A Fair Time For Death

The annual Chestnut Fair brings visitors from far and wide to the sleepy village of Trecchina. This year, one will be coming to die.

The moment Vanda Riccardi makes the grisly discovery in the forest, a blow to the head knocks her cold. By the time rescuers find her, the corpse is gone. Did she really see it? The carabinieri are sceptical, but her friend Giò Brando – travel writer and reluctant amateur sleuth – is determined to believe her.

As Giò and Vanda delve deep into the past to unravel the mystery – a past that someone won’t hesitate to commit murder to keep hidden – in the perfumery run by Giò’s sister, Agnese, three very different customers are destined to choose the same scent – one with a disturbing backstory. Will the perfume reveal its secrets in time to prevent Vanda and Giò from becoming the killer’s next victims?

Fans of Agatha Christie, T E Kinsey, M C Beaton, and lovers of Italy, will delight in this cosy mystery set against the dramatic backdrop of the Mediterranean coast. Dare you drop in to Agnese’s shop to find out what the perfumes say about you?


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A Fair Time For Death is the second book in the compelling and heartwarming An Italian Village Mystery series set in Maratea a quaint sea town in the south. Beware – the book is written in British English with a smattering of Italian here and there.

Other books in An Italian Village Mystery

Murder on the Road
A Fair Time for Death
A Mystery before Christmas

About Adriana

Adriana Licio lives not far from Maratea, the Mediterranean setting for her cozy series “An Italian Village Mystery”.

>> Get a taste of Adriana’s world reading “And Then There Were Bones” the prequel to her series, exclusive to the subscribers on her mailing list – https://adrianalicio.com/murderclub

She loves loads of things: traveling, reading, walking, good food, small villages, and home swapping. She runs her family perfumery, and between a dark patchouli and a musky rose, she reads and writes cozy mysteries.

She resisted writing as long as she could. But one day she found an alluring blank page and the words flowed in that weird English she’d learned in Glasgow…

Adriana finds peace for her restless, enthusiastic soul when she walks in nature, with her adventurous dog Frodo and her hubby Giovanni.

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