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House and Garden

Home Decor

Murals, Stencils, Tiles

Palaces of Sicily

Modern Italian Design

Decor with Prints

Tile Splash-backs

Stencil Decor

Italianate Furniture

Low Cost Decor

Graphic Artists

Panoramic Images

Murano Glass

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Porcelain

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Eduardo De la Maria

Riccardo Bianchi

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Language of Flowers

 

 

Theatre, Music, Cinema

Theatre

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Theatre in 1860s

Tomaso Salvini

Adelaide Ristori

Cecilia Bartoli

Italian Music

Mina

Verdi

Domenico Modugno

Opera Singers: Caruso, Tetrazzini, Gigli, Patti

Caruso in SF Quake

Eurovision / San Remo Song Festivals

Cinema

Recent Films

Terence Hill

Francesco Nuti

Anthony LaPaglia

Italian Humor and Toto

 

 

Hyphenated Italians

Hyphenated Italians

London's Italians and Barometers

Mulberry Bend, NYC

Old New York

Roaming the World, G. P.

Brazil / Argentina, by R. B.

John, Italian Emigrant, by D. H. Lawrence

Joe Petrosino, NYC Pioneer Policeman

East Haven, Conn, J. M.

Rivesville, West Virginia, R.T.

Tomaso Salvini

Adelaide Ristori

Caruso, Tetrazzini, Patti

Caruso in SF Quake

Giovanni Boldini

 

 

Books Set in Italy by Genre

Mysteries

Mysteries in Ancient Rome

Historical Novels

Thriller / Drama

Children's Books

Romance Novels

Non-Fiction

Audio Books in Italian

Dual-Language Short Stories

Bestselling Italian

 

 

Italophile Articles and Books

Italians as Europeans

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Italian Literature

Marco Polo's Travels

Petrarch and his Love Sonnets

A Sicilian Romance

Illuminated Manuscripts

The Brownings

Divine Comedy

Machiavelli

Boccaccio

Marcus Aurelius

Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook

Pinocchio

Sicilian Romance

Pompeii Revisited

Linda Proud

Bianca by W. E. Norris

Wallace Breem

Room with a View

Enchanted April

 

 

Free PDF Books

Enchanted April

Room with a View

Medieval Cookbooks

Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook

Plutarch's Lives

Agatha Christie's First Poirot Story

Short Classic Mystery Stories

Stage Stars

Ancient Rome

A Sicilian Romance

Italian Renaissance

Stage Actor's Lives

Pinocchio

 

 

Guestbook and Contact

Old Guestbook

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Candida's Italophile Links

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Italy Posters

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Italophile Books Site/Shop

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 Viva Italia
Viva Italia Masterprint
AllPosters.com

  

 

Summer Reading for Italophiles

.99 Cent Kindle E-book Bundle

5 Cozy-Mystery-Romances Set in Italy

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The Under the Italian Sun Kindle E-book Bundle features 5 contemporary cozy mystery novels with clean romance set in Italy. The authors are best-selling, award-winning, well-reviewed and professional. Intrigue, humor, mystery, love, adventure, romance, character...and Italy! Summer reading at its best! They are all reviewed on this site and on my sister-site Italophile Book Reviews.

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The Bundle Books

Book 1 A New Life by Beate Boeker

Sweet-romance and mystery with a classic heroine.

Imagine you’re accused of murder – but you’re innocent. Imagine you’ve finally been acquitted due to lack of evidence – but you’ve lost your job and your friends in the meantime. Imagine you have to start a new life in Italy – but you don’t even speak Italian. Imagine your new boss seems to hate you – but for some reason, he bowls you over. And then, just as life seems to become good again, history repeats itself.

Amazon.com readers say:

“…reminded me of “Three Coins in a Fountain” or “Roman Holiday”.”

“Kept me guessing and entertained throughout…hard to put down. Highly recommend.”

“…took me on a fabulous journey through Florence, Italy.”

Book 2 Vain Pursuits by J.B. Hawker

A cat and mouse adventure for late-bloomers everywhere.

This second book in the Bunny Elder series finds Bunny flying off to romantic Italy as traveling companion to her newly widowed sister. It seems like the trip of a lifetime and a chance to recover from her pastor husband’s recent murder, as well. Little does she suspect that this trip in search of a special Neapolitan nativity set for her sister’s collection will ensnare the two women in a muddle of smugglers, Italian mobsters, kidnapping and death. Can even an unexpected reunion with her first love prevent this dream trip from becoming Bunny’s worst nightmare?

Amazon.com readers say:

“The book gleams with beautiful descriptions of people, places and encounters.”

“…such fun to read.”

“Exciting jaunt through Italy.”

Book 3 An Extra Virgin Pressing Murder by Candida Martinelli

Traditional country-house mystery.

Julie gladly leaves her retirement home to attend a protégée’s wedding in Tuscany. But when someone is murdered at her welcome party, and the chief suspect is the Italian fiancé, Julie finagles her way into working with the local Marshal to discover the truth. The reader follows Julie along her not-always-smooth path to discover all she can about the possible suspects and motives for the murder.

Amazon.com readers say:

“…a thoroughly enjoyable reading experience, I say, “Bravissima.””

“I actually read the book on a plane going to Italy so that really added to the fun.”

“Like a good pasta sauce, it’s full of the subtle flavorings of multiple spicy accents!”

Book 4 Sweet Delicious Madness by Julie Sarff

Rom-Com Mystery.

Lily Bilbury is about to be fabulously happy, because she has a theory: economic independence = divorce = happiness! To this end she takes a job at Villa Buschi, a lavish estate that harbors more than a few secrets. But when she can’t make ends meet or obtain a divorce or acquire the object of her affection, she briefly contemplates running around ranting drivel and frightening the whole reserved population of Arona, Italy. Only when a friend falls on hard times will Lily forget her own problems and align herself with a self-proclaimed psychic to mount a search of Villa Buschi for one of the most famous diamonds ever known – the French Blue.

Amazon.com readers say:

“…crosses several genres including chick lit, rom com and mystery.”

“…one of my favorite reads for a long time.”

“…just makes you feel good…”

Book 5 Italian Summer by Maria Grazia Swan

Quirky, sexy protagonist.

When they say “you can’t go home again” they’re talking about Mina Calvi, 20-something Italian transplant to California. Still nursing a broken heart, desperate to discover her place in the world, Mina arrives in the town of her birth in Veneto, Italy. A fresh chance at true love and a welcome bonding with a new friend give her hope. But the deadly secrets moldering in the cemetery could rip it all from her. Will Mina survive her Italian Summer?

Amazon.com readers say:

“…adventure for the armchair traveler.”

“I love this book!!! It was fast paced suspenseful and sexy.”

“… just the right amount of everything…”

 

Amazon.com Bestseller in U.S., U.K., India and Italy!

 

About this Site

 

This is a hobby-site.  Any money made from links and ads provide funds to cover my computer, Internet, and website hosting and domain name costs.  Anything left over, I spend on pasta!  ;-)   Grazie mille!

Candida Martinelli

Established July 2003

 

Food, Drink, Recipes

Italian Food

Culinaria Italy

Sicilian Food

Pasta

Recipes

Olives and Oil

Medieval Italian Cookbooks

Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook

Eat Less / Feel Full

Cookbooks to Buy

Quince - Mele Cotogne

Coffee, Chocolate

Eat Less, Feel Full

Italian Wine

Italian Liqueurs

Vov Recipe

Coffee Liqueur Recipe

Grappa (LaPaglia)

Candies

Gelato

Chestnut Desserts

Sweets and Recipes

Zabaione, A Saint's Recipe Men Love

Spoonbreads

Granita

Cream Desserts

Salame Dolce - A Chocolate Candy

Panettone, Amaretti

Italian Rice Desserts

 

 

Towns and Touring

Alinari Photography

Photo / Virtual Tours

Aerial Italian Images

Photo Galleries

Milan - Milano

Pompeii - Vesuvius

Palaces of Sicily

Taormina

Ricordo di Venezia Postcard Book

Florence

De' Medici Family

Borbottoni's Old Florence Scenes

Bianchi Gallery

Florence Art

Florentia Paper

Edith Wharton's Della Robbia Terracottas

The Brownings

Living/Working in Italy

Residence Clubs

Italian Language

Anecdotes

Italian Media Today

Travel in Italy - Links to Online City Guides

Fashion,Beauty

Dating and Mating

Venice

Marco Polo

Carnival - Carnevale

Carnival Costumes

Venice Art

Venice in 1860s

Murano Glass

Free Venice Art

Rome

Rome Art

Living in Ancient Rome

Fun Latin Phrases

Mysteries in Ancient Rome

Roman Costumes

 

 

Italian Culture for Children

Sunflowers

Sliding-Art Puzzles

Strega Nona

Italy Coloring Pages

Italian Artist Bios

Renaissance Paper Dolls

Child's Menu Page

Cow Game

Goose Game Free Game Board

Cards - Tarot Cards

Card / Board Games

Briscola

Scopa

Tressette

Goose Game

Calcio - Football

Ziginette - Zecchinetta

Pinocchio

Strega Nona

Children's Books, CDs, Games, Treats

Free Italian Children's Stories On-line

Emilio Salgari's Adventures

Italian Artist Bios for Children

 

 

Holiday Fun and Gifts

Italian Xmas Cards

The Nativity

La Befana

Angels in Italian Art

Catholic Prayers in Italian / English

Italophile Gift Ideas

Luxury Gift Ideas

10 Recipes for the Holidays

Easter Story

Christmas Story in Italian and English

Carnival

Carnival (Halloween and Commedia) Costumes

Religious Art - Marquetry

 

 

History Comes Alive

De' Medici Family

Life in Ancient Rome

Natural History of Italy

Pre-History

Ancient History

The Middle Ages

The Renaissance

The Age of Discovery

Age of Colonialism, Capitalism, Reason, Industrial Revolution

Italian Unification

Fascism and The World Wars

Post War Growth and European Integration

Marco Polo

Amerigo Vespucci

Living in Ancient Rome

 

 

SOME LINKS TO GOODIES...

Lessons: How to get E-texts and E-books from the Internet, including source list for free electronic books

A non-Italy article by Candida: A book that helped keep WWII soldiers sane and humane

A non-Italy offer:  Nerja, Spain Beachfront Apartment to Rent

 

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