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Voice of the Violin: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery | [Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli]

Voice of the Violin: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery

Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a lovely, naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer. Among the suspects are her aging husband, a famous doctor; a shy admirer, now disappeared; an antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim's friend Anna.
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Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a lovely, naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer. Among the suspects are her aging husband, a famous doctor; a shy admirer, now disappeared; an antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim's friend Anna, whose charms Montalbano cannot help but appreciate. But it is a reclusive violinist who holds the key to the murder.

Montalbano does not disappoint, bringing his compelling mix of humor, cynicism, compassion, and love of good food to solve another riveting mystery.

Solve another mystery with Inspector Montalbano.

©1997 Sellerio Editore; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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"Camilleri is as crafty and charming a writer as his protagonist is an investigator." (Washington Post)

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    Teatime2 09-12-12
    Teatime2 09-12-12

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    "The best Inspector Montalbano yet"

    I thought the first three books in the series were good but this fourth one is the best yet.

    Montalbano's character is developing nicely with each new story. The plots get better and faster paced.

    The only criticism I can offer is that the voice of Catarella is strangely (New) Jersey accented, I suppose for the benefit of the American audience (of which I am one). It does get the idea across but is a bit discordant. A small annoyance. I hope it changes in future installments.

    Highly recommended!

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    Mary 05-07-12
    Mary 05-07-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Another atmospheric Sicilian listen."

    Entertaining, complex and satisfying. Enjoyed the descriptions of Italian dishes and colorful characters. Great listen.

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    Loretta R. Cooper 01-06-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Lost in Translation?"

    I'd like to give the author the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps this is a much better novel in the original Italian. The characters are flat and unsympathetic. The plot is implausible and silly. In short, skip it.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Terri Liberty Lake, WA, USA 11-22-09
    Terri Liberty Lake, WA, USA 11-22-09
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    "Worth trying out"

    There were a lot of characters to keep track of but it was an interesting mystery.

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    Throuogh a Golden Eye 05-16-15

    cook, lawyer, knitter, mom, grandmom

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    "Interesting police novel and slice of Sicily"

    Translation of a novel written in Italian. Translator does a nice job of putting it in idiomatic English. Some of the cultural issues, will take some knowledge of Italian culture and society. All in all still an entertaining novel.

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    Alcairha Brooklyn, NY 04-24-15
    Alcairha Brooklyn, NY 04-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Engaging characters and atmosphere, banal mystery"

    The story had engaging characters and great atmosphere. Prepare to get very hungry when you hear the vivid descriptions of the food! I rather liked the scruffy, recalcitrant inspector and I loved the convoluted politics of the Italian police force. The mystery itself was rather banal. And devoid of surprises. I also didn't care for the narrator's choppy style.

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