Excursion to Tindari by Andrea Camilleri

By Andrea Camilleri

Following the long-running luck he has loved on bestseller lists in Europe, Inspector Salvo Montalbano is now successful over American readers and critics alike as “one of the main attractive protagonists in detective fiction” (USA Today). Now, in Excursion to Tindari, Andrea Camilleri’s savvy and darkly comedian tackle Sicilian existence leads Montalbano into his such a lot bone-chilling case yet.

In doubtless unrelated crimes, a tender Don Juan is located murdered and an aged couple is mentioned lacking after an expedition to the traditional website of Tindari. As Montalbano works to resolve either instances, he stumbles onto Sicily’s ghastly “new age” of brutal and nameless criminality.

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Chief, the Free Channel called with a list of the names and phone numbers of all the people who contacted them after seeing the Griffos’ photo on TV. ” Fifteen or so names. At a glance, the phone numbers all looked to be from Vigàta. So the Griffos were not as evanescent as they had first seemed. Fazio came in. “Jesus, what a scare we got when we couldn’t find Catarella! We didn’t know he’d been sent on a secret mission. You know what that wicked Galluzzo called him? ” “Spare me the comedy. ” “I went to see Sanfilippo’s mother.

Or put on his bathing suit and have a nice swim in the freezing water? He opted for the second course. It might help him simmer down. He jumped in the water and immediately became half-paralyzed. Would he ever get it through his head that, at age fifty, this was no longer a good idea? That the time for such bravado was over? He headed gloomily back to the house and could already hear the phone ringing from thirty feet away His only choice was to accept things as they were. And, for starters, to answer the phone.

All of ‘em? The guys wit’ girls, guys wit’ guys, girls—” Montalbano halted the litany. “I meant the novel book and the litters. ” The moment he returned to his office, Imbrò, who’d been assigned to the switchboard, came in. “Chief, the Free Channel called with a list of the names and phone numbers of all the people who contacted them after seeing the Griffos’ photo on TV. ” Fifteen or so names. At a glance, the phone numbers all looked to be from Vigàta. So the Griffos were not as evanescent as they had first seemed.

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