Candida Martinelli established the Italian culture website Candida Martinelli’s Italophile Site in 2003 at  The website has grown into a popular entertainment and reference site.


To share her love of Italy and books, she created in 2014 the Italophile Book Reviews Site which has grown quickly into an influential and respected source for books about Italy, Ancient Rome, Hyphenated Italians and Italian Culture.


Besides being the author of the cozy-murder-mystery novel An Extra Virgin Pressing Murder, she is also the author of The Hague, a crime-romance novel featuring an Italian working for Europol in The Hague

Candida is also the editor of A Collection of Short Mysteries and the Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook.


Candida is the author of the young-adult mystery novel series The Violet Strange Mysteries.  Visit The Violet Strange Mysteries series’ website for more information about the nine-novella historical mystery series for tweens, teens and adults.


Visit Candida Martinelli’s writing website.

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