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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
Collections:Your library, Boxed, ALL READ BOX (LSK)
Rating:***1/2
Tags:fiction, series fiction, police fiction, Montalbano, boxed

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First, my compliments to Stephen Sartarelli on his translation and notes compiled for the reader to understand every nuance of Camilleri's written word.
Some say that the pace of the book is slow, but, I enjoyed this differing flavor on a detective novel. Camilleri is able to immerse us in the world of Inspector Montalbano: his love and enjoyment of mediterranean food coupled with a detailed description of the sea and the warm and rocky Sicilian geography. With a mix of humor, cynicism, compassion, and love of good food, Montalbano goes into battle against the powerful and the corrupt who are determined to block his path. This is a"delicious" discovery for mystery afficionados and fiction lovers. (less) ( )
  FAR2MANYBOOKS | Mar 25, 2016 |
First, my compliments to Stephen Sartarelli on his translation and notes compiled for the reader to understand every nuance of Camilleri's written word.
Some say that the pace of the book is slow, but, I enjoyed this differing flavor on a detective novel. Camilleri is able to immerse us in the world of Inspector Montalbano: his love and enjoyment of mediterranean food coupled with a detailed description of the sea and the warm and rocky Sicilian geography. With a mix of humor, cynicism, compassion, and love of good food, Montalbano goes into battle against the powerful and the corrupt who are determined to block his path. This is a"delicious" discovery for mystery afficionados and fiction lovers. (less) ( )
  FAR2MANYBOOKS | Mar 25, 2016 |
Another "fun" mystery novel about inspector Montalbano: this time, it involves the Mafia, missing persons, murder, a Lothario and, as usual, beautiful Sicilian women in Vigata.

A good read and well worth a visit. ( )
  PaulAllard | Dec 9, 2015 |
This outing for Inspector Montalbano sees 2 seemingly unrelated murder cases and a convoluted plot involving the Mafia. Social commentary on state of affairs in Sicily/ Italy but can't help thinking that Donna Leon does a better job with Inspector Brunetti. Although engaging, female characters need to be less stereotyped and have a more proactive role. ( )
  sianpr | Sep 2, 2015 |
I had enjoyed a number of Camilleri's books, but with this one, I stopped reading and won't read anymore. Why? Nottata persa e figlia fimmina (A night wasted, and it's a girl.) I have no need of an author who is so damn lazy that they reach for the nearest demeaning, sexist trope to describe frustration on the part of a character. ( )
  CaineBooks | May 2, 2015 |
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Andrea Camilleriprimary authorall editionscalculated
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
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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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