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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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Tags:fiction, series fiction, police fiction, Montalbano

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Excursion to Tindari by Andrea Camilleri (2000)

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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 |
In this, we find Montalbano trying to keep one member of his team where he belong, trying to out smart (not hard to do) his boss, figuring out why a young man was killed with a bullet in the head and where an old couple ended up after vanishing from an bus excursion to Tindari. We have old mafia, new mafia, a young man that wrote burning love letters, had a collection of porno tapes and left an on going novel on his computer and an old couple who vanishes without a trace. Is everything connected or is it all just coincidences? Montalbano doesn't believe in coincidences. This is as good as The Shape of Water. The plot is solid, the character development is there for Montalbano and his crew. I'm warming up to Mimi and that poor policeman who loves computers, answers the phone but is cursed with not being able to communicate properly. A good, solid novel. ( )
  writerlibrarian | Apr 4, 2013 |
Andrea Camilleri is always fun to read and in this volume there are some hilarious passages. But the Montalbano stories are not froth, they have a depth to them that lifts them far out of the ordinary. Thats why I read them from start to finish every so often. ( )
  Condorena | Apr 2, 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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This book is dedicated to Orazio Costa, my teacher and friend
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 014303460X, Paperback)

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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