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Hunting Season by Andrea Camilleri
  

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Camilleri turns away from his famed Detective Inspector Montalbano series and gives us a tongue-in-cheek historical romp in 1880 Sicily. Don Filippo wants a son, his eccentric noble friends all give him suggestions as to the best sexual ploys to produce one, great fun. When the boy comes he’s not what Filippo had hoped for, however the lad’s eventual death greatly distresses his mother who goes in search of the supposed murdering villain. Oh my … this is certainly a change of direction for the author!

If you like Andrea Camilleri you might also like to read books by Michael Giuttari, Michael Dibdin and Anne Zouroudi.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Sultry climates. Delicious cuisine. And the intuitive Italian policeman Montalbano? Not this time for the latter. As the jacket indicates, this entry from the author of the bestselling Inspector Montalbano series is just as beguiling in its own way. We are in Montalbano’s town, Vigata, in Sicily, but the year is 1880. When a stranger arrives in the town, the inhabitants are thrown into disarray. The young man, Fofo, is the son of a local peasant, the latter well known for his efficacious home-grown medicines – but he was killed many years before. When the son opens his own pharmacy in the town, his remedies quickly become popular. But he is to find himself up against a local dignitary: Don Fillipo, a skirt-chasing marquis who is dedicated to the task of producing a new heir. However, death is to visit the town again – and everyone’s lives will be changed irrevocably.
~ Barry Forshaw

Synopsis

Hunting Season by Andrea Camilleri

Sicily, 1880. When a stranger arrives in Vigata, the town's inhabitants immediately become unsettled. It seems the young man, Fofo, is the son of a local peasant legendary for his home-grown medicines; a man who was murdered many years before. Fofo opens his own pharmacy in Vigata and his remedies are sought by many. But he soon finds himself entangled with the local nobility: Don Filippo - a philandering marchese set on producing a new heir, his long-suffering wife Donna Matilde, his eccentric elderly father Don Federico, his son Federico and beautiful daughter Ntonto, above all. But it won't be long before death visits Vigata and the town and its most noble family will never be the same again ...Both a delightful murder mystery and a comic novel of huge brio, fired by love and obsession and filled with memorable characters, Hunting Season is the captivating new book from the bestselling author of the Inspector Montalbano series.

Reviews

'For sunny views, explosive characters and a snappy plot constructed with great farcical ingenuity, the writer you want is Andrea Camilleri'

-New York Times

About the Author

Andrea Camilleri

Andrea Camilleri is one of Italy’s most famous contemporary writers. His Montalbano series has been adapted for Italian television and translated into nine languages. He lives in Rome.

His Inspector Salvo Montalbano has garnered millions of fans worldwide with his sardonic, engaging take on Sicilian small-town life and his genius for deciphering the most enigmatic of crimes. Both farcical and endearing, Montalbano is a cross between Columbo and Chandler’s Philip Marlowe, with the added culinary idiosyncrasies of an Italian Maigret’ and if you like authors such as Alexander McCall Smith, Donna Leon and Michael Dibdin you really should try some of his novels.

Photograph by Elvira Giogianni.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

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Andrea Camilleri

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Hardback

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Historical Fiction
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9781447265917

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