Inspector Montalbano
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  • 1
    The Shape of Water: Inspector Montalbano, Book 1 | Andrea Camilleri

    The Shape of Water: Inspector Montalbano, Book 1

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    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
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    The goats of Vigàta once grazed on the trash-strewn site still known as the Pasture. Now local enterprise of a different sort flourishes: drug dealers and prostitutes of every flavour. But their discreet trade is upset when two employees of the Splendour Refuse Collection Company discover the body of engineer Silvio Luparello, one of the local movers and shakers, apparently deceased in flagrante at the Pasture. The coroner's verdict is death from natural causes - refreshingly unusual for Sicily.

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    Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories: The Inspector Montalbano, Book 0.5 | Andrea Camilleri

    Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories: The Inspector Montalbano, Book 0.5

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    In Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories, Andrea Camilleri has selected 21 short stories, written with his trademark wit and humor, that follow Italy's famous detective through highlight cases of his career. From the title story, featuring a young Deputy Montalbano newly assigned to Vigàta, to "Montalbano Says No", in which the inspector makes a late-night call to Camilleri himself to refuse an outlandish case, this volume is an essential addition to any fan's collection and a wonderful way to introduce listeners to the internationally best-selling series.

    THIS BOOK NEEDS TO BE LISTENED TO FIRST!!!

    I listened to three books before I realized I should have started with this book. This books tells you who Salvo Montalbano is, where he lived when h..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 31 2016 by Reba (Huntley, IL, United States)
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    The Shape of Water | Andrea Camilleri

    The Shape of Water

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    • By Andrea Camilleri
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    Early one morning, Silvio Lupanello, a big shot in the village of Vigata, is found dead in his car with his pants around his knees. The car happens to be parked in a rough part of town frequented by prostitutes and drug dealers, and as the news of his death spreads, the rumors begin. Enter Inspector Salvo Montalbano, Vigata's most respected detective, who has his doubts about the way Silvio died.

    A good beginning

    I backtracked to this one because I started with Terra Cotta Dog and loved it so utterly that I had to know Montalbano from the beginning. This first..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 20 2009 by Lehua of Pacifica (Hawaii)
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    The Terracotta Dog: Inspector Montalbano, Book 2 | Andrea Camilleri

    The Terracotta Dog: Inspector Montalbano, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
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    The Terracotta Dog, the second audiobook in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series, opens with a mysterious tête-à-tête with a mafioso, some inexplicably abandoned loot from a supermarket heist and some dying words that lead Inspector Montalbano to a secret grotto in a mountain cave where two young lovers, dead 50 years and still embracing, are watched over by a life-size terracotta dog.

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    The Terra-Cotta Dog: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery | Andrea Camilleri

    The Terra-Cotta Dog: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Montalbano's latest case begins with a mysterious tête à tête with a Mafioso, some inexplicably abandoned loot from a supermarket heist, and some dying words that lead him to an illegal arms cache in a mountain cave. There the inspector finds two young lovers, dead for 50 years and still embracing, watched over by a life-sized terra-cotta dog. Montalbano's passion to solve this old crime takes him on a journey through Sicily's past and into a family's dark heart.

    It just gets better

    Another engaging story from Camilleri. This one is better than his first, and not as good as his next. Again, I was distressed that it ended so soon..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 27 2009 by Lehua of Pacifica (Hawaii)
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    The Snack Thief: Inspector Montalbano, Book 3 | Andrea Camilleri

    The Snack Thief: Inspector Montalbano, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
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    When an elderly man is stabbed to death in an elevator and a crewman on an Italian fishing trawler is machine gunned by a Tunisian patrol boat off Sicily's coast, only Inspector Montalbano suspects a link between the two incidents. His investigation leads to the beautiful Karima, an impoverished housecleaner and sometime prostitute, whose young son steals other school children's midmorning snacks. But Karima disappears, and the young snack thief's life - as well as Montalbano's - is endangered.

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    The Snack Thief | Andrea Camilleri

    The Snack Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    When an elderly man is stabbed to death in an elevator and a crewman on an Italian fishing trawler is machine-gunned by a Tunisian patrol boat off Sicily's coast, only Inspector Montalbano, with his keen insight into human nature, suspects the link between the two incidents. His investigation leads to the beautiful Karima, an impoverished housecleaner and occasional prostitute, whose young son steals other schoolchildren's midmorning snacks.

    Pretty good series

    Andrea Camilleri's Montalbano isn't my absolute fave Italian (well, he's Sicilian) cop series --I prefer David Hewson's Nic Costa (who, ya..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 09 2010 by Kelly Howard (Oregon)
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    The Voice of the Violin: Inspector Montalbano, Book 4 | Andrea Camilleri

    The Voice of the Violin: Inspector Montalbano, Book 4

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    • By Andrea Camilleri
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    Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a 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 mysterious, reclusive violinist who holds the key to this murder....

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

    Voice of the Violin: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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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.

    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 wit..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 12 2012 by Teatime2 (MA, USA)
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    Excursion to Tindari: Inspector Montalbano, Book 5 | Andrea Camilleri

    Excursion to Tindari: Inspector Montalbano, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
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    Maybe a phrase, a line, a hint somewhere would reveal a reason, any reason, for the elderly couple's disappearance. They'd saved everything.... There was even a copy of the 'certificate of living existence', that nadir of bureaucratic imbecility.... What was the protocol, to use a word dear to government offices? Did one simply write on a sheet of paper something like 'I, the undersigned, Salvo Montalbano, hereby declare myself to be in existence', sign it, and turn it in to the appointed clerk?

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    Excursion to Tindari: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery | Andrea Camilleri

    Excursion to Tindari: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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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 Vigàta 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".

    The reader makes the story!

    Yes. It was interesting and fun/

    Reviewed on October 05 2015 by Trent Kittleman ()
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    The Scent of the Night: Inspector Montalbano, Book 6 | Andrea Camilleri

    The Scent of the Night: Inspector Montalbano, Book 6

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    • By Andrea Camilleri
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    When an angry octogenarian holds a terrified and lovelorn secretary at gunpoint, Inspector Montalbano is reluctantly drawn into the case. The secretary's boss, a financial advisor, has vanished along with several billion lire entrusted to him by the good citizens of Vigàta. Also missing is the advisor's young colleague, whose uncle just happens to be building a house on the site of Inspector Montalbano's very favourite olive tree….

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    The Smell of the Night: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery | Andrea Camilleri

    The Smell of the Night: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    A "financial wizard" entrusted with the savings of nearly half the retirees of Vigata mysteriously disappears with the money and a young man who worked for him. In a rather atypical case for Montalbano, the inspector finds himself initially shut out of the investigation by the ever hostile commissioner Bonetti-Alderighi, and forced to work from the shadows.

    Very enjoyable!

    I really enjoyed this book. The narrator was good and the story carried me briskly along, with sympathetic characters, and enough twists to keep me in..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 23 2011 by Kathleen (Alexandria, VA, United States)
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    Rounding the Mark: Inspector Montalbano, Book 7 | Andrea Camilleri

    Rounding the Mark: Inspector Montalbano, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
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    He began swimming in slow, broad strokes. The sea smelled harsh, stinging his nostrils like champagne, and he nearly got drunk on it.... In a fraction of a second, Montalbano realized he'd struck a human foot. Somebody else was floating right beside him, and he hadn't noticed. 'Excuse me,' he said hastily, flipping back onto his belly and looking over at the other. The person beside him didn't answer, because he wasn't doing the dead man's float. He was actually dead.

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    Rounding the Mark: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery | Andrea Camilleri

    Rounding the Mark: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    While swimming along the Sicilian shore, Inspector Montalbano discovers a corpse. His pursuit of the cause of death intersects with the inquiry into a hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a young boy who may have been victimized by human traffickers. The buying and selling of immigrant children, for slave labor, sex, and as a source of illegal organ transplants, is part of the evil underside of the opening of Europe's borders.

    Curse the Saints

    Grover Gardner does such a great job as the narrator. The humorous writing of Andrea Camilleri makes for such an enjoyable listen. Each of the chara..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 15 2015 by MovieLover (Atlanta, GA)
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    The Patience of the Spider: Inspector Montalbano, Book 8 | Andrea Camilleri

    The Patience of the Spider: Inspector Montalbano, Book 8

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    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
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    Chief Inspector Montalbano is on enforced sick leave. But when a local girl goes mysteriously missing, the whole community takes an interest in the case. Why are the kidnappers so sure that the girl's impoverished father and dying mother will be able to find a fortune? The ever-inquisitive Montalbano steps in, to get to the heart of the matter in his own inimitable style.

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    The Patience of the Spider: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery | Andrea Camilleri

    The Patience of the Spider: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Set once again in Sicily, The Patience of the Spider pits Inspector Montalbano against his greatest foe yet: the weight of his own years. Still recovering from the gunshot wound he suffered in Rounding the Mark, he must overcome self-imposed seclusion and waxing self-doubt to penetrate a web of hatred and secrets in pursuit of the strangest culprit he’s ever hunted.

    Enjoyable but not up to usual standards.

    I like Camilleri's mysteries about Inspector Montalbano but this is a fun read, it is below average for this series. Who the villain is isn't too har..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 01 2014 by MidwestGeek (Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
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    The Paper Moon: Inspector Montalbano, Book 9 | Andrea Camilleri

    The Paper Moon: Inspector Montalbano, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
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    Motionless, Montalbano waited for the surf to enter his brain and wash it clean with each breaker. At last the first light wave came like a caress, swiiissshhh, and carried away, glugluglug, Elena Sclafani and her beauty while Michela Pardo's tits, belly, arched body and eyes likewise disappeared. Once Montalbano the man was erased, all that should remain was Inspector Montalbano - a kind of abstract function of the person who was supposed to solve the case and nothing more, with no personal feelings involved.

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    The Paper Moon: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery | Andrea Camilleri

    The Paper Moon: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    With their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri’s classic crime novels continue to win more and more fans in America. The latest installment of the popular mystery series finds the moody Inspector Montalbano further beset by the existential questions that have been plaguing him of late. But he doesn’t have much time to wax philosophical before the gruesome murder of a man—shot at point-blank range in the face with his pants down—commands his attention.

    A failed attempt to make a murder mystery funny.

    I can't decide which was worst: the narrative, the stupid dialog or the inane reading. Don't waste your time on this one.

    Reviewed on March 10 2015 by Julie (happy valley, OR, United States)
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    August Heat: Inspector Montalbano, Book 10 | Andrea Camilleri

    August Heat: Inspector Montalbano, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
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    The lazy, slow month of August at the height of the Sicilian summer is, Inspector Montalbano assures his girlfriend, Livia, as they prepare for a relaxing holiday in a villa he has found for them, far too hot for any murders to be committed. But when Livia's friends' young son goes missing, a chain of events is sparked which will certainly ruin the Chief Inspector's pleasant interlude. A secret apartment and a grisly find in an old trunk are just the beginning as Montalbano navigates his way though the case and copes with the sweltering heat.

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    The Wings of the Sphinx: Inspector Montalbano, Book 11 | Andrea Camilleri

    The Wings of the Sphinx: Inspector Montalbano, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
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    Things are not going well for Inspector Montalbano. His long-distance relationship with Livia is on the rocks, he feels himself getting even older and he's growing tired of the violence in his job. Then the dead body of a young woman is found in an illegal dump, with half her face missing. Her identity at first is unknown; a tattoo of a sphinx moth on her left shoulder links her with three other girls bearing the same mark, all recent Russian immigrants to Italy.

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    August Heat: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery | Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli (translator)

    August Heat: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli (translator)
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    When a colleague extends his summer vacation, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is forced to stay in Vigàta and endure the August heat. Montalbano’s long-suffering girlfriend, Livia, joins him with a friend - husband and young son in tow - to keep her company during these dog days of summer. But when the boy suddenly disappears into a narrow shaft hidden under the family’s beach rental, Montalbano uncovers something terribly sinister.

    There's No Fool Like An Old Fool!

    These Inspector Montalbano mysteries are what I call travel quality; short enough to finish on a long ride or while waiting in an airport; engaging c..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 15 2013 by MidwestGeek (Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
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    The Wings of the Sphinx | Andrea Camilleri

    The Wings of the Sphinx

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Things are not going well for Inspector Salvo Montalbano. His relationship with Livia is once again on the rocks and - acutely aware of his age - he is beginning to grow weary of the endless violence he encounters. Then a young woman is found dead, her face half shot off and only a tattoo of a sphinx moth giving any hint of her identity. The tattoo links her to three similarly marked girls - all victims of the underworld sex trade.

    This one review does it all for me.

    Camilleri is wonderful, so understated, such humor, such a fun introduction to Sicily. Buy this, buy all of them.

    Reviewed on July 28 2011 by Lawrence (Birmingham, AL, United States)
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    The Track of Sand: Inspector Montalbano, Book 12 | Andrea Camilleri

    The Track of Sand: Inspector Montalbano, Book 12

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    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
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    Inspector Montalbano rises one morning to find the carcass of a horse on the beach in front of his seaside home. But no sooner do his men arrive than the body has mysteriously vanished, leaving only a track in the sand. Before long Rachele, a beguiling equestrian champion, turns up at police headquarters to report her horse missing. The horse had been stabled at the grounds of a certain Saverio Lo Duca, one of the richest men in Sicily. Lo Duca has lost one of his own horses, too. Montalbano, his curiosity piqued, investigates....

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    The Track of Sand: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery | Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli (translator)

    The Track of Sand: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli (translator)
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    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 horseracing and the Mafia’s connection to it, Montalbano is aided by his illiterate housekeeper, Adelina, and a Proustian memory of linguate fritte.

    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 ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2013 by MidwestGeek (Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
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    The Potter's Field: Inspector Montalbano, Book 13 | Andrea Camilleri

    The Potter's Field: Inspector Montalbano, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
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    While Vigàta is wracked by storms, Inspector Montalbano is called to attend the discovery of a dismembered body in a field of clay. Bearing all the marks of an execution-style killing, it seems clear that this is, once again, the work of the notorious local Mafia. But who is the victim? Why was the body divided into 30 pieces? And what is the significance of the Potter's field?

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    The Potter’s Field: The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries, Book 13 | Andrea Camilleri

    The Potter’s Field: The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Witty and entertaining, the Montalbano novels by Andrea Camilleri—a master of the Italian detective story—have become favorites of mystery fans everywhere. In this latest installment, an unidentified corpse is found near Vigàta, a town known for its soil rich with potter’s clay. Meanwhile, a woman reports the disappearance of her husband, a Colombian man with Sicilian origins who turns out to be related to a local mobster.

    Do you love or hate Inspector Montalbano?

    Either you love Inspector Montalbano, or you are fed up with his travails, which don't change much from one book to the next. I'm somewhere in the mi..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 09 2015 by MidwestGeek (Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
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    The Age of Doubt: Inspector Montalbano, Book 14 | Andrea Camilleri

    The Age of Doubt: Inspector Montalbano, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
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    The crew of a mysterious yacht - the Vanna - due to dock in the area have discovered a corpse floating in the water, the dead man's face badly disfigured. It isn't long before Montalbano begins to become suspicious of the Vanna's inhabitants. Who is the yacht's owner, the glamorous and short-tempered Livia Giovannini? How has she accrued her riches? And why does she spend so much time at sea?

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    The Age of Doubt | Andrea Camilleri

    The Age of Doubt

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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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 Vigàta and within it, the body of a disfigured corpse. The waterfront has also drawn in an 85-foot luxury boat passengered by 50 carefree souls and a somewhat shadowy crew. They will have to stay in Vigàta 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.

    Another Wonderful Camilleri Book

    I do not give 5 stars in any category except his books and the terrific performance (as always) by Grover Gardner. The humor is unbeatable, and the d..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 29 2013 by Lawrence (Birmingham, AL, United States)
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    The Dance of the Seagull: Inspector Montalbano, Book 15 | Andrea Camilleri

    The Dance of the Seagull: Inspector Montalbano, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    Inspector Montalbano is awake at dawn, sitting on his porch, when his attention is caught by a seagull that falls from the sky, performing a strange dance, before lying down to die. Montalbano is perplexed by what he has witnessed and the scene hangs over him like an omen. About to depart for a holiday with his girlfriend Livia, Montalbano makes a quick trip to the police station to tie up loose ends. But when his dear colleague Fazio is discovered missing, Montalbano instead launches a desperate search for his lost friend....

    Really good read and very well read.

    Satisfying murder mystery

    Reviewed on January 25 2015 by Peter (OxfordUnited Kingdom)
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    The Dance of the Seagull | Andrea Camilleri

    The Dance of the Seagull

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    This latest installment in the Inspector Montalbano series finds Montalbano in search of his missing right-hand man. Before leaving for vacation with Livia, Montalbano witnesses a seagull doing an odd dance on the beach outside his home - and then the bird suddenly drops dead. Stopping in at his office for a quick check before heading off, he notices that Fazio is nowhere to be found and soon learns that he was last seen on the docks, secretly working on a case.

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    The Treasure Hunt: The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries, Book 16 | Andrea Camilleri

    The Treasure Hunt: The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
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    When a crazed elderly man and his sister begin firing bullets from their balcony down onto the Vigàta street below, Inspector Montalbano finds himself a reluctant television hero. A few days later, when a letter arrives containing a mysterious riddle, the Inspector becomes drawn into a perplexing treasure hunt set by an anonymous challenger. As the hunt intensifies, Montalbano is relieved to be offered the assistance of Arturo Pennisi, a young man eager to witness the detective's investigative skills firsthand.

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    Treasure Hunt: The Inspector Montalbano Mystery | Andrea Camilleri

    Treasure Hunt: The Inspector Montalbano Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Interest in Andrea Camilleri's taciturn but epicurean inspector is at an all-time high. And with three of the last five novels in the series, including the award-winning The Potter's Field, hitting the New York Times bestseller list, this latest installment is certain to up the ante and win over a multitude of new fans. In Treasure Hunt, Inspector Montalbano is hailed as a hero after news cameras film him scaling abuilding, gun in hand, to capture a pair of unlikely snipers. Shortly thereafter the inspector begins to receive cryptic messages in verse from someone challenging him to a treasure hunt. Intrigued, he accepts, treating the messages as amusing riddles - until they take a dangerous turn.

    A Great Series with a Great Reader
    Reviewed on November 20 2013 by Michael W. (Satellite Beach, FL, United States)
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    Angelica's Smile: Inspector Montalbano, Book 17 | Andrea Camilleri

    Angelica's Smile: Inspector Montalbano, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    When members of Vigata’s elite are targeted in a series of perfectly executed burglaries, Inspector Montalbano reluctantly takes the case. It isn’t long too before Montalbano finds himself taken with one of the victims, the captivatingly beautiful young Angelica. But as the detective’s attraction grows, a series of strange, anonymous letters claiming responsibility for the thefts begin to arrive.

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    Angelica's Smile: Inspector Montalbano, Book 17 | Andrea Camilleri

    Angelica's Smile: Inspector Montalbano, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    A rash of burglaries has Inspector Salvo Montalbano stumped. The criminals are so brazen that their leader, the anonymous Mr. Z, startssending the Sicilian inspector menacing letters. Among those burgled is the young and beautiful Angelica Cosulich, who reminds the inspector of the love-interest in Ludovico Ariosto's chivalric romance, Orlando Furioso. Besotted by Angelica's charms, Montalbano imagines himself back in the medieval world of jousts and battles.

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    Game of Mirrors: Inspector Montalbano, Book 18 | Andrea Camilleri

    Game of Mirrors: Inspector Montalbano, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    When Montalbano comes to the aid of his new neighbour, Liliana Lombardo, after her car is interfered with, the inspector can little imagine where this will lead. It soon transpires that the young woman is being targeted by someone. But is Liliana’s growing interest in Montalbano simply a product of the detective’s innate charm? Or is she trying to lead him into trouble? Meanwhile a bomb explodes outside an empty warehouse in Vigàta. But who was it intended for?

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    Game of Mirrors: Commissario Montalbano, Book 18 | Andrea Camilleri

    Game of Mirrors: Commissario Montalbano, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Inspector Montalbano and his colleagues are stumped when two bombs explode outside empty warehouses - one of which is connected to a big-time drug dealer. Meanwhile the alluring Liliana Lombardo is trying to seduce the inspector over red wine and arancini. Between pesky reporters, amorous trysts, and cocaine kingpins, Montalbano feels as if he's being manipulated on all fronts.

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    Blade of Light: Inspector Montalbano, Book 19 | Andrea Camilleri

    Blade of Light: Inspector Montalbano, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    When a gentleman arrives at Montalbano's station to report an armed robbery on his wife that ended with a kiss, the inspector's suspicions are aroused. But Montalbano finds that none of the witnesses' stories add up, and he can't help feeling they're not meant to. Meanwhile there's a case that keeps finding its way back to Montalbano's office. A locked door has appeared on a farmer's disused shed, and then, just as quickly, it disappears.

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    A Beam of Light: The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries 19 | Andrea Camilleri

    A Beam of Light: The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries 19

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    When Inspector Montalbano falls under the charms of beautiful gallery owner Marian, his longtime relationship with Livia comes under threat. Meanwhile, he is also troubled by a strange dream as three crimes demand his attention: the robbery and assault of a wealthy merchant's young wife, stolen works of art, and a search for arms traffickers that leads him deep into the countryside, where the investigation takes a tragic turn.

    Loved it.

    Very enjoyable series and extremely well read. I would highly recommend this audible book without qualication.

    Reviewed on October 16 2017 by profile ()
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    A Voice in the Night: Inspector Montalbano, Book 20 | Andrea Camilleri

    A Voice in the Night: Inspector Montalbano, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
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    Feeling his age as his birthday rolls round once again, Inspector Montalbano decides to cheer himself up by dealing with a young driver's road rage in his own unique way. But his joy is short-lived, as at police headquarters he receives an angry phone call from a supermarket boss; there's been a robbery at his store, and Montalbano's colleague is treating him as a suspect. On arrival at the scene, Montalbano quickly agrees with Inspector Augello that this was no ordinary break-in.

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    A Voice in the Night: The Inspector Montalbano, Book 20 | Andrea Camilleri

    A Voice in the Night: The Inspector Montalbano, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Montalbano investigates a robbery at a supermarket, a standard case that takes a spin when manager Guido Borsellino is later found hanging in his office. Was it a suicide? Inspector Montalbano and the coroner have their doubts, and further investigation leads to the director of a powerful local company. Meanwhile, a girl is found brutally murdered in Giovanni Strangio's apartment - Giovanni has a flawless alibi, and it's no coincidence that Michel Strangio, president of the province, is his father.

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    A Nest of Vipers | Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli - translator

    A Nest of Vipers

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli - translator
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Inspector Montalbano enjoys simple pleasures - delicious food, walks along the water, the occasional smoke - yet these are just the backdrop to his duties as a detective. His latest case is the killing of the wealthy Cosimo Barletta. Thought to be a widower living out a quiet life by the sea, Cosimo's sudden death by gunshot to the neck opens up his past to scrutiny. What Montalbano uncovers is Cosimo's trove of salacious photographs, used to extort young women, and a history full of greed and corruption.

    Flawed people

    law-enforcement, sicily, murder-investigation

    The murder victim was without redeeming value, a real sociopath. He used people without remor..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 20 2017 by Jan (United States)