'Engaging characters, a wonderful Tuscan setting, and a tightly plotted mystery' S J ROZAN
Mourning the loss of his late wife, Rita, former detective Nico Doyle moves to her hometown of Gravigna in the wine region of Chianti. He isn't sure if it's peace he's seeking, but that certainly isn't what he finds: early one morning he hears a gunshot near his cabin and walks outside to the sight of a flashily dressed man with his face blown off.
Salvatore Perillo, the local inspector, enlists Nico's help with the murder 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.
'A Tuscan feast of old lusts and new loves, meals and murder in Chianti country with an ex-NYPD cop and a dog' MARTIN WALKER, AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BRUNO, CHIEF OF POLICE SERIES
Camilla Trinchieri worked for many years on films in Rome with directors including Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. She emigrated to the US in 1980 and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. She lives in New York.