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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,811 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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Andrea Camilleri’s novels starring Inspector Montalbano have become an international sensation in eight different languages. This funny and fast-paced Sicilian page-turner will be a delicious discovery for mystery afficionados and fiction lovers alike.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Savagely funny police procedural prove[s] that sardonic laughter is a sound that translates ever so smoothly into English.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Hailing from the land of Umberto Eco and La Cosa Nostra, Montalbano can discuss a pointy-headed book like Western Attitudes towards Death as unflinchingly as he can pore over crime-scene snuff photos. He throws together an extemporaneous lunch…as gracefully as he dodges advances from attractive women.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Wit and delicacy and the fast-cut timing of farce play across the surface…but what keeps it from frothing into mere intellectual charm is the persistent, often sexually bemused Montalbano, moving with ease along zigzags created for him, teasing out threads of discrepancy that unravel the whole.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “Subtle, sardonic, and molto simpatico: Montalbano is the Latin re-creation of Philip Marlowe, working in a place that manages to be both more and less civilized than Chandler’s Los Angeles.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sandy | 2/10/2014

    " Got turned on to the author by my sister. He's great. His characters are better, these are fast, fun, and funny books to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kristine Morris | 2/8/2014

    " A pretty typical book of its genre. I thought it might make it more interesting than some of our north american crime novels as it is based in Sicily, but it could have been based anywhere. Liked that it was a short read and it provided a good distraction for a day when I needed it. I could see that the Salvo Montalbano's character would start to grow on you in future books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/7/2014

    " Prep for Sicily. Not great literature but definitely a light, entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karen wadey | 1/29/2014

    " Ok took a while to get going, looking forward to reading more!! "

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