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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,562 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: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455187935
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When an elderly man is stabbed to death in an elevator and a crewman on an Italian fishing trawler is machine-gunned by a Tunisian patrol boat off Sicily’s coast, only Inspector Montalbano, with his keen insight into human nature, suspects the link between the two incidents. His investigation leads to the beautiful Karima, an impoverished housecleaner and occasional prostitute, whose young son steals other schoolchildren’s midmorning snacks. But Karima disappears, and the young snack thief’s life, as well as Montalbano’s, is endangered when the inspector exposes a viper’s nest of government corruption and international intrigue.

The urbane and perceptive Sicilian detective is in top form in this compelling case—as are Camilleris stunning storytelling skills.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Camilleri displays all the storytelling skills that have made him an international bestseller…Montalbano, despite his curmudgeonly exterior, has a depth to him that charms. Readers are sure to savor this engrossing, Mafia-free Sicilian mystery.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Full of memorable characters and witty takes on Italian life…Camilleri’s latest proves why he is such a big hit in Europe…Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Montalbano, blessedly, is as bitingly humorous as ever.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • "Camilleri is as crafty and charming a writer as his protagonist is an investigator."

    The Washington Post

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Aramu | 2/5/2014

    " I have read it in Italian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 2/4/2014

    " The second Camelleri mystery that I've read. It was as fun and gripping as the first. Will definitely continue reading them! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amweatherill | 1/11/2014

    " Mt favorite one by far, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ceri Kay | 1/9/2014

    " Excellent, complex murder mystery/thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suevw | 1/2/2014

    " found this at a great little bookstore in Red Cloud in hardback - lucky find - great series I've done all of his since. Yowzer Italy can NOT be this corrupt!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 12/31/2013

    " I wanted to enjoy this, I really did. After all, it is detective fiction set in Sicily with tasty dollops of descriptions of local food. Sadly, I was not gripped by the characters and had to force myself to finish the tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doreen | 12/24/2013

    " Enjoyed this and was impressed with how close the TV script kept to the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dario | 12/16/2013

    " Non pesante e abbastanza divertente. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 12/8/2013

    " This third book in the series did not disappoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carey Combe | 11/23/2013

    " An enjoyable, if somewhat confusing and unbelievable plot. The main protagonist is a bit too 'tortured' but seems to be growing as a character which is always nice in a series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelica | 9/1/2013

    " Salvo, ti amo, basta cosi:-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theut | 7/13/2013

    " Un capolavoro: Camilleri l'ha sicuramente scritto in stato di grazia! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 5/19/2013

    " This book made me laugh at loud at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 5/5/2013

    " Entertaining mystery with Sicilian inspector Montalbano. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gerrie | 4/26/2013

    " Contemprorary Italian mystery writer with humor "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kat | 4/11/2013

    " Love Inspector Montalbano who is sarcastic, intelligent, and funny. Great series to read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 8/27/2012

    " first for this author translated from italian but seems very smooth, some of the main character's aha moments come from someones casual comments but overall a very enjoyable read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 5/13/2012

    " This was funny and snappily written - worth reading if you like a good mystery. The characterization is good, and he has a good ear for dialogue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ronnie | 4/7/2012

    " I loved this book absolutely superb. The best things come in small sizes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joel | 2/4/2012

    " Another Italian mystery writer. This one resides in Sicily. Devious and wonderfully written. If you like Italy, you will enjoy these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikee | 11/4/2011

    " An amazing, complex book. The most enjoyable of all the Montalbano books I've read so far. The plot is complex, but fun. Are there more in this series? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 5/19/2011

    " Have you ever been satisfied by a book?
    I am satisfied with this story..what a good piece of work.
    Easy to read..Try it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 1/31/2011

    " Fun, easy reading. The protagonist's obsession with food is quite charming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suevw | 9/26/2010

    " found this at a great little bookstore in Red Cloud in hardback - lucky find - great series I've done all of his since. Yowzer Italy can NOT be this corrupt!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 brenda | 9/4/2010

    " just finished this audio book in one day! another great book by mr camilleri!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shana | 7/9/2010

    " Ich habe es gelesen. Es war okay....Nett war die andauernde Rede über Essen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniella | 5/19/2010

    " Pulls the heart strings a bit this one..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 5/1/2010

    " This was a fun read. I love how the detective story plot is interspersed with what he ate for dinner. "

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About the Author
Author Andrea Camilleri

Andrea Camilleri is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of the Inspector Montalbano mysteries and several historical novels set in nineteenth-century Sicily.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.