`There are witty asides - someone was "a known ne'er-do-well so it was only logical that he should turn to politics" - but the Montalbano books are attractive because of their amusing characters and the person of inspector himself. It is impossible not enjoy the way, with tears of happiness in his eyes, he devours food, from anchovies cooked in lemon juice and dressed in olive oil to giant cannoli.'
--Times Literary Supplement
'Montalbano is a fictional detective like no other. He lives in a beautiful seaside house, swims in the sea every day and has a taste for good rustic Sicilian food ... I drooled over no less than seven descriptions of meals at Enzo s Trattoria or cooked by housekeeper Adeline and this is about par for the course ... I only start a Camilleri if I have an afternoon off. Just can t put it down.' --The Bay Magazine (Swansea)
A dark new mystery featuring the inimitable Inspector Montalbano: ‘the best company in crime fiction today’ Guardian
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