Monday, March 08, 2010

August Heat

August Heat is 10th in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano mystery series. I am so glad I came across these. I have enjoyed each one so far.

from the back of the book:
When a colleague extends his summer vacation, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is forced to stay in Vig├áta 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, in pursuit of the child, uncovers something terribly sinister. As the inspector spends the summer trying to solve this perplexing case, Livia refuses to answer his calls, leaving Montalbano to take a plunge that will affect the rest of his life.

Fans of the Sicilian inspector as well as readers new to this increasingly popular series will enjoy following the melancholy but unflinchingly moral Montalbano as he undertakes one of the most shocking investigations of his career.

I've read these:

1. The Shape of Water
2. The Terra-Cotta Dog
5. Excursion to Tindari
6. The Smell of Night
9. The Paper Moon

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