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The Shape of Water (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries)

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Andrea Camilleri's novels starring Inspector Montalbano have become an international sensation and have been translated from Italian into eight languages, ranging from Dutch to Japanese. The Shape of Water is the first book in this sly, witty, and engaging series with its sardonic take on Sicilian life.

Early one morning, Silvio Lupanello, a big shot in the village of Vigàta, is found dead in his car with his pants around his knees. The car happens to be parked in a rough part of town frequented by prostitutes and drug dealers, and as the news of his death spreads, the rumors begin. Enter Inspector Salvo Montalbano, Vigàta's most respected detective. With his characteristic mix of humor, cynicism, compassion, and love of good food, Montalbano goes into battle against the powerful and the corrupt who are determined to block his path to the real killer. This funny and fast-paced Sicilian page-turner will be a delicious discovery for mystery afficionados and fiction lovers alike.

Synopsis:

In time for Andrea Camilleris ninetieth birthday, the nineteenth installment of his irresistible New York Times–bestselling Inspector Montalbano Mystery series

 

Mystery lovers and armchair travelers alike adore Andrea Camilleris Inspector Montalbano series—four of his last five books were on the New York Times bestseller list.

A Beam of Light opens with the Minister of the Interior stopping off in Vigàta on the way to Lampedusa, where thousands of Tunisian immigrants have come ashore. Hoping to avoid the commotion, Inspector Montalbano takes refuge in the towns new art gallery, where he meets its beautiful owner Marian and his commitment to his long-term girlfriend Livia wavers. But soon, a vicious attack spurs Montalbano to investigate a series of crimes—including assault, arms trafficking, and stolen works of art—culminating with an illuminating surprise. 

Synopsis:

The sixteenth Sicilian mystery in the irresistible New York Times–bestselling Inspector Montalbano series

In Treasure Hunt, Montalbano is hailed as a hero after news cameras film him scaling a building—gun in hand—to capture a pair of unlikely snipers. Shortly after, the inspector begins to receive cryptic messages in verse from someone challenging him to go on a “treasure hunt.” Intrigued, he accepts, treating the messages as amusing riddles—until they take a dangerous turn.

About the Author

Andrea Camilleri is the bestselling author of the popular Inspector Montalbano mystery series, bestsellers in Italy and Germany, and adapted for Italian television and translated into German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Japanese, Dutch, and Swedish. He lives in Rome.
Stephen Sartarelli is an award-winning translator and poet. He lives in France.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142004715
Translator:
Sartarelli, Stephen
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Sartarelli, Stephen
Author:
Sartarelli, Stephen
Author:
Camilleri, Andrea
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Inspector Montalbano Mysteries
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
In time for Andrea Camilleris ninetieth birthday, the nineteenth installment of his irresistible New York Times–bestselling Inspector Montalbano Mystery series

 

Mystery lovers and armchair travelers alike adore Andrea Camilleris Inspector Montalbano series—four of his last five books were on the New York Times bestseller list.

A Beam of Light opens with the Minister of the Interior stopping off in Vigàta on the way to Lampedusa, where thousands of Tunisian immigrants have come ashore. Hoping to avoid the commotion, Inspector Montalbano takes refuge in the towns new art gallery, where he meets its beautiful owner Marian and his commitment to his long-term girlfriend Livia wavers. But soon, a vicious attack spurs Montalbano to investigate a series of crimes—including assault, arms trafficking, and stolen works of art—culminating with an illuminating surprise. 

"Synopsis" by ,
The sixteenth Sicilian mystery in the irresistible New York Times–bestselling Inspector Montalbano series

In Treasure Hunt, Montalbano is hailed as a hero after news cameras film him scaling a building—gun in hand—to capture a pair of unlikely snipers. Shortly after, the inspector begins to receive cryptic messages in verse from someone challenging him to go on a “treasure hunt.” Intrigued, he accepts, treating the messages as amusing riddles—until they take a dangerous turn.

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