A remote retreat…
Nestled high in the Tuscan hills lies Villa Volpone, home to renowned crime writer Jonah Moore and his creative writing course. It’s also the last place retired DCI Dan Armstrong expected to spend his
retirement! Dan’s no writer, but maybe this break will help him to think about the next chapter in his own life story?
A gruesome murder…
But only days into the course, Jonah Moore is found stabbed to death with his award-winning silver dagger! And Dan finds himself pulled out of retirement with a killer to catch.
Eleven possible suspects.
The other guests all seem shocked by Jonah’s death, but Dan knows that one of them must be lying.
And as he and Italian Commissario Virgilio Pisano begin to investigate it quickly becomes clear that everyone at Villa Volpone has secrets to hide…
But can Dan discover who the murderer is before they strike again?
T A Williams is the author of over twenty bestselling romances for HQ and Canelo and is now turning his hand to cosy crime, set in his beloved Italy, for Boldwood. The series will introduce us to retired DCI Armstrong and his labrador Oscar and the first book, entitled Murder in Tuscany, will be published in October 2022. Trevor lives in Devon with his Italian wife.
My thoughts: two warnings, 1, this book will make you hungry so don’t forget your reading snacks and 2, you will immediately want a dog.
Otherwise this is a charming cosy mystery set in the stunning rolling Tuscan hills, a place I’ve only been to once but would happily visit again tomorrow if someone can lend me the cash!
Retired DCI Dan Armstrong is on a writers course – an erotic writing course – his retirement gift from his friends in the Met. He’s not sure he wants to be there. But after befriending the local detective and the host of the course being murdered, well that’s a bit more his thing. So he offers to help out.
In between solving a peculiar murder, he falls in love with Tuscany, and a lovely labrador, and eats amazing Italian food. Minus the murder, it sounds like heaven.
I really enjoyed reading this book, it’s funny and clever and I’m hoping Dan will be wheeled out to assist the Italian constabulary in more capers.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.