Katie Stew

A rich, simmering blend of my favorite things

July 30, 2014
by katie

A Death in Tuscany

A Death in Tuscany is a murder mystery by Italian crime writer, Michele Giuttari. It centers around protagonist Michele Ferrara, the Chief Superintendent of  Florence’s Squadra Mobile, an elite police force. Ferarra is disturbed by a case that appears on … Continue reading

July 24, 2014
by katie


After reading The Portrait of a Lady, I picked up some light reading. Also taking place in Italy, I thought Dan Brown’s newest book, Inferno, would be a fun read. And it was. Light and fun. I raced through it … Continue reading