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The shape of water (original 1994; edition 2002)

by Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli (Translator)

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Title:The shape of water
Authors:Andrea Camilleri (Author)
Other authors:Stephen Sartarelli (Translator)
Info:New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2002.
Collections:Read but unowned
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Tags:fiction, mystery, Italian

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The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri (1994)

  1. 10
    The Terracotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri (ed.pendragon)
    ed.pendragon: The first two titles in the Montalbano series, with many of the same characters appearing in both.
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    The Day of the Owl by Leonardo Sciascia (charl08)
  3. 11
    Death in August by Marco Vichi (Tom_D)
    Tom_D: Similar characters and a translator, Stephen Sartarelli, in common.
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Easy read. Sicilian detective deals with suspicious natural death. Diverting and Montalbano is a sympathetic character.
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  Laurochka | Feb 6, 2016 |
I became entranced with Andrea Camilleri's deceptively simple writing and the glorious character of Inspector Montalbano in this the first of 18 books already translated that I read last year.
Despite the pleasing and predictable formula with which each book unfolds, there is still a guilty pleasure to be gained from following and unravelling the exploits of Montalbano and his men and the women who tempt or torment him.
There is a wonderful sense of place and character not to mention the glorious food that permeates each book.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the entire series. ( )
  Nick-Spill | Jan 24, 2016 |
The first of the Inspector Montalbano books, this fairly brief detective story is entertaining and engaging, highlighting the corruption and Mafia-infused situation in Sicily. If you've seen the television series, the televised episode copies the book fairly accurately. The book introduces many of the characters that will apear in many of these books: Fazio, Mimi, Livia, Ingrid ...
A light thriller, recommended to all. ( )
  PaulAllard | Dec 9, 2015 |
Montalbano is an entertaining character to read about, but perhaps as a police inspector he would be an annoying person to work with. This first title in the series introduces him as he tries to get to the bottom of the death of a well-known member of the community in unsavory circumstances. Only Montalbano wants to persist in understanding how he died, and of course he succeeds, thanks to his quirky methods and good friendships. ( )
  sleahey | Nov 22, 2015 |
A quick, enjoyable Italian mystery with plenty of twists and turns. The plot involved political corruption fuelled by sex. Fortunately we have Inspector Montalbano's suspicions, without which the crime would be regarded as suicide. This is the first in the series that I will definitely continue. ( )
  VivienneR | Aug 22, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Andrea Camilleriprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Andersson, BarbroTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Assemi, SchahrzadTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gracin, JurajTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Irizar, AnderTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Τραϊκόγλου… Μαρία-ΡόζαTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kangas, HelinäTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Menini, María AntoniaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mikołajewski, JarosławTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Quadruppani, SergeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Riu, XavierTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sartarelli, StephenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sartarelli, StephenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Simoniti, VeronikaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Кондюриной… А.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
רפופורט, מירוןTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Andrea Camilleri's novels starring Inspector Montalbano have become an international sensation and have been translated from Italian into eight languages, ranging from Dutch to Japanese. The Shape of Water is the first book in this sly, witty, and engaging series with its sardonic take on Sicilian life.

Early one morning, Silvio Lupanello, a big shot in the village of Vigàta, is found dead in his car with his pants around his knees. The car happens to be parked in a rough part of town frequented by prostitutes and drug dealers, and as the news of his death spreads, the rumors begin. Enter Inspector Salvo Montalbano, Vigàta's most respected detective. With his characteristic 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 to the real killer. This funny and fast-paced Sicilian page-turner will be a delicious discovery for mystery afficionados and fiction lovers alike.

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The first English translation of the best-selling international mystery series follows Sicilian detective Inspector Montalbano as he investigates the suspicious death of an engineer who had made a name for himself in a small town.

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