Excursion to Tindari

Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330526375
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The fifth in the hit Italian crime series, Excursion to Tindari is another darkly comic detective story featuring Inspector Montalbano. 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? 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', which leads him down a path more evil and more far-reaching than any he has been down before. Excursion to Tindari is followed by the sixth novel in the Inspector Montalbano series, The Scent of the Night. Praise for Andrea Camilleri: 'A joy to read' The Times 'This savagely funny police procedural proves that sardonic laughter is a sound that translates ever so smoothly into English' New York Times

Das Spiel des Patriarchen

Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838712552
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Commissario Montalbano sind moderne Errungenschaften wie Computer und Internet hochgradig suspekt - auch wenn dieses Teufelszeug mittlerweile selbst das Kommissariat von Vigàta erreicht hat. Als ein junger Mann ermordet aufgefunden wird und ein altes Ehepaar zeitgleich verschwindet, beweist der Commissario, dass man auch mit altbewährten Methoden modernen Kriminellen auf die Schliche kommt. Andiamo! Commissario Montalbano löst seinen fünften Fall.

L excursion Tindari

Author: Andrea CAMILLERI
Publisher: 12-21
ISBN: 2823803203
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Une enquête du plus célèbre commissaire sicilien... Pour un Montalbano bientôt quinquagénaire, le nouveau siècle commence avec la disparition de deux vieux habitants de Vigàta, sa ville légendaire, au cours d'une excursion à Tindari, promontoire au nord de la Sicile, où se dressent les restes magiques d'un temple grec. Cette nouvelle enquête le trouble plus qu'il ne voudrait. Existe-t-il un lien avec cette autre affaire, l'exécution d'un jeune Don Juan de village ? Et qu'en est-il du mystère qu'entretient Mimi Augello, son adjoint, autour d'informations soi-disant secrètes ? Pour découvrir la vérité, rien de tel que de longues méditations sous son olivier centenaire, de savoureux déjeuners en compagnie d'un fort joli témoin, et le soutien inconditionnel de son équipe face à la hiérarchie. Reste une question de taille : se résoudra-t-il enfin à épouser Livia, sa fiancée gênoise ?

Jagdsaison

Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104002177
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Mit dem Postschiff ›König von Italien‹ kehrt 1880 nach langen Jahren in der Fremde ein Mann nach Vigàta zurück und eröffnet eine Apotheke. Als kurz darauf gleich mehrere mysteriöse Todesfälle eintreten, wird er zum Vertrauten der heimgesuchten Familie Peluso und heiratet am Ende die einzige Überlebende, die junge Marchesa Antonietta. Neun Tote in wenigen Monaten, doch erst der neue Kommandant beginnt an der Zufälligkeit dieser Schicksalsschläge zu zweifeln.

The Scent of the Night

Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330526324
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The Scent of the Night is the sixth comic detective novel in the Inspector Montalbano series by Andrea Camilleri. Montalbano learned how hard it was to put on a wetsuit while in a dinghy speeding over a sea that wasn't exactly calm. Mimì, at the helm, looked tense and worried. "Getting seasick?" the inspector asked him at one point. "No. Just sick of myself." "Why?" "Because every now and then I realize what a stupid shit I am to go along with some of your brilliant ideas." 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 . . . Ably abetted by his loyal and eccentric team, Montalbano, the food-loving, commitment-phobic inspector, returns for another delicious investigation served up in vintage Camilleri style. The Scent of the Night is followed by the seventh book in the series, Rounding the Mark.

La excursi n a Tindari

Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publisher: Salamandra Publicacions Y Edicions
ISBN: 9788478886685
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Poseedor de las mejores virtudes del hombre mediterráneo, el comisario Montalbano ha sabido ganarse la simpatía de numerosos lectores con su especial sabiduría para disfrutar de los pequeños placeres y sobrellevar con elegancia el paso del tiempo, sin dejar de lado esa aguda percepción de la realidad, aderezada con la dosis exacta de cinismo, que le permite revelar la cara oculta de las cosas. Toda una filosofía de vida que Andrea Camilleri ha llevado a su máxima expresión con esta novela del inefable inspector siciliano. Nos reencontramos así con los entrañables personajes que pueblan la imaginaria localidad de Vigàta, en Sicilia: desde Livia, la novia genovesa de Montalbano, hasta Ingrid, su sensual amiga sueca, pasando por el voluntarioso Catarella y Mimì Augello, el fiel subcomisario. En esta ocasión, sin embargo, el inspector tiene que emplearse a fondo para resolver dos casos que parecen no tener nada en común: el asesinato de un joven y la desaparición de un matrimonio de ancianos durante una excursión a Tindari. Tras profundas reflexiones bajo un añoso árbol, descubre la pista que lo conducirá hasta una siniestra organización con la que más le valdría no haberse topado.

Sicily

Author: Andrew Edwards & Suzanne Edwards
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1780767943
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Rising up from the heart of the Mediterranean, Sicily has a rich and ancient history spanning over 2,000 years. A bounty prized by invaders from the Greeks, Romans and Vandals to the Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, Sicily's violently beautiful landscapes are haunted by a vibrant mix of cultures and her soil has always been fertile ground for the literary and artistic imagination. This compelling guide uncovers the island's multi-faceted personality through those literary figures who have managed to get under her skin - from Pindar, Cicero and Aeschylus to Shakespeare and Cervantes; DH Lawrence, Coleridge and Oscar Wilde to Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Ezra Pound and Lawrence Durrell; as well as local writers who have defined the modern Italian novel - Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and Leonardo Sciascia. Through their words and lives we witness the beauty, pain and power of the Sicilian cultural landscape and discover how the potent mix of influences on the island's society has been preserved forever in literature.

Bloody Italy

Author: Patricia Prandini Buckler
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078645864X
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These new essays comprise a critical analysis of present-day crime fiction and nonfiction works set in Italy (all of which are available in English). The writers discussed range from Donna Leon and Michael Dibdin to Leonardo Sciascia and Andrea Camilleri. Essays also deal with nonfiction by Roberto Saviano and Douglas Preston. An emerging theme is the corruption of Italian police and judiciary officials and the frustration of officers and politicians trying to work ethically within a flawed system. Many of the works discussed show the struggle of the honest characters to find at least a limited justice for the victims.

Methods of Murder

Author: Elena M. Past
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442698101
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The first extended analysis of the relationship between Italian criminology and crime fiction in English, Methods of Murder examines works by major authors both popular, such as Gianrico Carofiglio, and canonical, such as Carlo Emilio Gadda. Many scholars have argued that detective fiction did not exist in Italy until 1929, and that the genre, which was considered largely Anglo-Saxon, was irrelevant on the Italian peninsula. By contrast, Past traces the roots of the twentieth-century literature and cinema of crime to two much earlier, diverging interpretations of the criminal: the bodiless figure of Cesare Beccaria’s Enlightenment-era On Crimes and Punishments, and the biological offender of Cesare Lombroso’s positivist Criminal Man. Through her examinations of these texts, Past demonstrates the links between literary, philosophical, and scientific constructions of the criminal, and provides the basis for an important reconceptualization of Italian crime fiction.

The Voice of the Violin

Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330526235
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The Voice of the Violin by Andrea Camilleri is fourth in the bestselling Inspector Montalbano series. The commissioner kept looking at him with an expression that combined contempt and commiseration, apparently discerning unmistakable signs of senile dementia in the inspector. "I'm going to speak very frankly, Montalbano. I don't have a very high opinion of you." "Nor I of you," the inspector replied bluntly. 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 . . . The Voice of the Violin is followed by the fifth novel in this compelling mystery series, Excursion to Tindari.