Murder in Chianti

Murder in Chianti

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Set in the heart of Tuscan wine country, Camilla Trinchieri's new mystery introduces Nico Doyle, a former NYPD homicide detective who's just looking for space to grieve when he finds himself pulled into a local murder investigation.

Mourning the loss of his wife, Rita, former NYPD homicide detective Nico Doyle moves to her hometown of Gravigna in the winesoaked region of Chianti. Half Italian and half Irish, Nico finds himself able to get by in the region with the help of Rita’s relatives, but he still feels alone and out of place. He isn’t sure if it’s peace he’s seeking, but it isn’t what he finds. Early one morning, he hears a gunshot and a dog's cries near his cabin and walks out to discover a dead body in the woods, flashily dressed in gold tennis shoes. When the police arrive, Nico hastily adopts the fluffy white dog as his own and wants nothing more to do with the murder.

But Salvatore Perillo, the local maresciallo, discovers Nico's professional background and enlists him to help with the case. It turns out more than one person in this idyllic corner of Italy knew the victim, and with a very small pool of suspects, including his own in-laws, Nico must dig up Gravigna’s every last painful secret to get to the truth.

Title:Murder in Chianti
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781641291798
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    Murder in Chianti Reviews

  • eyes.2c

    Tuscany! Italian food and wines, complete with a baffling murder mystery coming too close to home!American 'Conor Domenico Doyle had had a very bad start to his day' owing to the discovery of a dead b...

  • Javier

    "Murder in Chianti" is a great start to a new mystery series set in Tuscany. Retired NYC homicide detective Nico Doyle has recently moved to Gravigna, her late wife's childhood village, trying to rebu...

  • Cathy Cole

    Even though the mystery seemed to take a backseat from time to time in Murder in Chianti, I didn't really mind because this first Tuscan mystery reminds me very strongly of Martin Walker's Bruno Chief...

  • Elaine Tomasso

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Allison & Busby for an advance copy of Murder in Chianti, a stand-alone set in the Tuscan village of Gravigna.Widower Nico Doyle has moved from New York to his dece...

  • Susan

    I really love the books that Trinchieri wrote under the name "Crespi," but this is quite a different story. Nico Doyle, a widowed, retired New York City homicide cop, has moved to his late wife Rita's...

  • Susan in Perthshire

    Received an ARC from Netgalley in return for an honest review. Great find - this is the sort of series I love to discover. great characters and a fabulous location. I want to be there.!!I think the wr...

  • Lori

    This excellent debut mystery features former NYPD police detective Nico Doyle who moves to his deceased wine's Italian town. A small dog alerts him to a problem in some wooded property adjoining his o...

  • Jenna

    4.5 starsWell written. Great characters, story, descriptions.I could easily picture the landscape, characters and the food.It does move slowly but it draws the reader into the story as it develops.It ...

  • Michael Dunn

    the strength of the book are the characters. Like most, there is the interplay between the detective and the police contact. In this case, they are partners rather than opponents. Both are well define...

  • Renita D'Silva

    Loved this wonderful joy of a book...