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Excursion to Tindari: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery (original 2000; edition 2005)

by Andrea Camilleri (Author), Stephen Sartarelli (Translator)

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Title:Excursion to Tindari: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery
Authors:Andrea Camilleri (Author)
Other authors:Stephen Sartarelli (Translator)
Info:Penguin Books (2005), Paperback, 304 pages
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Excursion to Tindari has all the bits I have enjoyed from the previous installments of the Inspector Montalbano series: Montalbano's love life is back to its usual complicated form, Ingrid puts in another appearance - which is always great for entertainment value - and the boys (Augello, Catarella, Fazio) ... well ... they continue to drive Montalbano to distraction in their own unique ways. Even better, the mafioso is back making things interesting. A little bit of everything in this one. With all of this going on, who has time to solve a murder or find missing people? ;-)

Lovely to see the series is back on track and looking forward to the next installment. ( )
  lkernagh | Nov 23, 2014 |
We start with the body of a young man on the steps of an apartment block, and later the same day we have a missing couple. From the same apartment block. Police procedure demands that no-one jumps to conclusions. Montalbano works his staff hard to uncover the last known whereabouts of the missing couple, and inept-cop-turned-computer-genius Catarella works just as hard on the computer discs and other software found in the dead man’s apartment. After plenty of red herrings, fresh mackerel cooked in oil and served with tagliatelle, and posturing from Montalbano’s boss, the Inspector makes the connection and unravels the lies and deceits to find the truth.

I'm completely hooked on the Inspector Montalbano series and, despite remembering the general story from the TV series (shown on UK tv with subtitles)I tend only to remember the story as it unravels. The gorgeous words Camilleri uses to describes atmosphere and tension are well worth the read, although the scenery is beautiful to look at! ( )
  Jemima_Pett | Nov 11, 2014 |
I usually enjoy Camilleri quite a bit, but this one felt a bit flat. Though there may have been as much intrigue and plot-twists as usual, it simply wasn't as compelling. ( )
  bnewcomer | Jul 8, 2013 |
I've never read Camilleri before but I was impressed by the crisp writing, moments of genuine humanism and affect, and a total lack of pretension. This is a literate mystery with appealing characters. A quick pleasurable read. ( )
  ChrisConway | Apr 10, 2013 |
Camilleri deals with the Mafia in this one, compensating for the violence and brutality with even more outrageous humor and food fetishism. Very enjoyable. ( )
  nmele | Apr 6, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Andrea Camilleriprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bechtolsheim, Christiane vonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gracin, JurajTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kangas, HelinäTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Menini, María AntoniaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Quadruppani, SergeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sartarelli, StephenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Turan, ErdalTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vidal, PauTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Voogd, Pietha deTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Żaboklicki, KrzysztofTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Following the long-running success he has enjoyed on bestseller lists in Europe, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is now winning over American readers and critics alike as “one of the most engaging protagonists in detective fiction” (USA Today). Now, in Excursion to Tindari, Andrea Camilleri’s savvy and darkly comic take on Sicilian life leads Montalbano into his most bone-chilling case yet.

In two seemingly unrelated crimes, a young Don Juan is found murdered and an elderly couple is reported missing after an excursion to the ancient site of Tindari. As Montalbano works to solve both cases, he stumbles onto Sicily’s ghastly “new age” of brutal and anonymous criminality.

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"A young Don Juan is found murdered in front of his apartment building early one morning, and an elderly couple is reported missing after an excursion to the ancient site of Tindari - two seemingly unrelated cases for Inspector Montalbano to solve amid the daily complications of life at Vigata police headquarters. But when Montalbano discovers that the couple and the murdered young man lived in the same building, his investigation stumbles onto Sicily's brutal "New Mafia, " which leads him down a path more evil and far-reaching than any he has been on before."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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