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 Italophiles.com. 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.