The Patience of the Spider by Andrea Camilleri
(Inspector Montalbano Mysteries)

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The latest mystery in Andrea Camilleri?s internationally bestselling Inspector Montalbano series

Winning fans in Europe and America for their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri?s crime novels are classics of the genre. Set once again in Sicily, The Patience of the Spider pits Inspector Montalbano against his greatest foe yet: the weight of his own years. Still recovering from the gunshot wound he suffered in Rounding the Mark, he must overcome self-imposed seclusion and waxing self-doubt to penetrate a web of hatred and secrets in pursuit of the strangest culprit he?s ever hunted. A mystery unlike any other, this emotionally taut story brings the Montalbano saga to a captivating crossroads.


 

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 April 24, 2007 by Penguin Books. 292 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Crime. Fiction

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The real target of the ransom demands is not Susanna’s father, a noted geologist, but her uncle Antonio Peruzzo, a politician currently embroiled in one of those minor scandals as common in Italy as abduction for money.

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Camilleri's agreeable eighth contemporary police procedural featuring the crotchety but insightful Inspector Montalbano finds the Italian detective at home in Marinella enjoying the ministratio

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Camilleri's agreeable eighth contemporary police procedural featuring the crotchety but insightful Inspector Montalbano finds the Italian detective at home in Marinella enjoying the ministrations of his wife, Livia, after he was shot by a child trafficker in 2006's Rounding the Mark .

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Summary: The eighth book in the Montalbano series has a less-complex plot than earlier - and later - books but is still an excellent read for the pleasure of the character development and the insight into Sicilian life.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Inspector Salvo Montalbano is on medical leave as he recovers from the life-threatening wounds received during the investigation in ROUNDING THE MARK.

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