Rounding The Mark by Andrea CamilleriRounding The Mark by Andrea Camilleri

Rounding The Mark

byAndrea CamilleriTranslated byStephen Sartarelli

Paperback | July 25, 2006

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“You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven’t read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen. Aglow with local color, packed with flint-dry wit, as fresh and clean as Mediterranean seafood — altogether transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano.” A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window


Two seemingly unrelated deaths form the central mystery of Rounding the Mark. They will take Montalbano deep into a secret world of illicit trafficking in human lives, and the investigation will test the limits of his physical, psychological, and moral endurance. Disillusioned and no longer believing in the institution he serves, will he withdraw or delve deeper into his work?

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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Title:Rounding The MarkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.77 × 5.09 × 0.57 inPublished:July 25, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014303748X

ISBN - 13:9780143037484

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspector Montalbano #7 This is the 7th Inspector Montalbano book and just as wonderfully written and plotted out as the previous six in the series. If you've been reading the books in order you'll be well acquainted with Salvo Montalbano by now and his intense behaviour in "Rounding the Mark" won't come as much of a surprise. Jacket notes: "Two seemingly unrelated deaths form the central mystery of Rounding the Mark. They will take Montalbano deep into a secret world of illicit trafficking in human lives, and the investigation will test the limits of his physical, psychological, and moral endurance. Disillusioned and no longer believing in the institution he serves, will he withdraw or delve deeper into his work?" Montalbano continues to be rude, mean, sarcastic, and overly grumpy in this book as in the others but this only endears him to me even more. He's always able to redeem himself with his strong moral and ethical values. I love reading Camilleri's books for these simple reasons: the plot flows smoothly, the characters are strong and real, and the conversation between these characters is real and believable.
Date published: 2011-11-13

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Andrea Camilleri and the Montalbano Series“The idiosyncratic Montalbano is totally endearing.”—The New York Times “Camilleri is as crafty and charming a writer as his protagonist is an investigator.”—The Washington Post Book World“Hailing from the land of Umberto Eco and La Cosa Nostra, Montalbano can discuss a pointy-headed book like Western Attitudes Toward Death as unflinchingly as he can pore over crime-scene snuff photos. He throws together an extemporaneous lunch of shrimp with lemon and oil as gracefully as he dodges advances from attractive women.”—Los Angeles Times“[Camilleri’s mysteries] offer quirky characters, crisp dialogue, bright storytelling—and Salvo Montalbano, one of the most engaging protagonists in detective fiction…Montalbano is a delightful creation, an honest man on Siciliy’s mean streets.”—USA Today“Camilleri is as crafty and charming a writer as his protagonist is an investigator.”—The Washington Post Book World“Like Mike Hammer or Sam Spade, Montalbano is the kind of guy who can’t stay out of trouble…Still, deftly and lovingly translated by Stephen Sartarelli, Camilleri makes it abundantly clear that under the gruff, sardonic exterior our inspector has a heart of gold, and that any outburst, fumbles, or threats are made only in the name of pursuing truth.”—The Nation“Camilleri can do a character’s whole backstory in half a paragraph.”—The New Yorker“Subtle, sardonic, and molto simpatico: Montalbano is the Latin re-creation of Philip Marlowe, working in a place that manages to be both more and less civilized than chandler’ Los Angeles.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred)“The novels of Andrea Camilleri breathe out the sense of place, the sense of humor, and the sense of despair that fills the air of Sicily."—Donna Leon