A Villa in Sicily: Olive Oil and Murder (A Cats and Dogs Cozy Mystery—Book 1)

A Villa in Sicily: Olive Oil and Murder (A Cats and Dogs Cozy Mystery—Book 1) Summary

"Very entertaining. Highly recommended for the permanent library of any reader who appreciates a well-written mystery with twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!"
--Books and Movie Reviews (regarding Murder in the Manor)

A VILLA IN SICILY: OLIVE OIL AND MURDER is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by bestselling author Fiona Grace, author of Murder in the Manor, a #1 Bestseller with over 100 five-star reviews (and a free download)!

Audrey Smart, 34, is a brilliant vet—yet fed up by her demanding clients who think they know more than her and who don’t care about their animals. Burnt-out with the endless hours, she wonders if the time has come for a new direction. And when her 15th year high school reunion (and her hopes for re-sparking on old flame) end in disaster, Audrey knows the time has come to make a change.

When Audrey sees an ad for a $1 home in Sicily, it captivates her. The only catch is that the house requires renovation, something she knows little about. She wonders if it could be real—and if she may really be crazy enough to go for it. 

Can Audrey create a life and career—and the home of her dreams—in a beautiful Sicilian village? And perhaps even find love while she’s there?

Or will an unexpected death—one that only she can solve—put an end to all of her plans?

Are some dreams too good to be true?

A laugh-out-loud cozy packed with mystery, intrigue, renovation, animals, food, wine—and of course, love—A VILLA IN SICILY will capture your heart and keep you glued to the very last page.

Books #2 and #3 in the series—FIGS AND A CADAVER and VINO AND DEATH—are now also available!

Book Reviews


Nice read5 star

Light, much needed story. Just lovely!55


Loved it5 star

An enjoyable look at a life transformed ! It’s amazing what can happen when you take a chance and have an open mind!55


Olive Oil and Murder5 star

Great book, enjoyed the writing and loved the ending.55


Adventurous5 star

I admired the character for going on the adventure of her dream.55


Good read4 star

Enjoyed reading this! Enjoyed the story f finding a new life in beautiful Sicily45


A Villa in Sicily5 star

Great book. Murder,adventure and a cure Fox. Beautiful country. Sounds wonderful and only $1:00.55

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Villa in Sicily5 star

I love this book. I couldn’t put it down. I’m getting all of them.55


Can’t wait to read the next two books5 star

I absolutely loved this book! I think the conclusion of who the killer was could have been more creative, but other than that it was pretty interesting & heartwarming :)55


Sooo interesting!5 star

Finished it in one day; it’s a page turner.55


Fun!5 star

Fun brisk read. No thick philosophy or digression. Just plain fun to read.55

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