Retired detective gets a retirement gift of a writing retreat set in Tuscany. Unfortunately, his buddies didn't read the fine print (Or they did and they're pulling a prank) because the retreat is geared to writers of erotic fiction. Of course, when one of the members of the retreat ends up murdered, the local Commissario asks for our protagonist's help with all the English-speakers.
Fun, good characters, and a dog. Can't beat a cozy set in Tuscany that includes a dog, right?