Andrea Camilleri’s Inspector Montalbano novels have become an international sensation, with fans eagerly awaiting each new installment. In this eighteenth book of the New York Times bestselling series, someone is toying with Italy’s favorite detective.
Inspector Montalbano and his colleagues are stumped when two bombs explode outside empty warehouses—one of which is connected to a big-time drug dealer. Meanwhile, the alluring Liliana Lombardo is trying to seduce the inspector over red wine and arancini. Between pesky reporters, amorous trysts, and cocaine kingpins, Montalbano feels as if he’s being manipulated on all fronts. That is, until the inspector himself becomes the prime suspect in an unspeakably brutal crime.
“In Camilleri’s amiable eighteenth mystery featuring Inspector Salvo Montalbano, the Sicilian policeman faces several unusual problems…Series fans and newcomers alike will relish Montalbano’s appetite for good food and beverages, his love of a quiet think, and his ability to turn the tables on the criminals—and his tormentors.”
“A thoroughly entertaining romp…Well done, Salvo; you’ve earned your plate of Sartù di Riso alla Calabrisa at Enzo’s trattoria.”
“Inspector Montalbano’s growing obsession with an alluring neighbor may be clouding his judgment as he pursues an elusive bomber…Brisk, biting, and cleverly plotted, Montalbano’s eighteenth is both droll and suspenseful.”
“The novels of Andrea Camilleri breathe out the sense of place, the sense of humor, and the sense of despair that fill the air in Sicily.”
Donna Leon, New York Times bestselling author
“There’s a deliciously playful quality to the mysteries Andrea Camilleri writes about a lusty Sicilian police detective named Salvo Montalbano.”
New York Times Book Review
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