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The Potter's Field

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Publisher Comments:

A New York Times bestseller, Winner of the Crime Writers' Association's International Dagger and longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Witty and entertaining, the Montalbano novels by Andrea Camilleri-a master of the Italian detective story-have become favorites of mystery fans everywhere. In this latest installment, an unidentified corpse is found near Vigàta, a town known for its soil rich with potter's clay. Meanwhile, a woman reports the disappearance of her husband, a Colombian man with Sicilian origins who turns out to be related to a local mobster. Then Inspector Montalbano remembers the story from the Bible-Judas's betrayal, the act of remorse, and the money for the potter's field, where those of unknown or foreign origin are to be buried-and slowly, through myriad betrayals, finds his way to the solution to the crime.

Review:

"Camilleri's clever 13th Inspector Montalbano mystery (after 2010's The Track of Sand) opens with the discovery of an unidentified body, cut into 30 pieces, in a remote field near the Sicilian town of Vigàta, known for soil rich with potter's clay. Montalbano, who has a knack for finding gallows humor in even the most grotesque situations, believes the hacked-up body signifies the 30 pieces of silver Judas was paid for his betrayal. Later, Dolores Alfano, a stunning woman whose skin has 'the faint scent of cinnamon,' reports that her husband, a sailor with ties to a local mobster, is missing. That Mimi Augello, one of Mantalbano's most trusted inspectors, is in a permanent rage complicates matters. As usual, Montalbano wants to wrap up both cases quickly so he can get back to his real work — sleeping, eating, drinking, and dealing with his long-distance girlfriend, Livia." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Witty and entertaining, the Montalbano novels by Andrea Camilleri-a master of the Italian detective story-have become favorites of mystery fans everywhere. In this latest installment, an unidentified corpse is found near Vig

About the Author

Andrea Camilleri is an internationally bestselling author. He lives in Rome.

Stephen Sartarelli is an award-winning translator and poet. He lives in France.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143120131
Author:
Camilleri, Andrea
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Sartarelli, Stephen
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.81 x 5.21 x 0.79 in 0.5 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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Product details 288 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143120131 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Camilleri's clever 13th Inspector Montalbano mystery (after 2010's The Track of Sand) opens with the discovery of an unidentified body, cut into 30 pieces, in a remote field near the Sicilian town of Vigàta, known for soil rich with potter's clay. Montalbano, who has a knack for finding gallows humor in even the most grotesque situations, believes the hacked-up body signifies the 30 pieces of silver Judas was paid for his betrayal. Later, Dolores Alfano, a stunning woman whose skin has 'the faint scent of cinnamon,' reports that her husband, a sailor with ties to a local mobster, is missing. That Mimi Augello, one of Mantalbano's most trusted inspectors, is in a permanent rage complicates matters. As usual, Montalbano wants to wrap up both cases quickly so he can get back to his real work — sleeping, eating, drinking, and dealing with his long-distance girlfriend, Livia." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Witty and entertaining, the Montalbano novels by Andrea Camilleri-a master of the Italian detective story-have become favorites of mystery fans everywhere. In this latest installment, an unidentified corpse is found near Vig
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