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Excursion to Tindari (2000)

by Andrea Camilleri

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Series: Commissario Montalbano (5)

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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 more far-reaching than any he has been down before.… (more)
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Il commissario Montalbano è impegnato in una nuova indagine tra l'immaginaria Vigàta e il promontorio di Tindari. Un triplice omicidio è avvenuto: un giovane dongiovanni che viveva al di sopra dei suoi mezzi apparenti, due anziani pensionati seppelliti in casa che improvvisamente decidono una gita a Tindari. Li collega, sembra, solo un condominio. Ma Montalbano ha una maledizione, sa leggere i segni che provengono dall'"antichissimo" che vive nel "modernissimo" continente Sicilia: lo aiutano un vecchio ulivo contorto, la sua squadra, la svedese Ingrid, un libro di Conrad e un Innominato senza pentimento.
Source: Amazon - January 11, 2022
  fontanitum | Jan 11, 2022 |
An aged mother and father disappear on a day trip to a local city and a young man living well above his means is murdered outside the building in which they both live. Inspector Montalbano is asked to get involved as the responsible police team is laid up. Using his intuition, Salvo and his odd team once again marshall forces to find how the two parties are related. Meantime, an aging mafioso tries to involve Salvo in "family" matters. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
Getting used to the Sicilian humour. Great plot! Even if particularly gruesome. ( )
  SusanWallace | Jul 10, 2021 |
An elderly couple disappears on a bus tour, a man is shot unlocking his door, and the son of a big crime boss is killed. It all comes together and is a case that makes Montalbano and his crew sick at heart. ( )
  mysterymax | Dec 7, 2020 |
Sicily, situational-humor, verbal-humor, translated, family-dynamics, friendship, law-enforcement*****

What a complex mystery and their bureaucracy is as crazy as ours! The first murder looks like standard mafia stuff, then comes the disappearance of two pensioners. Sandwiched in between is bureaucratic nonsense and developments into the habits if the first victim that are stranger than most. As always, the team works together to get the job done and provide more than a few laughs. Great work by translator Stephen Sartarelli and by narrator Grover Gardner! ( )
  jetangen4571 | Oct 27, 2020 |
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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
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Voogd, Pietha deTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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 more far-reaching than any he has been down before.

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Μια τριπλή ανθρωποκτονία είναι η υπόθεση που πρέπει να διαλευκάνει αυτή τη φορά ο Μονταλμπάνο - ενός νέου που ζούσε ξοδεύοντας περισσότερα απ όσα θα του επέτρεπαν οι οικονομικές του δυνατότητες και ενός ζευγαριού ηλικιωμένων που περνούσαν τη ζωή τους κλεισμένοι μέσα στο σπίτι τους, μέχρι τη στιγμή που αποφάσισαν να κάνουν μια εκδρομή στο Τίνταρι.
Το μόνο γεγονός που μοιάζει να συνδέει τον νέο με το ζευγάρι είναι το ότι έμεναν στην ίδια πολυκατοικία.
Ο Μονταλμπάνο όμως κουβαλάει μια κατάρα, ξέρει να διαβάζει τα πανάρχαια σημάδια που υπάρχουν ακόμη στη Σικελία.
Στην έρευνα για τη διαλεύκανση της υπόθεσης τον βοηθάνε, εκτός από την ομάδα των συνεργατών του, μια γέρικη ελιά με στριφτό κορμό, η Σουηδέζα Ίνγκριντ, ένα βιβλίο του Κόνραντ κι ένας αμετανόητος "Ανώνυμος".
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