The Aesinas Codex

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Inspector Martinelli is summoned to the Vatican two days after he returns from Bavaria. The pontiff is concerned that the Aesinas Codex, an ancient text sought after by Himmler and the Gestapo during world war two, has been high jacked from an armoured truck while being transported a short distance from Rome to the Vatican City. More

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About Linda Arditto

I am a mystery woman. Older and therefore wiser I hope.

About the Series: The Unusual Cases of Inspector Martinelli
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Review by: sandra Bell on Sep. 9, 2015 :
Another wonderful Inspector Martinelli story that I enjoyed very much.
He's off to Germany again where he is looking for the Aesinas codex. Good to see him working with Wilhelm again and getting himself in a lot of bother this time.
I don't want to spoil the story by giving any details but it is a wonderful story from beginning to end.
I do recommend this series and haven't been disappointed with any of the books.
(reviewed 59 days after purchase)
Review by: C. Bryce on Aug. 4, 2015 :
Wonderful to see the inspector again, I missed him.
He's off again hunting vampires but when he starts out he believes he is just trying to find the Aesinas codex, and find it he does. This is very clever how it happens. More funny lines in this book which made me laugh and some very serious situations.
I don't want to give too much away but it is good to see him losing weight.
More action and analysis as the Inspector moves forward with his investigations. A very clever man.
Good to see Wilhelm and Catalina again and I hope they finally get married. I'm looking forward to the next book and hope it isn't over yet.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Review by: Vito Veii on Aug. 4, 2015 :
Each time, in a relaxed mood, I enjoyed reading the Aesinas Codex. Having read the previous books in the series, I have come to see the inspector as an old friend. I find him charming in a rustic fashion. To the point, he delivers some great one-liners, in the wrong place and the wrong time, endearing himself even further to me.

I marveled at the good inspectors ability to drink copious amounts of coffee while eating great food. I had to fight the urge to raid the fridge and put on the espresso machine. Hmm, what are you talking about I hear you say? Isn't this a book about Nazi's and Vampires? And, so it is. However, I am not going to say too much more. The book is full of suspense and intrigue and will have you guessing as to what is going to happen next, right up to the end.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Review by: Stanley Willow on July 23, 2015 :
I totally agree with the other reviewers. The third book in this series was a pleasure to read. Quite exciting about the aesinas codex and its whereabouts. The inspector has a sharp eye. Love the new weapon that Wilhelm had created for him, I really like Wilhelm he's a cool guy.
I can understand why the inspector hates Nazis, he really wants to be out there killing vampires.
Interesting conclusion to the book, I hope there will be more.
Anyone that's read the first two books will love this one too.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Mary Clyde on July 22, 2015 :
Another exciting story in this mystery detective series.
More places and more problems for the inspector. I found it quite exciting and the surprises kept coming.
Some funny parts again which seems common in these books. Very enjoyable.
A lot of mystery and some very clever deducting by the inspector. Very easy to read and follow as it's written simply which makes it relaxing.
I like both him and Wilhelm, they work well together. Another great story and I hope and wait for another book.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
Review by: Kevin Lokten on July 19, 2015 :
What a great read. A lot of story between finding the codex, hunting vampires and stopping the fourth Reich. I like the Inspector very much and I found out more things about him in this book. Great to see familiar characters again especially Wilhelm, he seems a nice young man. This series is a wonderful mystery and detective story which usually isn't my kind of reading material but, the three books have been so enjoyable and cleverly written that I find myself looking for other mystery and detective stories.
Such an easy read, funny, sad, scary and delightfully surprising.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
Review by: Samantha Kirk on July 18, 2015 :
What a fabulous continuation of this series.
I feel sorry for Inspector Martinelli with everything he has to go through.
Again Linda has put in some very funny lines. I liked it when the Inspector got Wilhelm half drunk. Very funny.
On a serious note, the Inspector has to find this Aesinas Codex so that they can find these horrible vampires. They finally find out their location and then go after them. It gets quite serious for awhile there.
Simply written and that's why I think Linda can fit so much story in so few words. I love this series and I really like the inspector. It seems he's getting quite trim with his weight loss and is starting to sound quite appealing. haha.
Another great story and I hope there will be more. I want to know what happens with Sofia Graeco too.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Kevin Fontain on July 17, 2015 :
I decided to read book 1 & 2 again before starting to read the Aesinas Codex, everything flows nicely together.
Another great story with lots of mystery, lots of humour and some very scary parts. Martinelli has to find the Aesinas Codex then he has to deal with some nasty vampires and on top of everything they want him to find out who is leading the fourth Reich. A lot of work for one man but he gets the job done.
Wilhelm and the nun are back in this story which was great to see. A lot of story which I really enjoyed.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Review by: John Toad on July 15, 2015 :
I'd been looking forward to this book for over a month and it finally arrived.
The inspector is a very likeable man and a great investigator, although his dreams help him along with the investigations.
I thought it was funny that he hates Nazis more than vampires but he wants to get out there hunting. Totally different from the previous two books but familiar characters appear again. I really like Wilhelm and Catalina but the Rome police are something else.
First he has to search for the aesinas codex, then go after vampires before stopping the fourth Reich. Great story and heaps of it.
I'm also wondering if he'll finish up with Sofia Graeco, I hope so. :)
Another book I loved reading.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Lorna Smith on July 14, 2015 :
Linda has written another suspenseful story that is full of mystery and intrigue. Her main character has evolved nicely through each book and I find him to be a unique and fascinating individual. He interacts more with the pontiff in this story which ties in nicely in regard to the Aesinas Codex.
I enjoyed the overall plot, his solving of the missing Codex and his confrontation with the vampires. The Inspectors interaction with Wilhelm made the characters more endearing as we've come to know them. The light humour scattered through the story and the urgency to find the Codex and solve the mystery worked very well together. His analysis of information regarding the fourth Reich and how he dealt with the problem, showed the author has a wonderful understanding of detective writing.
I'm curious to know if he finally won the heart of Sofia Graeco, but I suppose we will have to wait for another book to find out.
I highly recommend this series, it was an absolute pleasure to read.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Review by: Carol Shoar on July 14, 2015 :
What a wonderful series. The Inspector travels to more places this time, London, Berlin and Budapest. Great to see him lose weight as we travel through each book.
This is an intriguing story, a lot of mystery and full of surprises. I thought it was great how and where he discovered the Aesinas codex (loved that part).
Little pieces of humour through out the book but it was scary when he got beaten up, well described.
Wilhelm appears again and I really like this guy, quite a surprise here about his position in the Brotherhood.
So much story and I was surprised it could be written in just over 45,000 words.
A most enjoyable read and a great series. I hope there will be another.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
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