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The Treasure Hunt The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries - Book 16 by Andrea Camilleri
  

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This is the sixteenth book in the wonderful Inspector Montalbano series and definitely one of his best. New readers or those who’ve seen the adaptation may be tempted to jump straight in but Camilleri weaves quite a lot of background story and character development throughout the series that you miss out on if you don’t start at the beginning. What starts with a seemingly random crazed event soon turns into a treasure hunt with an extremely unpleasant murder in its midst and the tension steadily cranks up as Montalbano and his Swedish friend Ingrid hunt down the truth.

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

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The Treasure Hunt The Inspector Montalbano Mysteries - Book 16 by Andrea Camilleri

Montalbano opened the door to step out. But Gallo held him back, putting one hand on his arm. 'What's in there, Chief?' 'If it's what I think, it's something so horrific that it'll haunt your dreams for the rest of your life ...' When a crazed elderly man and his sister begin firing bullets from their balcony down onto the Vigata street below, Inspector Montalbano finds himself a reluctant television hero. A few days later, when a letter arrives containing a mysterious riddle, the Inspector becomes drawn into a perplexing treasure hunt set by an anonymous challenger. As the hunt intensifies, Montalbano is relieved to be offered the assistance of Arturo Pennisi, a young man eager to witness the detective's investigative skills first hand. Fending off meddling commissioners and his irate girlfriend, Livia, the inspector will follow the treasure hunt's clues and travel from Vigata's teeming streets to its deserted outskirts: where an abandoned house overlooks a seemingly bottomless lake. But when a horrifying crime is committed, the game must surely be laid aside. And it isn't long before Montalbano himself will be in terrible danger ...

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

26th September 2013

Author

Andrea Camilleri

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Publisher

Mantle an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Hardback
288 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Crime & mystery
Fiction in translation

ISBN

9781447228783

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