The Snack Thief by Andrea Camilleri audiobook

The Snack Thief

By Andrea Camilleri
Translated by Stephen Sartarelli
Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Publishing

The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries: Book 3

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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 thiscompelling 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 thiscompelling case—as are Camilleri's 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

Reviews

Reviews

by Jan 10/26/2020
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Grover Gardner does it again!

law-enforcement, murder, mystery, extortion, verbal-humor, Sicily*****

Montalbano is having a really bad week and everyone is in verbal firing range. Surprisingly, there is more interdepartmental cooperation here and even his longterm girlfriend gets involved once a small boy needs her.
While I do enjoy the TV series which has all the impressive scenery, the books have infinitely more depth to the characters.
Bottom line is that Montalbano is a very flawed but realistic hero, and I love the series.

Author

Author Bio: Andrea Camilleri

Author Bio: Andrea Camilleri

Andrea Camilleri (1925–2019) wrote the internationally bestselling Inspector Montalbano mysteries as well as historical novels. 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: 6.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English