Monday, March 23, 2020

The Other End of the Line

The Other End of the Line is the 24th book in the Inspector Montalbano series by Andrea Camilleri. Camilleri sadly died in July of last year of a heart attack at the age of 93. I will sorely miss looking forward to new books in this series.

from the back of the book:
A wave of refugees has arrived on the Sicilian coast, and Inspector Montalbano and his team have been stationed at the port to manage the chaos. Meanwhile, Montalbano's long-time girlfriend, Livia, has promised their presence at a friend's wedding, and the inspector, agreeing to get a new suit tailored, meets the charming master seamstress Elena Biasini. But with the police force busy at the dock late one night, tragedy strikes in town, and a woman is found gruesomely murdered. In between managing the scene at the landing, Montalbano delves into the garment business in the company of an orphaned cat, as he works to weave together the loose threads of the unsolved crime.
I've read the earlier books in the series:
1. The Shape of Water
2. The Terra-Cotta Dog
3. The Snack Thief
4. Voice of the Violin
5. Excursion to Tindari
6. The Smell of Night
7. Rounding the Mark
8. The Patience of the Spider
9. The Paper Moon
10. August Heat
11. The Wings of the Sphinx
12. The Track of Sand
13. The Potter's Field
14. The Age of Doubt
15. Dance of the Seagull
16. Treasure Hunt
17. Angelica's Smile
18. A Game of Mirrors
19. A Beam of Light
20. A Voice in the Night
21. A Nest of Vipers
22. The Pyramid of Mud


  1. As our libraries are closed I can only get online, current books, so I'll have to wait to enjoy more of the Inspector Montalbano. I wonder how he would have written about the (novel) Coronavirus-COVID-19 & Italy's current lockdown situation.

    1. It'd've been interesting to see his take on it. Italy's having a hard time :(

  2. I always enjoy a good mystery, but have to admit that series are rough for me to keep up with in ost instances these days. Hugs and hope you are doing well! RO

    1. I tend to stick with ones I like. It's harder for me to find one-offs that I'm sure of enjoying.

  3. ...let's hope that we aren't coming to the end of the line.

  4. I loved all of these books. Have a great day, Valerie

    1. I am sooo glad I discovered these :)

  5. Thanks for the recommendation. I am looking for some new exciting reads. Seems staying home and being "stuck" makes me crave something different. Hugs-Erika

    1. I found the first few used and was hooked. I hope you like them :)

  6. Oh, forgot how much I like this series. I'll have to check and see if I can get this one through the library

  7. As I've said before, my library doesn't carry this series, so there's absolutely no chance I'll ever read them. Also, I don't have a Kindle, because I love the feel of a real book in my hand. You are SO lucky to have read this entire series, dear.

    1. I wonder if your library would be willing to be a copy of the first one just to expand their mystery section a bit...