August Heat

Paperback | February 24, 2009

byAndrea CamilleriTranslated byStephen Sartarelli

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When a colleague extends his summer vacation, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is forced to stay in Vigàta 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-and Montalbano is left 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.

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When a colleague extends his summer vacation, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is forced to stay in Vigàta 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 shaf...

Andrea Camilleri's Montalbano mystery series, bestsellers in Italy and Germany, has been adapted for Italian television and translated into German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Japanese, Dutch, and Swedish. He lives in Rome.Stephen Sartarelli lives in upstate New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.75 × 5.14 × 0.5 inPublished:February 24, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143114050

ISBN - 13:9780143114055

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspector Montalbano #10 This is the 10th book in the Inspector Montalbano series written by Andrea Camilleri. August Heat. Camilleri is extremely good at bringing the heat of a summer in Sicily out from the pages to surround the reader. This is one of those books where it doesn’t ever seem to matter that you already know who committed the crime, it’s all about Montalbano closing the case. Fast reading, lightning sharp words, returning favourite characters. One of those books I read just so that I can escape. Jacket notes: "At the beginning of the novel, Montalbano’s lover, Livia, has arranged for some friends to stay near them. But their guests' irritating child disappears, and Montalbano undertakes a search. The house they are using yields no clues, despite being searched with a fine toothcomb. The mystery is total -- is it an abduction? Has the child wandered away? Until, that is, Montalbano finds a tunnel in the ground outside -- one that that takes him to a concealed layer of the house. He finds the child, unharmed, but there is another discovery waiting for him in the subterranean room: a trunk. Inside, wrapped in plastic, is the unclothed body of a girl -- her throat has been slashed. The clues to her killer may lie with those responsible for the concealed floor."
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