Tuscan Blood [NOOK Book]

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Tuscan Blood, Dick Rosano’s debut mystery is part mystery, part wine tutorial, and part romp through Italy’s most beloved countryside.

Filippo Trantino, the book’s narrator, grew up in Tuscany and then moved to America with his family as a child, leaving his heart among the vines of his family’s wine estate. He returns home when his nonno, the grandfather he was named for, ...
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Tuscan Blood

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Overview

Tuscan Blood, Dick Rosano’s debut mystery is part mystery, part wine tutorial, and part romp through Italy’s most beloved countryside.

Filippo Trantino, the book’s narrator, grew up in Tuscany and then moved to America with his family as a child, leaving his heart among the vines of his family’s wine estate. He returns home when his nonno, the grandfather he was named for, dies in a freak accident.

Once there, his cousins convince him Nonno Filippo’s death was not an accident and that he must investigate it. He promises to do so and while solving the crime, Filippo traverses the pastoral landscapes of Tuscany, indulges in the area’s most delicious wine and food and discovers the life he is meant to live.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015534931
  • Publisher: Hang Time Press
  • Publication date: 10/22/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,370,741
  • File size: 909 KB

Meet the Author

Dick Rosano is a wine, food, and travel writer with long-running columns in The Washington Post, Wine News, Wine Enthusiast and other magazines. He has two recent books on wine: Wine Heritage: The Story of Italian-American Vintners, and Tuscan Blood. Wine Heritage chronicles the influence that Italian families have had on the growth and success of wine in America. Tuscan Blood is a mystery set in Italian wine country, in which the patriarch of a wine estate dies mysteriously and his grandson and namesake returns to investigate the circumstances of the death.

Dick speaks regularly on radio and at conferences on wine and food, and has been the Rosano family winemaker for over 30 years.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    A two fold rating needed

    Whether you like this book or not depends greatly on what you expect the book to be about. It is presented as a mystery novel and there is a mystery story within the book. As such, I would give it, maybe, two or three stars. The mystery is often very much in the background, the characters are underdeveloped, and there is not a great deal of complexity.

    On the other hand, if you want to read a book that introduces you to the culture of wine making, an appreciation of the countryside of Tuscany, and a life style that appreciates good food and good wine, this book excels (five stars). Tuscany and wine making are obviously in the author's blood (thus, the book has an appropriate title). Well worth reading if you want to gain an appreciation for an Italian (specifically, the wine culture) way of life.

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