When a colleague extends his summer vacation, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is forced to stay in Vigàta and endure the August heat. Montalbano's long-suffering girlfriend, Livia, joins him with a friend-husband and young son in tow-to keep her company during these dog days of summer. But when the... show more
When a colleague extends his summer vacation, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is forced to stay in Vigàta and endure the August heat. Montalbano's long-suffering girlfriend, Livia, joins him with a friend-husband and young son in tow-to keep her company during these dog days of summer. But when the boy suddenly disappears into a narrow shaft hidden under the family's beach rental, Montalbano, in pursuit of the child, uncovers something terribly sinister. As the inspector spends the summer trying to solve this perplexing case, Livia refuses to answer his calls-and Montalbano is left to take a plunge that will affect the rest of his life. Fans of the Sicilian inspector as well as readers new to this increasingly popular series will enjoy following the melancholy but unflinchingly moral Montalbano as he undertakes one of the most shocking investigations of his career.
Publish date: February 24th 2008
Pages no: 278
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Food And Drink
, Mystery Thriller
, Italian Literature
Series: Inspector Montalbano (#10)
In this case, he investigates the death of a young girl from several years ago as well a the death of an Arab worker and discovers the "usual" corruption and illegal practices as well as being manipulated by some of those involved. His tempestuous relationship with Livia does not improve and he find...
This was great, the first one I've read by this author. I've never even heard of this famous series of Montalbano detective stories. There's even a tv series apparently. I am so out of touch. But these are the best kind of books, the ones that you discover blind. This was bought at a used book ...
A solid Montalbano. You get the main ingredients that makes this series set in Sicily so delightful : food, an investigation that involves local traditions (mafia, corruption and a twisted individual), Montalbano trying to be good and in this one book in particular being too good for his own good. I...