Murder on the Vine: Book summary and reviews of Murder on the Vine by Camilla Trinchieri

Murder on the Vine

Tuscan Mysteries #3

by Camilla Trinchieri

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Murder on the Vine by Camilla Trinchieri
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  • Published Sep 2022
    336 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Ex-NYPD homicide detective Nico Doyle investigates the murder of a local bartender in the Tuscan countryside.

On a late October Sunday morning in Gravigna, local maresciallo Perillo is having breakfast with ex-NYPD detective Nico Doyle when he is called back to the station in Greve. Laura Benati, the young manager of Hotel Bella Vista, is worried—her bartender and good friend eighty-year-old Cesare Costanzi has been missing for three days.

The next morning, Jimmy, co-owner of Bar All'Angolo, Gravigna's local café, where Nico is a frequent patron, runs out of gas on his way back from Florence. When Nico meets him to help, Nico's dog, OneWag, reacts to the smell coming from Jimmy's trunk. Inside Nico finds a body wrapped in plastic: Cesare Costanzi, stabbed several times in the chest.

Why would anyone kill Cesare, and how did he end up in Jimmy's car? That's for Nico to find out, as Perillo once again turns to Nico for help with the investigation.

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"[E]xcellent...Trinchieri makes crime solving adventuresome, fun, and flavorful. This is the best in the series so far. Bring on number four." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A clever, colorful cozy with a decidedly Italian flavor." - Kirkus Reviews

"Fans of David P. Wagner's Italian mysteries will appreciate the lush descriptions of food and wine in Trinchieri's third atmospheric 'Tuscan Mystery.' The complicated personal relationships (helpfully elucidated in the book's list of characters) add to the enjoyment." - Library Journal

"If you enjoy both Stanley Tucci's Searching for Italy and Murder She Wrote, then read Murder on the Vine by Camilla Trinchieri. Delicious Italian food and wine wrapped up in a vibrant mystery complete with a dogged ex-NYPD detective and a loyal dog. Salute!" - Carlene O'Connor, USA Today bestselling author of the Irish Village mysteries

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Camilla Trinchieri

Camilla Trinchieri worked for many years dubbing films in Rome with directors including Federico Fellini, Pietro Germi, Franco Rosi, Lina Wertmüller and Luchino Visconti. She immigrated to the US in 1980 and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. Under the pseudonym Camilla Crespi, she has published eight mysteries. As Camilla Trinchieri, she is the author of The Price of Silence, Seeking Alice, and three Tuscan mysteries.

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