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The Age of Doubt by Andrea Camilleri

The Age of Doubt

by Andrea Camilleri

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Series: Commissario Montalbano (14)

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Montalbano happens upon a car in danger of being swept away in water. He rescues the woman who is meeting a relative arriving by yacht. It soon leads to a mystery involving the yacht, another vessel, the port police, and even distant parts. Being in a relationship with Livia does not keep Montalbano's eyes from trying to create a relationship with a female lieutenant from the port authority. It was interesting enough but not as believable as some in the series. I listened to this one, and Grover Gardener, the narrator, did a great job as usual. ( )
  thornton37814 | Nov 19, 2015 |
Not one of my favorite Inspector Montalbano reads. In this one, Montalbano's behaviour and his repeated lies just dig him deeper and deeper into a hole of his own choosing, and all because he doesn't like to do paperwork. Sheesh, between that and the Inspector Belladonna attraction thing I spent a good part of the story rolling my eyes, to the point where I wasn't really paying much attention to the unfolding of the mystery. The story did evolve into a good mystery with a few nail-biting moments, but overall, just an okay read this time. Here is hoping the next installment is a good one. ( )
  lkernagh | Oct 19, 2015 |
This episode of the Inspector Montalbano series takes up where The Potters Field left off. The inspector is feeling older than his age and as with most men at this age, is beginning to feel like he has lost control of his life, his destiny and his career. The investigation into a mysterious woman who disappears from the scene as quickly as she had appeared turns into an investigation of two dodgy boats, both having appeared in the port of Vigata much too simultaneously for a coincidence.

The ensuing adventures of the inspector with the wounded ego and the appearance of a gorgeous young lieutenant from the harbor office provides the personal turmoil inside the inspector, and it serves as the vehicle for Camilleri to examine the evolution of the inspector.

The book carries along as most Inspector Montalbano mysteries does, with great humor, a nice does of Sicilian culture and cynicism as well as descriptions of food and a clever crime story.

This episode continues the melancholy overtones of the previous book and extends the conversation of the personal hell of finding one's self aging too rapidly and the helplessness and the resulting comedy that goes with it.

I think this last few books has revived Camilleri's writing and has made the series more interesting, to him and also to the fortunate us. ( )
  pw0327 | Jul 21, 2013 |
Inspector Montelbano is feeling his age and finds himself entranced by Lieutenant Belladonna in this new addition to a series set in Sicily. All of the books in this series are very good reading and the descriptions of the food the Inspector eats are icing on the cake. ( )
  librarian1204 | Apr 1, 2013 |
The latest from Andrea Camilleri, who is always a joy to read. In this, the arrival of a yacht in the harbour with a dead body in tow engages Montalbano's curiosity, it stirred further by the parallel appearance of a woman who may not be all she appears. And then of course our famed police Inspector meets Coast Guard official Laura, and 'besotted' only just begins to describe the effect on him! But what of long time girlfriend Livia?? Therein for me is the only weakness of this book - not enough of Livia. But plenty of Sicilian cuisine and plenty of humour and intrigue to grab your interest. May Camilleri live and write forever, this I read in less than three days such was my joy in reading it. ( )
  ebyrne41 | Jan 17, 2013 |
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One night, Inspector Montalbano dreams of a stormy sea, which he knows represents unease and loss of control. The next day, a boat is found in the port of Vigata, and within it, the body of a disfigured corpse. The waterfront has also drawn in an eighty-five-foot luxury boat passengered by fifty carefree souls and a somewhat shadowy crew. They will have to stay in Vigata until the investigation is over--the man, it seems, was poisoned. However, right now, it is the yacht's owner and sailors Montalbano is focused on.… (more)

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