The Dance of the Seagull by Andrea Camilleri
(Inspector Montalbano)

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Seasoned with sunshine, food and humour, the Montalbano novels are character studies masquerading as crime novels.
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The latest from the New York Times bestselling author of The Potter's Field, winner of the Crime Writers' Association's International Dagger Award, and The Age of Doubt

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.

 

About Andrea Camilleri

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ANDREA CAMILLERI is the bestselling author of the popular Inspector Montalbano mystery series, as well as historical novels that take place in nineteenth-century Sicily. His books have been made into Italian television shows and have been translated into seven languages. He lives in Rome. STEPHEN SARTARELLI is an award-winning translator and the author of three books of poetry.
 
Published February 26, 2013 by Penguin Books. 289 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Jan 15 2013

Montalbano's 15th case features more hilarious bark and some satisfying bite.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jan 07 2013

Both investigations are pieces of a larger, satisfying mystery in which Montalbano investigates, among other things, the docks and late-night deliveries from fishing trawlers.

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Good
on Mar 08 2013

Seasoned with sunshine, food and humour, the Montalbano novels are character studies masquerading as crime novels.

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The Spectator

Good
Reviewed by Andrew Taylor on Mar 23 2013

Fortunately, to a large extent the novel’s virtues outweigh its drawbacks. The narrative is swift-moving, without any obvious effort on the author’s part to inject pace...

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