August Heat - Inspector Montalbano mysteries (Paperback)
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August Heat - Inspector Montalbano mysteries (Paperback)

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Published: 15/04/2021
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Waterstones Says

A missing boy, a murdered Arab labourer and a mysterious femme fatale conspire to scupper Inspector Montalbano's sun-kissed holiday in this compelling entry in Camilleri's iconic series.

August Heat by Andrea Camilleri is the tenth installment in the Inspector Montalbano series, now adapted as a major BBC4 television series.

The lazy, slow month of August at the height of the Sicilian summer is, Inspector Montalbano assures his girlfriend Livia as they prepare for a relaxing holiday in a villa he has found for them, far too hot for any murders to be committed. But when Livia's friends' young son goes missing, a chain of events is sparked which will certainly ruin the Chief Inspector's pleasant interlude.

A secret apartment and a grisly find in an old trunk are just the beginning, as Montalbano navigates his way through the case, as well as coping with the sweltering heat, the suspicious death of an Arab labourer and the tempting lure of a beautiful girl . . .

August Heat is followed by the eleventh book in the series, The Wings of the Sphinx.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529043853
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Montalbano's colleagues, chance encounters, Sicilian mores, even the contents of his fridge are described with the wit and gusto that make this narrator the best company in crime fiction today - Guardian

Among the most exquisitely crafted pieces of crime writing available today . . . Simply superb - Sunday Times

One of fiction's greatest detectives and Camilleri is one of Europe's greatest crime writers - Daily Mail

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“Highly enjoyable...”

I had previously read 5 or 6 Montalbano novels, the last being over 6 years ago, and I’d forgotten what great fun they are!

Set in the fictional Sicilian coastal town of Vigata during the oppressively hot summer,... More

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“August Heat”

The Inspector Montalbano of August Heat displays a far more ponderous, sombre and perhaps even melancholy character than he has in the previous nine novels in Andrea Camilleri’s wonderfully atmospheric Sicilian... More

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“Uncomfortable topics”

Sicily, law-enforcement, relationship-issues, family-dynamics, friendship, murder, murder-investigation
Read 2 times. Last read November 1, 2020.
I don't think that one needs to have read prior books in the... More

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