" This was better than the first book. Camilleri is slowly introducing and expanding on his characters and in this one, Montalbano's three women are featured in three different ways and in showing how he is different with all three...bottom line, he's still an egotistical, self-centered work-centered butthead. But he can figure things out and his way of dealing with different people is interesting. There is also a priest (or maybe not a priest) who drinks from baby bottles in this one. . .fascinatingly wierd! This series is an acquired taste but if you want to try Montalbano out, you could start with this one if you wanted - you don't miss out on anything if you start with the second one. "
— Shannon, 1/23/2014