a surprising yet satisfying resolution to the central mystery. This will satiate armchair sleuths and armchair travelers alike.”
Publishers Weekly
“Filled with mouthwatering meals and a picturesque setting, Nico and his adorable dog OneWag once again prove they are needed in this sleepy village. Fans of food-forward international mysteries will enjoy this cozy whodunit.”

“Over the years, Trinchieri’s portrait of Gravigna has both broadened and deepened. Nico, accompanied by his faithful dog, OneWag, has evolved from a widowed newcomer to a beloved member of the community. Much of the action in this installment centers on local restaurants and watering holes . . . A leisurely cozy with an Italian accent and a mouth-watering lust for cuisine.”
Kirkus Reviews

“The mystery is layered, and its suspense is steady . . .The lush characterizations of the ensemble cast flesh out the local world beyond the crime . . . The Road to Murder is a delightful mystery novel.”
Foreword Reviews

Praise for the Tuscan Mysteries

“Delicious Italian food and wine wrapped up in a vibrant mystery complete with a dogged ex-NYPD detective and a loyal dog. Salute!”
—Carlene O'Connor, USA Today bestselling author of the Irish Village mysteries

“A Tuscan feast of old lusts and new loves, meals and murder in Chianti country with an ex-NYPD cop and a dog.”
—Martin Walker, author of the internationally bestselling Bruno, Chief of Police series

“Engaging characters, a wonderful Tuscan setting, and a tightly plotted mystery. Like a good wine, Nico's story starts out delicious and is sure to reveal even more complexity and nuance over time.”
—SJ Rozan, bestselling author of the Lydia Chin and Bill Smith series

“If Agatha Christie had been born Italian, she would've written this series.”
—Gumshoe Review

“Along with the mystery itself, the primary appeal here comes from a blend of the
picturesque setting, the endearing cast (including the Dante-quoting sage Gogol and Nico's adorable dog, OneWag), and, of course, the delicious meals (there's seemingly one served after every suspect is interviewed). Fans of food-forward international mysteries, including Martin Walker’s Bruno Courrèges series set in the Dordogne region of France, will find much to enjoy here.” 

Product Details
ISBN: 9781641295567
ISBN-10: 1641295562
Publisher: Soho Crime
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: A Tuscan Mystery