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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Aunti Poldi and the Sicilian Lions (Aunti Poldi, #1)

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions - Mario Giordano, John Brownjohn

I bought this book one day, because I was busting for the bathroom and the Library was the closest public one; I felt a little bad about just going in to use the facilities, so I popped into the FOTL shop (again) and picked this one up.

 

Meh.  It wasn't bad or great; it had it's moments, but while I liked the narrator (Aunti Poldi's nephew), and Poldi's sisters-in-law, I didn't really care for Aunt Poldi, probably because she was a drunk.  The author attempts to make her desire to drink herself to death sound romantic, and–weirdly–funny, but it just comes across as: she's a bleeding drunk.

 

The mystery was good though; I didn't see the solution coming at all and it held my attention when the MC failed to.

 

I read this for space #19 as the cover is easily 50% blue.