The Author


Candida Martinelli is a technical and creative writer, and most-importantly, she is a confirmed Italophile.  To share her love of Italian culture, in 2003 she established the Italian culture website CANDIDA MARTINELLI’S ITALOPHILE SITE at  The website has grown into a popular entertainment and reference site.

She is the author of the traditional murder mystery novel An Extra Virgin Pressing Murder, and of the young-adult mystery novel series The Violet Strange Mysteries.  She is the editor of A Collection of Short Mysteries and the Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook

Candida has also written the crime-romance novel The Hague that features an Italian working for Europol in The Hague.



Candida Martinelli On the Web


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