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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (813 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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Food, love, and murder—Sicilian style—blend together in the gripping eleventh installment of the New York Times bestselling Montalbano mystery series.

Things are not going well for Inspector Salvo Montalbano. His relationship with Livia is once again on the rocks, and, acutely aware of his age, he is beginning to grow weary of the endless violence he encounters. Then a young woman is found dead, her face half shot off, and there is no hint of her identity except a tattoo of a sphinx moth. The tattoo links her to three similarly marked girls, all victims of the underworld sex trade, who have been rescued from the Mafia nightclub circuit by a prominent Catholic charity. The problem is that Montalbano’s inquiries elicit an outcry from the Church—and the three other girls are all missing.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sublime and darkly humorous…Camilleri balances his hero’s personal and professional challenges perfectly and leaves the reader eager for more.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Happily, Grover Gardner eschews even a hint of an Italian accent in narrating the eleventh installment of this series celebrating the life, loves, and investigations of the charmingly eccentric Sicilian Insp. Salvo Montalbano…Along with his avoidance of stereotypes and unfortunate accents, Gardner does quite well by the characters, from the weary but unstoppable Montalbano to his backup crew of memorable cops and the angry, offended, officious, and, in rare instances, grateful people with whom he has to deal…These are three-dimensional, human creations, and Gardner treats them as such.”

    Publishers Weekly audio review

  • “Grover Gardner is the perfect performer for Camilleri’s series, giving a slyly funny reading of Inspector Montalbano and the Sicilian cops he works with.”


  • “Another strong entry in this well-wrought, internationally popular series.”

    Library Journal

  • A 2011 CWA International Dagger Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ruth | 2/20/2014

    " Good. Love this series, inspector Montablano is such a sweetie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by brenda johnson | 2/15/2014

    " pick this audio book up on a humble and loved ever minute of it! love the inspector and & officers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pat | 2/13/2014

    " Another very good mystery from Andrea CAmilleri centering on Sicily's Inspector Montalbano. The usual great descriptions of food; the usual problems with the authorities, which Montalbano gets around as he usually does; and the usual problems between Montalbano and his girlfriend, Livia, from Genoa. But going back to a beloved setting and great characters is almost like going home. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tony | 1/22/2014

    " Not as good as his earlier ones, but still good. "

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