An Italian mystery: The Hunting Season by Tom Benjamin

The Hunting Season: Death stalks the Italian Wilderness in this gripping crime thriller (Daniel Leicester Book 2) by [Tom Benjamin]

I have enjoyed many mystery series set in Italy and its surrounds. There is no one like Brunetti or Montalbano. More recently, I began to read a series by David Wagner. Now, a new series to explore!

When this Italian set novel was brought to my attention by publicist Emily Keough, I knew that I would want to read it. I am glad that I did.

The story opens in Bologna during truffle hunting season. An English detective is asked to find a missing young person who has a “super taste” for truffles. What happened to him? And, what is going on in Bologna? Some things are not very pretty.

Follow protagonist Daniel and a TV journalist as they try to makes sense of things. One of them faces an accusation.

This is a readable story that I enjoyed. The sense of place is one thing that kept me turning the pages. I liked spending time with the characters. I also wanted to know how the case was solved.

The author has written several mysteries. This is the second. I feel that it can be read on its own though I will want to read the first book.

For those seeking a virtual vacation in a very real Italy, give this one a try. It is worth it.

Author: joycesmysteryandfictionbookreviews

I love to read, recommend books and open the world of reading to others. I tutor to ensure that the next generation of readers will know the joys of a good book because their reading skills have improved. I am an avid reader, especially of mysteries and fiction. I believe that two of the world's greatest inventions were the public library and eyeglasses!

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