“Adriana Licio is a master at weaving intriguing mysteries”

MDR Amazon Reader (US)

A group of wordsmiths, a remote hotel.

Outside, the winds howl and the seas rage. But the real danger lurks within.

When travel author and part-time sleuth, Giò Brando, joins a writers’ retreat in Maratea, her quaint sea town, the last thing her companions are expecting is for the spiteful author who ruined their previous meeting to turn up uninvited. And the last thing Giò is expecting is to find that same woman lying dead on the restaurant floor the following morning.

At first, it seems the author’s death was the result of a tragic accident, but Giò suspects there’s more to it than meets the eye. What happened to the manuscript the victim had been working on? What was the mysterious business deal she was in Maratea to close?

With her fellow writers all having reason to lie to the carabinieri, Giò desperately sifts their stories for clues. But could the key actually lie in a tragic tale from long ago?

Peril at the Pellicano Hotel is the fourth book in the An Italian Village Mystery series.

Peril At The Pellicano Hotel

Help Giò Brando solve her latest delightfully dramatic case, unfolding against the stunning backdrop of the southern Italian coastline.

That is if you dare!

Peril At The Pellicano Hotel

Peril at the Pellicano Hotel is the fourth book in the compelling and heartwarming An Italian Village Mystery series.

“Ms. Licio again kept me guessing “whodunit” until the very end. Kudos!”


Margi Amazon US Reader

“I especially enjoyed the “story within the story” and I was surprised and amused by the ending. Highly recommend!!”


Amazon Canada Reader

Licio has done it again: engaging characters, the beautiful backdrop of the Mediterranean, and a murder with many red herrings and twists.

Roxx T

Amazon Reader


this book is written in British English with a smattering of Italian here and there.

“The best book yet in this series”

Pete B

Amazon Canada Reader