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Rounding the Mark by Andrea Camilleri
  

Rounding the Mark

Part of the Inspector Montalbano mysteries Series
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Montalbano is on the verge of retiring but that isn’t going to happen just yet. Having floated in to a dead body while swimming he can hardly walk away from doing what he does best. This is a slightly darker novel than previous ones due to the dissolution Montalbano is feeling but still the wit and humour are always present.

Inspector Montalbano series:
1. The Shape of Water
2. The Terra-Cotta Dog
3. The Snack Thief
4. The Voice of the Violin
5. Excursion to Tindari
6. The Scent of the Night
7. Rounding the Mark
8. The Patience of the Spider
9. The Paper Moon
10. August Heat
11. The Wings of the Sphinx

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

Synopsis

Rounding the Mark by Andrea Camilleri

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. And, to judge from the way he looked, he’d been so for quite a while.

Increasingly disillusioned with his government and the world in general, Inspector Montalbano is considering retirement. He is starting to feel his age, and even his favourite restaurant has closed. But when he bumps into a dead body during a bracing swim, his detective instincts are aroused once more. Particularly when the most likely identity of the victim is a man already long buried . . .

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

4th January 2008

Author

Andrea Camilleri

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780330442206

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