Three-card Monte

byMarco MalvaldiTranslated byHoward Curtis

September 5, 2014|
Three-card Monte by Marco Malvaldi
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When a Japanese scientist dies in a Tuscan resort town, four old card players and their favorite bartender investigate in this comic Italian mystery. In the Italian resort town of Pineta, along the Tuscan coast, one might find the sleepy Bar Lume inhabited by its owner Massimo and its elderly regulars engaged in a game of cards. But this is merely a cover for the true activities of this senile squad. In truth, they are at work analyzing, postulating, gossiping, and chronicling every event that occurs in their small Tuscan town, using the most colorful language and Tuscan slang possible. When a chemistry conference at a local hotel is interrupted by the suspicious death of a Japanese scientist, Massimo is obliged to investigate on behalf of his all-too-curious clientele. The old-timers provide running commentary, demonstrating a cunning for sniffing out lies that can only be honed through decades of playing three-card monte. The second book in Marco Malvaldi''s beloved Bar Lume series, Three-Card Monte is a comedy, a beguiling mystery, and a vivacious portrayal of small-town Italy.
Marco Malvaldi was born in Pisa in 1974. Three Card Monte is the second in the Bar Lume series, featuring Massimo the Barman and the four elderly sleuths. Malvadi is the winner of both the Isola d''Elba Award and the Castiglioncello Prize for his crime novels.
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Title:Three-card MonteFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:176 pages, 8.25 X 5.3 X 0.55 inShipping dimensions:176 pages, 8.25 X 5.3 X 0.55 inPublished:September 5, 2014Publisher:Europa EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1609452054

ISBN - 13:9781609452056

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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