In the latest installment of the acclaimed Tuscan Mystery series, the sole witness at a crime scene speaks only English, and ex-NYPD detective turned amateur chef Nico Doyle is summoned by the local carabinieri to help.

cover picture of the 4th Camilla Trinchieri Tuscan Mystery—shows a narrow road lined with tall cypress trees

The fourth in the Tuscan Mystery series by Camilla Trinchieri. Publish date: March 5, 2024. Look for it as a Hardback and on Audible.

From Penguin Books:

“Though it took some time to settle into his new life in Gravigna, Italy, following the death of his wife, former NYPD detective Nico Doyle has figured out a thing or two. The locals have not only welcomed him, but are giving him rave reviews on his cooking, and his budding relationship with Nelli, a local woman, is healing old wounds.

When Nico receives a phone call before dawn, he wants to ignore it. A phone call at that time can only mean trouble. Sure enough, it’s Perillo of the local carabinieri. A woman has been found dead in her home, slumped over her piano, and the sole witness speaks only English. Nico reluctantly agrees to help Perillo with the case.”


PRAISE for The Road to Murder

“Most enjoyable. The Road to Murder takes the reader to Tuscany, where the scenery, the culture, and the food of that most beautiful part of Italy are as important as the main protagonists. Join the American expat detective as he solves this latest mystery. Warning: reading this will make you hungry.”
—T. A. Williams, author of the Armstrong and Oscar murder mysteries

“When la dolce vita in the Chianti region of Italy is interrupted by the murder of a wealthy widow, former NYPD homicide detective Nico Doyle joins the local carabinieri to get to the bottom of the crime in this fourth installment in Trinchieri’s delightful series that deftly serves up the warmth and spirit of Tuscany—along with family secrets, stolen jewels, and justice.”
—Stephanie Cole, author of the Tuscan Cooking School mysteries 

"Such a pleasure to lose oneself in Camilla Trinchieri's The Road to Murder, an expertly crafted whodunnit with a vivid cast of characters to enjoy almost as much as Nico Doyle's mouthwatering dishes. Another welcome visit to Chianti in the company of the ex-NYPD detective and his loyal hound. One to savour.”
—Tom Benjamin, author of the Bologna-set Daniel Leicester mysteries 

“I firmly believe Camilla Trinchieri has created the recipe for the perfect crime series. The Road to Murder makes me want to travel back to the Chianti Hills of Tuscany for more mysteries involving Nico Doyle and his beloved village of Gravigna.” —Gumshoe Review

Every flight headed to Italy should have on board a few dozen copies of Trinchieri’s mysteries—they are the perfect warm up to an Italian vacation. Ex-NYPD detective Nico Doyle moved to the small town of Gravigna after the death of his wife, and he’s regularly summoned by Perillo, one of the local carabinieri, to help out on a case. Will Nico and Perillo ever be able to return Gravigna back to more tranquil days? A delight from start to finish.” —First Clue

Trinchieri keeps the food, wine, and sumptuous descriptions of the Italian countryside flowing, and she offers a surprising yet satisfying resolution to the central mystery. This will satiate armchair sleuths and armchair travelers alike.Publisher's Weekly

“Over the years, Trinchieri’s portrait of Gravigna has both broadened and deepened. Nico, accompanied by his faithful dog, OneWag, has evolved from a widowed newcomer to a beloved member of the community. Much of the action in this installment centers on local restaurants and watering holes . . . A leisurely cozy with an Italian accent and a mouth-watering lust for cuisine.”—Kirkus Reviews

"The Road to Murder A Tuscan Mystery Camilla Trinchieri, Soho Crime (MAR 5) In Camilla Trinchieri’s intriguing mystery novel The Road to Murder, a former homicide detective helps the local police solve a murder. In this latest installment of the Tuscan Mystery series, Nico’s tranquil new life in Gravigna—where, in the main piazza, old friends spend “mornings and afternoons discussing, arguing, complaining”—is dashed when elderly Nora is strangled. …Though it progresses at a rate that befits its quiet, small-town setting, the mystery is layered, and its suspense is steady.… And the lush characterizations of the ensemble cast flesh out the local world beyond the crime …The Road to Murder is a delightful mystery novel wherein a detective-turned-chef is roped into solving a murder investigation."--Foreward Review

PRAISE for the Tuscan Mystery series

“Just the ticket for anyone wanting to escape to Bella Italia with an engaging and entertaining mystery.”—David Hewson, author of the bestselling Nic Costa series and The Garden of Angels

“With a simpatico protagonist, a cast of sometimes quirky characters, and the ever-present aromas of Tuscan dishes, what’s not to like?”—David P. Wagner, author of the Rick Montoya Italian Mystery series

“If Agatha Christie had been Italian, she might’ve written a mystery like The Bitter Taste of Murder . . . This novel has a beautifully delicious, celebratory ending that made me want to return to Italy in the next installment of Camilla Trinchieri’s expertly written Tuscan Mystery series.”Gumshoe Review

“Lush with descriptions of wine country and filled with fascinating details of life in Italy, Murder in Chianti is the perfect read for all seeking an outdoors escape through fiction.”—CrimeReads

“[A] vibrant mystery . . . Enticing descriptions of food and wines, an introspective protagonist with an unusual background, and an intricate plot that weaves its way amid past peccadillos combine to make this a winner. Readers will eagerly await Trinchieri’s next.”—Publishers Weekly

Trinchieri makes crime solving adventuresome, fun, and flavorful. [The third was] the best in the series so far. Bring on number four.”Publishers Weekly

“An engaging procedural that introduces a delightful cast readers will want to spend more time with . . . The solution Trinchieri provides will surprise and satisfy.”Kirkus Reviews

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