The Wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri
(Inspector Montalbano Mysteries)

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Food, love, and murder-Sicilian style-in the gripping eleventh installment of The New York Times bestselling Montalbano mystery series.

Things are not going well for Inspector Salvo Montalbano. His relationship with Livia is once again on the rocks and-acutely aware of his age-he is beginning to grow weary of the endless violence he encounters. Then a young woman is found dead, her face half shot off and only a tattoo of a sphinx moth giving any hint of her identity. The tattoo links her to three similarly marked girls-all victims of the underworld sex trade-who have been rescued from the Mafia night-club circuit by a prominent Catholic charity. The problem is, Montalbano's inquiries elicit an outcry from the Church and the three other girls are all missing.
 

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 November 9, 2009 by Penguin Books. 242 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, History, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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As Montalbano and his team first attempt to identify the victim based on a butterfly tattoo on her left shoulder, they learn of a possible link to an influential Catholic charity.

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The Bookbag

The first book in the Montalbano series is The Shape of Water and whilst there’s no need to read the books in order (they all read as stand alones) you might a well have the pleasure of starting at the beginning.

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The tattoo links her to three similarly marked girls-all victims of the underworld sex trade-who have been rescued from the Mafia night-club circuit by a prominent Catholic charity.

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Spinetingler Magazine

Meanwhile they were both left hanging as though in mid-air, like children’s balloons which, half-emptied of helium, can’t manage either to rise to the sky or fall to the ground.” In another excellent translation by Stephen Sartarelli, the eleventh entry in the series finds the Sicilian citizenry...

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