The Dance of the Seagull

The Dance of the Seagull

[an Inspector Montalbano Mystery]

Book - 2013
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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

With Inspector Montalbano's most recent outings hitting the New York Times bestseller list, Andrea Camilleri's darkly refined Italian mysteries have become favorites of American crime novel fans. This latest installment finds Montalbano in search of his missing right-hand man.

Before leaving for vacation with Livia, Montalbano witnesses a seagull doing an odd dance on the beach outside his home, when the bird suddenly drops dead. Stopping in at his office for a quick check before heading off, he notices that Fazio is nowhere to be found and soon learns that he was last seen on the docks, secretly working on a case. Montalbano sets out to find him and discovers that the seagull's dance of death may provide the key to understanding a macabre world of sadism, extortion, and murder.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, c2013.
ISBN: 9780143122616
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CAM
Characteristics: 277 p. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sartarelli, Stephen 1954-


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Jun 24, 2015

I love these Inspector Montalbano mysteries. They exude Sicilian atmosphere, humor, poignancy, human interest, and the fragrance of delicious Sicilian dishes.

Salvo Montalbano witnesses the strange death-dance of a seagull. At the same time, his right-hand man goes missing. Montalbano sets out to find him and realizes that Fazio has gone off to investigate a case without telling anyone. So the story begins.

Camilleri has an incredible gift of being able to portray both the good and bad in society. This novel is no exception. Well worth reading! I am so glad Camilleri has written so many more of these mysteries. Four down and still nine (or more) to go....

Jan 25, 2015

I really enjoyed this book. Montalbano is 57 in this book. Still cooking up some good remedies. I made sure I read all the Montalbano books in order, I have two left to read, I'll miss him. You can google to get a list of his stories in chronological order.

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