The Snack Thief

By Andrea Camilleri
Translated by Stephen Sartarelli
Read by Grover Gardner

The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries: Book 3

6.18 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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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 Camilleri’s stunning storytelling skills.

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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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

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Author Bio: Andrea Camilleri

Andrea Camilleri is the author of the New York Times bestselling Inspector Montalbano mysteries as well as historical novels that take place in nineteenth-century Sicily. His books have been made into television shows in Italy and translated into thirty-two languages. His thirteenth Montalbano novel, The Potter’s Field, won the Crime Writers’ Association International Dagger Award and was long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English