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Filippo Trantino grows up in Tuscany and later moves to America with his family, leaving his heart among the vines of his familys wine estate. After he returns home for a funeral, his cousins convince him that Nonno Filippos death was not an accident. While solving the crime, Filippo traverses the pastoral landscapes of Tuscany, indulging in the areas most delicious wine Filippo Trantino grows up in Tuscany and later moves to America with his family, leaving his heart among the vines of his family’s wine estate. After he returns home for a funeral, his cousins convince him that Nonno Filippo’s death was not an accident. While solving the crime, Filippo traverses the pastoral landscapes of Tuscany, indulging in the area’s most delicious wine and food, and discovers the life he was always meant to live. Dick Rosano's A Death In Tuscany is part mystery, part wine tutorial and part romp through Tuscany's beautiful countryside.


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Filippo Trantino grows up in Tuscany and later moves to America with his family, leaving his heart among the vines of his familys wine estate. After he returns home for a funeral, his cousins convince him that Nonno Filippos death was not an accident. While solving the crime, Filippo traverses the pastoral landscapes of Tuscany, indulging in the areas most delicious wine Filippo Trantino grows up in Tuscany and later moves to America with his family, leaving his heart among the vines of his family’s wine estate. After he returns home for a funeral, his cousins convince him that Nonno Filippo’s death was not an accident. While solving the crime, Filippo traverses the pastoral landscapes of Tuscany, indulging in the area’s most delicious wine and food, and discovers the life he was always meant to live. Dick Rosano's A Death In Tuscany is part mystery, part wine tutorial and part romp through Tuscany's beautiful countryside.

30 review for A Death In Tuscany

  1. 4 out of 5

    Aleksandra Layland

    A Death in Tuscany is a murder mystery by Dick Rosano. Filippo Phil Trantino is a thirty-two-year-old Italian-American who was born in Tuscany but raised in the United Sates since he was a child. Returning periodically to visit his grandfather at their familys wine estate, part of his heart always remained in Tuscany. Now, his grandfather has died under suspicious circumstances which the police ruled an accident. As heir to the position of proprietor or capo of the family estate, Filippo always A Death in Tuscany is a murder mystery by Dick Rosano. Filippo “Phil” Trantino is a thirty-two-year-old Italian-American who was born in Tuscany but raised in the United Sates since he was a child. Returning periodically to visit his grandfather at their family’s wine estate, part of his heart always remained in Tuscany. Now, his grandfather has died under suspicious circumstances which the police ruled an accident. As heir to the position of proprietor or “capo” of the family estate, Filippo always knew that he would have to decide one day whether to remain in America or return to Italy. He just never figured he’d be investigating his grandfather’s death at the same time. A Death in Tuscany is the second novel I’ve read by Rosano and I wasn’t disappointed. Rosano’s background as a food and travel writer shines through. The narrative is flowing, descriptive, and emotionally evocative. You really feel as if you can see and are experiencing what Filippo sees and experiences as he travels around the Tuscan countryside to interview people who interacted with his grandfather or describes the activities at the vineyard. The characters are well-developed and believable, with some touches of mystery to add suspense. The romance is a good addition and charmingly handled. As a mystery, the story is gently paced. One clue leads to another, unfolding heretofore unknown facts about Filippo’s grandfather, until it all comes together like a puzzle. If you enjoy anything Italian as well as an engaging mystery, A Death in Tuscany is for you. Highly recommended.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Richard S. Davis

    Happily Ever After is Too Easy I enjoyed the book but honestly, I only read it because I was about to vacation in Tuscany. I lost interest midway & didn't finish reading until I returned. The description of the castello & vineyards, the wine-tasting & process were more interesting than the plot. The grandson's life was too privileged for me. He had only one problem--& even that was done for him. So his driving around in fancy cars, sleeping late, eating, drinking 24/7, & Happily Ever After is Too Easy I enjoyed the book but honestly, I only read it because I was about to vacation in Tuscany. I lost interest midway & didn't finish reading until I returned. The description of the castello & vineyards, the wine-tasting & process were more interesting than the plot. The grandson's life was too privileged for me. He had only one problem--& even that was done for him. So his driving around in fancy cars, sleeping late, eating, drinking 24/7, & having everyone tiptoe around him in what seemed more like fear instead of respect distracted me. We never learn of any jobs he had back in the US, any commitments back home, financial concerns, etc...He gets to play Boss, throw around the family name, & he gets the girl to boot. He should have given Vito a raise at least. No struggles...too easy.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bernard Zenus

    I had previously read "The Secret of Altamura: Nazi Crimes, Italian Treasure", and was curious to see what this novel was like. Having been to Tuscany three times in the past 6 years, I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting he made the food and wine and the various cities and towns. It brought back many memories, especially my visits to Florence, and Sienna (my favorite), but mostly my visits to a few wineries where I fell in love with Chianti and a few other wines made with the Sangiovese I had previously read "The Secret of Altamura: Nazi Crimes, Italian Treasure", and was curious to see what this novel was like. Having been to Tuscany three times in the past 6 years, I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting he made the food and wine and the various cities and towns. It brought back many memories, especially my visits to Florence, and Sienna (my favorite), but mostly my visits to a few wineries where I fell in love with Chianti and a few other wines made with the Sangiovese grape. His descriptions of Tuscany allowed me to visualize once again the vacations I had in Tuscany, renting a villa in Saline di Volterra. Wonderful. Despite not having a drop of Italian blood in me (my wife neither), his writing made me feel Italian. Wonderful novel.

  4. 5 out of 5

    J&S Rosten

    An armchair visit to Tuscany What an enjoyable book. The scenery and pleasures of food and wine invite the reader to experience Tuscany with all of our senses. The mystery element of the book was not the main feature as it was dwarfed by the majestic of Tuscany, but then that was okay with me.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Gloria Lewis

    The first son of the first son Family heritage can be both interesting and cruel, as well as sometimes surprising. The wind industry goes back hundreds and hundreds of years in Italy and stories and legends are right there too. This story kept my interest by layering events and friendships as well as romances. An interesting and surprising finish.

  6. 5 out of 5

    David M. Shepherd

    Nostalgic for Tuscany The mystery in the novel is secondary to the account of life on a winery estate, the Tuscan countryside, and the people who live there...and that's fine by me. Reading the novel made me nostalgic to return to Italy and immerse myself in the such a beautiful place.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Carol Lynn

    Magical Intimate tour of Tuscany and its world-famous wine country. In addition (but far from secondary ), an education in Italian culture and the wine industry in general. If you enjoy wine and ever consider its creation/life before you pour , you must read this novel. I'm off now to order another of Dick Rosano's books. I cheered when I saw there were more.

  8. 5 out of 5

    donald bellucci

    Cozy mystery Book was quite enjoyable. Explaining life on a vineyard. A slower less frenzied way of living the good life. Italian customs and nuances and picturesque scenes of Tuscany. Would recommend.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Latrice M. Clifton

    Romance, culture, food and wine Reading this novel allowed a brief escape into another culture, almost another time, steeped in history and custom, with family as the overarching theme. Great read!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lynda Lock

    Not what I was expecting, a truly amazing story, I could not put it down. If you have ever been to Tuscany all of the details are amazing and the plot just keeps you hooked. Looking forward to reading more from this amazing writer. So hurry up.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Frances L. Ehrig

    Accidental Murder? A most interesting story and travelogue for parts of Northern Italy. Of course, so much wine was consumed I was occasionally feeling drunk. A new concept, and we met some fascinating characters.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    Review This was interesting story. I loved the deeds of Tuscany and all the information about wine making. I would have never guessed the ending.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alana White

    Beautiful descriptions of the Tuscan countryside and a lovingly rendered look into the vineyards and all that fabulous wine.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Joan

    I expected this book to be more of a mystery, but the "crime" really took a back seat to the story about the area and especially about the wine industry. I enjoyed learning more about wine and wine making, but if you aren't interested in that you might be bored by much of the book. Some of the descriptions were really good and certainly made me wish I could visit Tuscany, but I only gave it 3 stars because I was a little disappointed in the rest of the story and the lack of much real mystery.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lori Narlock

    This is an easy read that will appeal to anyone who loves food, wine and/or Italy.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Elfriede Page

  17. 5 out of 5

    Franca

  18. 4 out of 5

    mike foley

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sallie W. Beal

  20. 5 out of 5

    Deborah Brown

  21. 5 out of 5

    mary t sullivan

  22. 5 out of 5

    Pat Brandi

  23. 5 out of 5

    liz

  24. 5 out of 5

    john t mccabe

  25. 5 out of 5

    ER DUBOFF

  26. 5 out of 5

    Malika Silva

  27. 4 out of 5

    Pam Chamberlain

  28. 5 out of 5

    Julie Gianotti

  29. 4 out of 5

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