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Excursion to Tindari / Andrea Camilleri.

By: Camilleri, Andrea, 1925-.
Contributor(s): Sartarelli, Stephen, 1954-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Camilleri, Andrea. Inspector Montalbano mysteries: ; Inspector Montalbano: 5.; Camilleri, Andrea. Inspector Montalbano mystery: 5.Publisher: London : Picador, 2006Description: 315 pages 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780330493024 (hbk.) :; 0330493027 (hbk.) :; 9780330493048 (pbk.) :; 0330493043 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Montalbano, Salvo (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Police -- Italy -- Sicily -- Fiction | Missing persons -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Montalbano, Inspector Salvo (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Police Italy Sicily | Detective and mystery storiesGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Detective and mystery stories.DDC classification: 853.914
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The fifth mystery in Camilleri's atmospheric, compelling and savagely funny crime series Maybe a phrase, a line, a hint somewhere would reveal a reason, any reason, for the elderly couple's disappearance. They'd saved everything...there was even a copy of the certificate of living existence, that nadir of bureaucratic imbecility...What was the protocol, to use a word dear to government offices? Did one simply write on a sheet of paper something like: I, the undersigned, Salvo Montalbano, hereby declare myself to be in existence, sign it, and turn it in to the appointed clerk? A young Don Juan is found murdered in front of his apartment building early one morning, and an elderly couple is reported missing after an excursion to the ancient site of Tindari - two seemingly unrelated cases for Inspector Montalbano to solve amid the daily complications of life at Vigata police headquarters. But when Montalbano discovers that the couple and the murdered young man lived in the same building, his investigation stumbles onto Sicily's brutal New Mafia, which leads him down a path more evil and more far-reaching than any he has been down before.

Formerly CIP. Uk

Translated from the Italian.

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Kirkus Book Review

Sicilian Inspector Salvo Montalbano ponders a tricky question: What's the connection between a dead sexual athlete and an elderly neighboring couple? When Nenè Sanfillipo is shot outside his Vigàta home, the police question everybody in the adjoining apartments--everybody, that is, except Alfonso and Margherita Griffo, the retirees upstairs who've gone missing shortly after a bus tour to nearby Tindari. Further investigation reveals that Nenè had a reputation among his neighbors as a sexual athlete and that the Griffos may never have returned from that bus trip. It can't be a coincidence, thinks Montalbano; there must be a link. Before he and his motley subordinates can connect the dots, however, he's summoned to a meeting with Don Balduccio Sinagra, head of a local crime family, that promises serious distraction. The don is convinced that his grandson Japichinu, gone into hiding and suffering from tuberculosis, would be better off in the hands of the caribinieri than on his own, at the mercy of any rising members of the New Mafia who might come across him. So Montalbano, without ever saying he'll do so, agrees to take Japichinu into custody. Readers familiar with his first four cases (The Voice of the Violin, 2003, etc.) will expect twists to follow, though they'll probably still be surprised in the end. From the leisurely opening movement to the final clatter of revelations, Camilleri presents Sicily with humor and without illusions. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.