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The shape of water: Inspector Montalbano Series, Book 1

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Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano has become an international sensation whose adventures have been translated from Italian into eight languages, from Dutch to Japanese. The Shape of Wateris the first book in this sly, witty, engaging series with its sardonic take on Sicilian life. The goats of Vigata once grazed on the trash-strewn, sirocco-swept site still known as the Pasture. Now local enterprise of a different sort flourishes: drug dealers and prostitutes of every flavor. But their discreet trade is upset when two employees of the Splendor Refuse Collection Company discover the body of engineer Silvio Lupanello, one of the local movers and shakers-apparently deceased in flagrante-at the Pasture. The coroner's verdict is death from natural causes-refreshingly unusual for Sicily. But Inspector Salvo Montalbano, as honest as he is streetwise and as scathing to fools and villains as he is compassionate to their victims, is not ready to close the case-even though he's being pressured by Vigata's police chief, judge, and bishop. Picking his way nimbly through a labyrinth of high-comedy corruption, delicious meals, vendetta fire-power, and carefully planted false clues, Montalbano can be relied on, whatever the cost, to get to the heart of the matter. Translated by Stephen Sartarelli.
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9781481542647
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Andrea Camilleri's novels starring Inspector Montalbano have become an international sensation in eight different languages. This funny and fast-paced Sicilian page-turner will be a delicious discovery for mystery afficionados and fiction lovers alike.

Early one morning, Silvio Lupanello, a big shot in the village of Vigàta, is found dead in his car with his pants around his knees. The car happens to be parked in a rough part of town frequented by prostitutes and drug dealers, and as the news of his death spreads, the rumors begin. Enter Inspector Salvo Montalbano, Vigàta's most respected detective. With his characteristic mix of humor, cynicism, compassion, and love of good food, Montalbano goes into battle against the powerful and the corrupt who are determined to block his path to the real killer.

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subject_facet Detective and mystery stories, Italian, Lawyers -- Crimes against -- Fiction, Montalbano, Inspector (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Montalbano, Salvo (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Police -- Italy -- Fiction, Politicians -- Crimes against -- Fiction, Sicily (Italy) -- Fiction
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title_full The Shape of Water Inspector Montalbano Series, Book 1, The shape of water / Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli, The shape of water [electronic resource] Camilleri, Andrea.
title_short The shape of water
title_sub Inspector Montalbano Series, Book 1
topic_facet Crimes against, Detective and mystery stories, Italian, Fiction, Lawyers, Montalbano, Inspector (Fictitious character), Montalbano, Salvo (Fictitious character), Mystery, Police, Politicians