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Publisher's Summary

Inspector Salvatore Montalbano wakes from strange dreams to find a gruesomely bludgeoned horse carcass in front of his seaside home. When his men come to investigate, the carcass has disappeared, leaving only a trail in the sand. Then his home is ransacked, and the inspector is certain that the crimes are linked.

As he negotiates both the glittering underworld of horse racing and the Mafia’s connection to it, Montalbano is aided by his illiterate housekeeper, Adelina, and a Proustian memory of linguate fritte. Longtime fans and new listeners alike will be charmed by Montalbano’s blend of unorthodox methods, melancholy self-reflection, and love of good food.

Andrea Camilleri is an internationally best-selling author. He lives in Rome.

Stephen Sartarelli is an award-winning translator and poet. He lives in France.

Solve another mystery with Inspector Montalbano.
©2007 Sellerio Editore; Translation © 2010 by Stephen Sartarelli (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Like watching an hourglass! Occasionally amusing.

This is the third of the series that I have read and the least engaging thus far. The story is dragged out to indulge Montalbano's sexual appetite in addition to his familiar palette, his bureaucratic intrigues, and comical neuroses about aging, surrounded by passing references to the case at hand. Worse, it was easy to determine the villain and the motive before I was half way through. Montalbano, whose abilities to see beneath the surface are legendary, is incapable of seeing beyond the end of his nose in this book. This episode in the series is much over-rated.

Grover Gardner was an entertaining narrator, as usual.

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sicily, law-enforcement, illegal-racing
Read 2 times. Last read November 2, 2020.

Interesting tale but a little too much reflection on his ageing and his relationship with his long term girlfriend. An interesting mix of the very wealthy, those just getting by, and the pervasiveness if the mafiosi. The sleuthing is convoluted but good.

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Another great Montalbano story.

Once more I think I've been to Sicily. I feel like Salvo is a friend.

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