Italian crime novels and travel guides for learners of Italian

Frankfurt, March 2014 – The Frankfurt publishing company mainbook has released a series of e-book volumes which combine detective stories with travel guides written by Alessandra Barabaschi and intended for learners of the Italian language.
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FRANKFURT, Germany - April 22, 2014 - PRLog -- The new volume “The Gondolier of Death” has been released following its successful predecessors “The War of the Roman Cats”, “The Theft of Aida” and “The Lost Stradivari”.

This e-book series helps readers to learn and improve their knowledge of the Italian language with fun and a bit of mystery. Furthermore, each volume contains interesting and useful information about a different Italian city. The reader enjoys a touch of thrill while he dives into Italian art and culture.

How does it work? “I am an art historian with a passion for crime novels. My educational series is thus based on these two elements, and more!”, Alessandra Barabaschi explains. “Each crime story is set in an attractive Italian town, for example in Rome, Venice, or Florence.

Additionally every book of the series also contains a delicious Italian cooking recipe with illustrative pictures, a famous Italian song, practical information on typical Italian habits, a map of the city, dossiers on sightseeing and celebrities, as well as an overview of the Italian grammar and several joyful exercises, because it is easier to learn with fun!”, she adds with an encouraging smile.

“I have added everything to my books that I had missed when learning a new language myself”, Alessandra Barabaschi remarks. “This is why my series not only helps you to improve your language skills, but also prepares you for your next holiday”.

What about the sometimes difficult and demanding grammar? “We have found a great solution for that!”, she explains. “In every book we present a different aspect of the Italian grammar. Through the whole series, you can have all of the most important rules of the Italian grammar ready at hand. For instance, if you are looking for the plural of the article “il”, then it is only a click away!”

All four educational crime novels: “The War of the Roman Cats”, “The Theft of Aida”, “The Lost Stradivari” and “The Gondolier of Death” are available in Italian-English and Italian-German and can be purchased directly from or from several other Online-Shops.


Alessandra Barabaschi is an art historian, an author, and an enthusiastic cosmopolitan. Since the day she was born in Parma (Italy), she is travelling around the world to get in touch with people, countries, and culture different from her own. She speaks several languages. In 2009 she has founded her own PR agency. At the end of 2010 her first book has been published: A work in four volumes in English dedicated to the magnificent violins of Antonio Stradivari. Moreover, her successful new series of crime novels and tourist guides to learn Italian has hit the market at the end of 2013.

Gerd Fischer
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