Well-written delightful mystery.

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I have finally read this now, and I'd wanted to read this since I first heard of it because it sounds very enjoyable, with delightful characters and a delightful location.

Auntie Poldi herself is very memorable, a force of nature and a beautiful 60-ish woman. She is maybe a little headstrong, but if she weren't she wouldn't get into the scrapes and situation that make the story.

This starts off memorable with the opening line: "On her sixtieth birthday my Auntie Poldi moved to Sicily, intending to drink herself comfortably to death with a sea view." How could you not want to go on with a story that sounds so engaging and is beautifully expressed?

I'm always surprised by mysteries, so I didn't know how this would turn out, although I perhaps should have had my suspicions!