Thursday, November 7, 2019

A Fair Time for Death by Adriana Licio

A Fair Time For Death (An Italian Village Mystery, #2)
Welcome!  Fan Mail by Daryl Wood Gerber* is the second An Aspen Adams Novel of Suspense.  It releases on November 12.  Spy by Danielle Steel comes out November 26 along with Paw of the Jungle by Diane Kelly.  I am looking forward to reading all three of them!
A Fair Time for Death by Adriana Licio takes us back to Italy.  It is time for the annual Chestnut Fair in Trecchina which draws numerous visitors to their tiny village.  Vanda Riccardi is helping to organize the massive event.  After final preparations, Vanda heads into the nearby forest to pick up chestnuts for the cakes she needs to make.  She finds a woman dead and that is the last thing she remembers until she awakens in the local hospital.  When Vanda was found, the body was gone.  The local carabinieri do not believe her story and try to get Vanda to retract her statement.  Gio Brando, a local travel writer and amateur sleuth, along with her sister, Agnese believe Vanda and set out to obtain answers. 
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A Fair Time for Death by Adriana Licio is the second An Italian Village Mystery.  I enjoyed the authors lovely descriptions of Trecchina, Italy which transported me to the region.  I could just imagine walking through the woods and picking up chestnuts.  I thought A Fair Time for Death was well-written with interesting characters.  The main characters are developed, and I like that we get know the locals.  Gio Brando is busy working on her travel book and she has convinced inspectors from the Travel Writers’ Conference to visit Maratea.  She is hoping they will consider Maratea as the site for the upcoming conference.  Agnese, Gio’s sister, has a couple of unique customers at the perfumery.  I like the clever game Agnese plays with her customers to help them find the right scent.  When their friend, Vanda Riccardi stumbles upon a dead woman who then disappears, the sisters help her get to the truth.  The mystery is intriguing with a variety of suspects.  There are twists and suspense that will keep readers turning the pages.  I recommend reading Murder on the Road before picking up A Fair Time for Death.  It will give you the information you need on the main characters and the town. My favorite phrase from A Fair Time for Death is “I’m positive people will rediscover the joy of good reading.”  A Fair Time for Death is a charming cozy mystery with cooking commotion, a fun fair, puzzling perfume picks, indolent inspectors, and bookstore buzz.
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. . . . Though it’s from a classic American song, this holiday image is most germane throughout Europe, where chestnuts are a key facet of late-autumn life and many residents head to local parks in October to pick up nuts from the ground. Soups, lar to Champagne) by the European Union. In October, the village of Marradi celebrates its local fruit during a monthlong, every-Sunday festival.
A Fair Time for Death is available on Amazon* (Amazon UK) as well as Murder on the Road.  They are both available through Kindle Unlimited.  The next An Italian Village Mystery is A Mystery Before Christmas which comes out on November 20.  Readers can connect with Adriana Licio on Facebook.  You can also sign up for her newsletter here and visit her website.  Thank you for stopping by today.  I will be sharing my review of Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders by Tessa Arlen.  It is the debut of A Woman of World War II Mystery.  I hope you have a delightful day.  Take care and Happy Reading!

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