Christina Lynch

Welcome! Benvenuto!

I'm the author of The Italian Party, a novel set in Italy in 1956. It's available in hardcover, paperback, ebook, audio, and large print from St. Martin's Press.

You can find it in all places where books are sold, including:

Indiebound (to find a store near you)


Barnes and Noble

I love talking to book groups! Contact me via a direct message on Instagram: @clynchwriter

About Me

Christina Lynch’s picaresque journey includes chapters in Chicago and at Harvard, where she was an editor on the Harvard Lampoon. She was the Milan correspondent for W magazine and Women’s Wear Daily, and disappeared for four years in Tuscany. In L.A. she was on the writing staff of Unhappily Ever After; Encore, Encore; The Dead Zone and Wildfire. She now lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. She is the co-author of two novels under the pen name Magnus Flyte. She teaches at College of the Sequoias. The Italian Party is her debut novel.


One of the Wall Street Journal's "Six More Books to Read This Winter" "Required Reading," The New York Post • Library Journal's "Spring/Summer Bests" of 2018 A Sonoma Index-Tribune Bestseller One of CrimeReads'"Debuts to Discover Spring 2018"

"Deeply funny." —The New York Times Book Review podcast

"[A] sweltering thriller set against the backdrop of what is probably your dream getaway destination: Tuscany." —Bustle

"Tremendous fun! Wives with big secrets, husbands with bigger ones, swirling around a 1950s Siena teeming with seduction and spycraft." —Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of The Travelers

"Seeing the "antiquated" culture of postwar/Cold War Italy through the eyes of Americans, obsessed with modern convenience and progress, sort of mirrors my Italy to America transition in a fun way—plus there are spies! Affairs! and lot of food!!" —Giada De Laurentiis

"Imagine Beautiful Ruins plus horses; Toujours Provence with spies, a mystery and sex. The Italian Party is a fizzy, page-turning delight that begs for a Campari and soda!" —Julia Claiborne Johnson, author of Be Frank With Me

“I’ve always wanted to take a trip to Italy in the 1950’s and The Italian Party is my ticket. Like the best Italian paintings, this smart and funny book deftly combines the light and the dark. Christina Lynch’s prose pairs well with any hearty Tuscan red.—Conan O'Brien

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Coming soon!

I'm thrilled to announce that my new novel, Sally Brady's Italian Adventure, will be published by St. Martin's June 13, 2023. More details to follow!


I created a list of some of the best books I've come across in my research about women in wartime. It's live on, a new website for booklovers.