Tante Poldi und der Gesang der Sirenen
 - Mario Giordano - PB

Bastei Lübbe
mystery novel
380 pages
Ages 16+
ISBN: 978-3-7857-2674-7
Release Date: 27.03.2020

Auntie Poldi and the Song of the Sirens

A wedding, a few bodies, and a lot of criminal entanglement

Auntie Poldi and the Song of the Sirens is Part 5 of the humorous Cosy Crime series, which has enjoyed a print run of 800,000+ copies in Germany.

The time has come. Poldi is going to marry Montana. At least that's the plan. Preparations for the wedding are in full swing; and some people’s nerves are already frayed. But - as we know - Sicily is complicated. Something always crops up. The body of a young woman washes ashore on Isola Bella off the coast of Taormina. The beautiful Norwegian died of an overdose of ketamine. For Poldi, one thing is certain: it was a murder. But this time there’s more than one corpse.

The trail leads to Palazzo Biscari in Castelmola and an autonomous cultural center in Catania; to Lago di Dirillo in the heart of Sicily; a bewitched nature reserve; an Ayahuasca retreat near Noto; the Island of Stromboli; and a small village in the North known for its mysterious spontaneous fires. Poldi meets a spice hunter who travels the world to discover new unknown spices and herbs. She tangles with a slow food restaurateur, undertakes a pilgrimage with the other aunts, has a run in with the gastronomic mafia of Taormina, and takes an investigative tour around Etna on a mini-train.