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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,104 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrea Camilleri Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries Release Date:
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With their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri’s classic crime novels continue to win more and more fans in America. The latest installment of the popular mystery series finds the moody Inspector Montalbano further beset by the existential questions that have been plaguing him of late. But he doesn’t have much time to wax philosophical before the gruesome murder of a man—shot at point-blank range in the face with his pants down—commands his attention. Add two evasive, beautiful women as prime suspects, some dirty cocaine, mysterious computer codes, and a series of threatening letters, and things soon get very complicated at the police headquarters in Vigàta.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Here [Montalbano] is increasingly worried by intimations of dementia and death, which give a satisfyingly melancholic tinge to another of Andrea Camilleri’s faultlessly witty treats.”

    Telegraph (London)

  • “Montalbano’s colleagues, chance encounters, Sicilian mores—even the contents of his fridge—are described with the wit and gusto that make this narrator the best company in crime fiction today.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Humor…leavens the noirish story line, and the solution to the central puzzle is both psychologically plausible and intellectually satisfying. The crisp prose is a pleasure to read, and a last-minute twist a testament to the author’s artistry.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “While the murder is solved after some deft twists, the inspector himself calls for further attention, and fans will welcome Camilleri’s tenth.”

    Library Journal

  • “Solutions are found, of course, but resolution proves elusive as Montalbano muses on our myriad human frailties and how they so often lead to calamity. A must.”


  • “Two seductive suspects battle for the allegiance and libido of a weary detective…Another solid Sicilian noir from the ironic pen of Camilleri.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Debbie | 2/20/2014

    " A light read, reminded me of the Donna Leon series set in Venice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ella | 2/16/2014

    " I love this series and the latest book wasn't a disappointment. This is an Italian mystery series, so it's translated, but it is done very well (as far as I can tell). Set in Sicily, the hardest thing about reading this book is trying to understand the bureaucracy of law enforcement in that country. The main character is an Inspector that is slightly arrogant, but always means well even if he's a pain in the ass. The characters are great and the mysteries always interesting. A fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maria | 2/13/2014

    " Decent detective novel. Another enjoyable Montelbano mystery, not too taxing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by JulieLaLa | 1/31/2014

    " 2.5 stars - This was a good story, although the translation felt clunky at times. The mystery took some time to unravel, but when it did, it was a satisfying conclusion. The characters were okay, but seeing as this is the 9th book in the series, I have definitely missed out on their full development in the earlier books. The author seems to have put in some of his own irascible personality/charm into the dialogue, and that makes it fun. "

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